Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking fluconazole and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. If you are taking the liquid suspension form of this medication, shake the bottle well before each dose. Carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Generally in children, the dose should not exceed 600 milligrams daily unless directed by the doctor. It comes as a tablet or suspension you take by mouth. Fluconazole oral tablet is available as both a generic drug, and as the brand-name drug Diflucan. Generic drugs usually cost less than the brand-name version. In some cases, they may not be available in all strengths or forms as the brand-name drug. Fluconazole is used to prevent and treat candidiasis. This condition is caused by infection with one of the many types of the fungus Examples of candidiasis include vaginal yeast infection, as well as oral yeast infection (thrush). Candidiasis can also cause infections on other parts of your body, including your throat, esophagus, lungs, and blood.
Metronidazole (Flagyl / Flagyl S / Metrolyl) is an anti-microbial drug that is highly active against a wide range of bacteria and protozoa. It is used to treat infections with Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia and bacterial infections of the vagina. It is being studied as a treatment for microsporidiosis and as maintenance therapy to prevent recurrences of isosporiasis. The most common side-effects are headache, nausea, dry mouth and a metallic taste. It can also cause dark urine, fatigue, depression, headaches, vomiting and fever. Rare serious toxicities can include peripheral neuropathy and seizures. Patients taking metronidazole should avoid alcoholic drinks. Metronidazole should also be avoided by patients taking formulations of protease inhibitors that contain ethanol or propylene gycol. Last night was my third night on the treatment and since leaving the doctor's office I have had some bleeding and since starting this treatment I have noticed that large amount of brown discharge. The discharge looks like little blood clots leaving my body and they have not stopped. I'm getting concerned one because they haven't gone away and two because I was already two weeks late on my period. I'm 25 weeks pregnant my doctor prescribed me Metronidazole Vaginal Gel for a bacteria that I have, has anyone else taken this during a pregnancy ? I'm really scared I've read about women who've lost their baby by taking this gel I'm really scared I called my OB and I asked him if its safe for the baby and he said it is but I'm really concerned about this, its my first baby too. The discharge is normal with this medication but I would definitely keep trying to speak with your doctor or one of the nurses being that it's been 5 days since you finished the last insert. But if you are not bleeding and have no cramping I wouldn't be too concerned. See if that helps always best to go with the lowest level of intervention and avoid surgery although if trying to soften your stools with being properly hydrated, taking fiber supplements and stool softener and you are no longer straining but still have symptoms of bleeding you may need hemoroid or anal fissure surgery. But first take the fiber supplements, try Colace, and get properly hydrated and see if that does the trick.
Metronidazole is a synthetic antibacterial compound. Disposition of metronidazole in the body is similar for both oral and intravenous dosage forms, with an average elimination half-life in healthy humans of eight hours. The Merck Manuals known as the MSD Manuals outside US & Canada are the global standard in medical reference for Doctors, Students & Consumers - since 1899.