Select therapeutic use:
Indications for FLAGYL ER:
Take 1 hr before or 2 hrs after meals. 750mg once daily for 7 days.
Pregnancy (1st trimester for trichomoniasis).
CNS disease. Discontinue if neurological symptoms occur. Severe hepatic disease: reduce dose. History of blood dyscrasias. Monitor leukocytes before and after therapy. Elderly: monitor serum levels. Pregnancy (Cat.B, 2nd and 3rd trimesters). Nursing mothers: not recommended.
Avoid alcohol during and for 3 days after use. Do not give within 2 weeks of disulfiram (possible psychotic reactions). May potentiate oral anticoagulants, phenytoin, lithium. Antagonized by phenobarbital, phenytoin, other hepatic enzyme inducers. May impair phenytoin clearance. Potentiated by cimetidine, other hepatic enzyme inhibitors. Interferes with serum chemistry tests.
GI upset, headache, metallic taste, dysuria, cystitis, incontinence, Candida overgrowth, seizures, peripheral neuropathy, ECT changes; neutropenia, pancreatitis (rare).
Tabs—50, 100; ER—30; Caps 375mg—50