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Treatment of trichomoniasis with metronidazole

Metronidazole is a very effective antimicrobial drug from the group of 5-nitroimidazole, is used to kill protozoa (Trichomonas, amoeba, Giardia), anaerobic gram-negative bacteria (Bacteroides, fuzobakterii, clostridia), anaerobic gram-positive microorganisms (peptococci). The medicine penetrates microbes and inhibits cell division, thereby killing her.

Widely used for acute and chronic trichomoniasis, recurrent forms, trihomonadonositelstvo.

The pattern of use of metronidazole:

  • Twice 250 mg duration 10-14 days.
  • First day – double-2 tablets (250 mg*2), the second day – one three times a day, following 4 days, twice one.
  • 500 mg orally 4 times a day (every 6 hours), only 5 days.
  • First day – 4 times 750 mg, the second day, 500 mg 4 times only 2 days, total dose – 5 g.

There is an American method of treatment of trichomoniasis with metronidazole, based on the use of shock doses for a faster effect:

  1. 2 g (8 tablets) orally once;
  2. 2 g orally daily for 3 days;
  3. 1 g twice a day throughout the week.

If you use intravenous solution is recommended to put a dropper three times a day one bottle at least 5 days.

Vaginal suppositories 500 mg is better to enter into the vagina at night, wetting the front of the suppository in water. After the introduction of the woman should lie in a horizontal position at least half an hour.

Pregnant accepted metronidazole, with the exception of the first trimester of pregnancy, when there is a bookmark of organs of the child. It is recommended that a single consumption of 2 g of substance.

Side effects of the drug are similar to other antibacterial means:

  • disruption of the gastrointestinal poor appetite, metal taste in mouth, nausea, occasional vomiting, diarrhea, inflammation of the pancreas;
  • the mucous membranes of the mouth (stomatitis), tongue (glossitis), gums (gingivitis);
  • dysfunction of the nervous system – headaches, dizziness, psychosis, seizures, hallucinations, depression, deterioration of coordination of movements;
  • allergic – urticarial skin rash, itching, hay fever;
  • the defeat of the urinary system – pain in the urine, increasing urine volume.

With special care, the drug has to be administered into a vein, as it can cause inflammation of the inner lining of blood vessels.

Metronidazole is contraindicated in:

  1. individual hypersensitivity to the drug;
  2. epilepsy;
  3. brain tumors;
  4. the liver;
  5. the first trimester of pregnancy and lactationBreasts.

Existing analogues of the drug "Metrogyl", "Trichopolum", "Gravgun", "Madrid", "Glaygl", "Afloran".

In the end I would like to add that you should not take the drug alone. Before taking be sure to consult doctor and not to self-medicate.