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Metronidazole is an antibiotic, according to Drugs.com. It is used in the treatment of bacterial infections of the vagina, joints, stomach, skin and respiratory tract. However, this medication is ineffective for treating a vaginal yeast infection.


According to MedlinePlus, metronidazole treats infections of the reproductive and gastrointestinal systems, vagina, skin and other areas of the body. The drug works by eliminating bacteria and other microorganisms, but does not treat viral infections such as colds or th...


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the oral antibiotic metronidazole is an effective cure for trichomoniasis, the most common curable sexually transmitted disease. Bacterial vaginosis, caused by an imbalance of vaginal bacteria, is also treated...


Metronidazole begins to treat an infection immediately, though symptoms will likely persist through the first few days of treatment, according to WebMD. Also known by the brand name Flagyl, metronidazole is a type of antibiotic that stops the growth of bacteria and some...


Metronidazole is an antibiotic and antiprotozoal medication used in cats, dogs and horses as well as humans. Metronidazole is also used to treat tropical fish, reptiles and amphibians.


Metronidazole 500 mg is a 500 mg dose of the antibiotic metronidazole. It is used to treat certain types of bacterial infections.


Physicians prescribe metronidazole 400 mg tablets to treat and prevent certain kinds of infections, according to the National Health Service. These include mouth, bone, intestine and genital tract infections. Metronidazole also prevents infections after surgery.