The information and instructions on the following pages should not replace those given to you by your doctor.

How does Metronidazole work?
Metronidazole is used to treat infections that resulted from amoebas and anaerobic bacteria.

When shouldn't I give my child Metronidazole?
Do not use if your child has a known allergy to one of the ingredients in the medication.

Do not use if your child has a gluten intolerance. If the medication is in a syrup form, do not use if your child has a fructose intolerance or other metabolic diseases which inhibits his ability to absorb sugars.

Consult your doctor when

  • Your child has medical problems; especially your child suffers from liver, circulatory system, digestive system, or CNS dysfunction.
  • Your child is taking other medications

How should I store the medication?
Keep the medication in a cool, dark place, under 25 degrees C. Keep closed and out of reach of children.

Do not use past the expiration date

Administering the Medication
Administer the medication at the times instructed by your physician. Do not chew. The tablets are generally only available for children over the age of 6. Give your child a glass of water together with the medication.

What should I do if I forgot to administer the dose on time?
If you forgot to give a dose on time, give it to your child as soon as you remember. Do not give two doses at once.

When can I stop giving my child the medication?
Finish the round as instructed by your physician. Even if your child is feeling better, do not stop giving him the medication before you consult with your physician.

What side effects does the antibiotic cause?
Side effects include dryness in the mouth, diarrhea, nausea, change in appetite, vomiting, stomach pains, oral infections, loss of appetite, headaches, contractions, dizziness, sporadic vision problems, psychotic episodes (confusion and hallucinations).

Call your doctor when

  • Your child's condition worsens
  • Your child experiences severe side effects (hallucinations, weakness, drowsiness)

If your child has an allergic reaction (fever, itchiness, edema, anaphylactic shock), take him immediately to the ER.

Metronidazole may causes changes in the color of urine.

Taking metronidazole may require follow up blood tests.

If the dryness in the mouth lasts longer than 2 weeks, see your dentist.