Can Flagyl tablets stop pregnancy?

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The urine may become dark in color when you take Flagyl.

Genital infections are communicable diseases. Please observe general hygiene measures such as regular personal hygiene. Talk to your doctor about any partner treatment.

Simultaneous use of Ortho (R) -diaphragm and condoms for contraception with Flagyl Ovula should be avoided, as on the one hand the surface of the diaphragm or the condom could be changed and on the other hand the healing effect of Flagyl could be impaired.

This medicine has been prescribed for you by your doctor to treat your current illness.

Flagyl is not effective against all microorganisms that cause infections. The use of an incorrectly selected or incorrectly dosed drug can cause complications. Therefore, never use it on your own for the treatment of other illnesses or other people. If you get new infections later, you should not use Flagyl without further medical consultation.

When should Flagyl not be used?

If you are hypersensitive to the active ingredient of Flagyl or to other substances from the same chemical group, you must not use Flagyl (active ingredient = metronidazole; group = imidazole derivatives).

In what circumstances should you take caution when taking Flagyl?

During treatment with Flagyl and for the day after, you should refrain from alcoholic beverages and drugs that contain alcohol, as taking them at the same time leads to vomiting and stomach cramps ("antabus effect"). Do not take Flagyl at the same time as the medicine Antabus®.

This medicine can affect the ability to react, use tools or machines and the ability to drive. If there are signs of adverse effects such as confusion, dizziness, hallucinations, convulsions, temporary visual disturbances or impaired movement coordination, you should not drive a car or use machines or tools.

If Flagyl treatment is for an infection of the genital organs, sexual intercourse should be avoided.

If you experience undesirable effects (see section “What side effects can Flagyl have?”) You should contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

If the therapy lasts more than 10 days, if high doses are taken or if the blood count is abnormal, regular medical check-ups are necessary.

Flagyl can increase the effects of various medicines. This includes certain blood-thinning medicines and ciclosporin. Anti-epilepsy drugs (phenytoin, phenobarbital) can reduce the effect of Flagyl. However, various drugs (including cimetidine, an anti-acidic agent) can increase the effect of Flagyl. Concomitant lithium therapy can lead to undesirable effects. It should therefore be discontinued before the start of treatment with Flagyl or continued at a reduced dose and only under strict medical supervision.

Central and peripheral nervous system disorders may worsen during therapy with Flagyl.

Tell your doctor or health care professional if you have severe liver disease or Cockayne syndrome. Cases of severe liver toxicity or acute hepatic impairment, including cases of death, have been reported in association with products containing metronidazole in patients with Cockayne syndrome.

If you have Cockayne syndrome, your doctor should regularly monitor your liver function during and after your treatment with Metronidazo. Tell your doctor immediately and stop taking metronidazole if you get the following symptoms: abdominal pain, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fever, malaise, tiredness, jaundice, dark urine, gray stools or itching.

Cases of serious skin reactions with possible fatal outcome have been reported. If you have blistering or peeling rashes that may spread all over your body, or blisters on your skin (especially around the mouth, eyes, nose and genital organs), potentially with fever, break stop your Flagyl treatment and tell your doctor straight away.

In this case, treatment with metronidazole must never be restarted.

Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you suffer from other illnesses, have allergies or are taking or applying other medicines (including those you have bought yourself)!

Can Flagyl be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Systematic scientific research was never carried out. The safety of using Flagyl during pregnancy has not been adequately demonstrated. Flagyl should not be used during the first three months of pregnancy. During the second and third trimester of pregnancy, you should only use Flagyl if your doctor has specifically prescribed the medicine for you.

You should not breast-feed while using Flagyl (up to 24 hours after the last use of Flagyl).