Flagyl ER is used for treating certain bacterial infections of the vagina (bacterial vaginosis). Flagyl ER is an oral antiprotozoal and antibacterial. It is thought to work by entering the bacterial cell, acting on some components of the cell, and destroying the bacteria.
Use Flagyl ER as directed by your doctor.
- Take Flagyl ER by mouth on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating.
- Swallow Flagyl ER whole. Do not break, crush, or chew before swallowing.
- To clear up your infection completely, take Flagyl ER for the full course of treatment. Keep taking it even if you feel better in a few days.
- If you miss a dose of Flagyl ER, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Flagyl ER.
Store Flagyl ER at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Flagyl ER out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Active Ingredient: Metronidazole.