The Metronidazole  is a pharmaceutical compound used as analgesic, antiinflammatory and reducing increases in body temperature (fever), it is perfectly functional in those individuals who are suffering from malaise product infections or simple muscle pain caused by injury or overloads by excessive training.

General uses of metronidazole

This medicine works very effectively on a wide variety of symptoms, among which we can mention:

  • It is perfect for relieving severe joint pain caused by infections, injuries and other illnesses. Muscle aches and spasms
  • It calms the strong pains produced by the operations.
  • Calms and reduces headaches (headaches).
  • It works as an analgesic against the pain generated by tumors.
  • Minimizes pain or colic in some areas such as gastrointestinal, kidneys, urinary.
  • Reduces and regulates temperature rises (fever).
  • Generates good effect in the treatment of Herpes zoster, neuritis and trigeminal neuralgia.
  • It works as an analgesic against burn pain.

In what forms is metronidazole available?

There are several presentations with ways to apply this type of medicine. Of course, they must go hand in hand with a medical prescription, with a visit prior to it.

  • Metronidazole in capsules or pills , is one of the most widely applied options and is consumed orally, it is estimated that a 500 mg metronidazole paste should be ingested every 8 hours while the action process of the previous capsule ends. These elements are slow-acting in situations of great pain, although their effectiveness has been the same. It should be noted that one of the advantages of the pills is the ease of consumption since they take up very little space in the luggage or pockets of the person.
  • Metronidazole in syrup or sachets , is presented as an excellent application option for the smallest of the house, due to the concentration amounts of its compounds and the veracity of action on the body of the same, it even serves in those individuals to whom that it is difficult for them to digest pills. They are easy to prepare and can even be mixed with liquids other than water.
  • Metronidazole in suspension , serves to keep a greater control and accuracy of the amount of medicine that the patient’s body requires, according to their weight and age. The peculiarity and difference with the other presentations is that as its name says it is that it maintains a concentrate of the drug suspended on the surface of the liquid, so it is not mixed in its entirety.

Some of the peculiarities or advantages of ingesting metronidazole in suspension is the possibility of disguising the bad taste of the medicine, making it easier to give it to the smallest of the house. The user can make the exact amount needed.

  • Metronidazole in ovules, works very effectively in women who have some type of vaginal infection and although the ingestion of pastes is very effective, the speed of action of metronidazole ovules makes it a very viable option.

The treatment in ovules of this medicine fights strange odors in the vagina, as well as itching, burning when urinating, irritation in the middle internal area, and a liquid discharge with a different tone than usual.

  • Metronidazole in injection is an important and very simple option to avoid consumption through pills or other options that may be forgotten. It should be noted that its application must be certified by a trusted doctor, since side effects can appear in people if the patient’s body is not known in detail.

It should be noted that this option is of rapid absorption and notoriety of the expected results, if it is applied correctly in the stipulated times.

  • Metronidazole in suppositories. As is well known, these types of elements are applied rectally and are very effective in treating infections generated by bacteria, gradually killing them without leaving a trace that can generate a rebound or repetitive effect. This type of application, like the ovules, are very frequent in the postoperative period, since this prevents the appearance of an infection by anaerobic bacteria.

Side effects of metronidazole

All drugs bring many benefits, although with them there are also certain contradictory effects that users should be aware of before starting an application.

  • Allergies: They are very rare, but they do exist, so you must be aware of them to take immediate action in the event of itching, swelling, rapid heartbeat, burning, redness, breathing difficulties and even an upset stomach.
  • Eruptions: They are skin reactions, where blisters are present, in turn generating a sore throat with fever. Although they are very rare, it is worth knowing and knowing that it is a possibility.
  • Very rare side effects: Problems to discharge urine, kidney damage, loss of proteins and minerals that are expelled in the urine.

All these effects are of wide rarity, but there are medical cases that confirm them, which is why the application of these drugs must be supervised by a trusted doctor.

Precautions when consuming metronidazole

  • Do not interrupt consumption, as it can completely damage the treatment and even more importantly, do not restart the application of the drug without a medical authorization.
  • Do not increase or decrease the doses, as it can generate a different effect and in some cases simply not produce any.
  • Avoid consuming or implementing sodium metronidazole if you are using some of the following medications, as they can react with the content of its compounds: Anticoagulants, other antibiotics, diabetes medications, control of platelets and blood pressure. On the other hand, it is important to mention sedatives, since they reduce the expected effect.


Given the medical experiences and the great acceptance that the drug has had, it is good to say that it is a great option to treat various ailments and bodily discomforts, since its effect is safe, without many risks or long waits. Although its side effects are very rare and not very possible, a brief visit to a doctor who prescribes the appropriate medication is never too much, as well as the necessary doses to treat the problem without greatly damaging the bacterial flora, which is vital for good health. functioning of the organism of human beings.

Samantha Robson
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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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