Metronidazole is the name of the medication. It comes in the form of a tablet, and should be taken by mouth. It belongs to a class of medications called Antibiotic.
Germs can cause infections in the body. The symptoms depend on the location of the infection in the body. This medication is used for many kinds of infections caused by germs.
Metronidazole belongs to a group of medications called Antibiotics. It works by either stopping the growth of germs or by killing them when they try to grow. Complete the antibiotic treatment as the doctor ordered even if you feel better. Antibiotics will not work for viral infections such as colds or flu.
This medication comes as a tablet. You should put it in your mouth and swallow it with a glass of water. Do not chew, break or crush it. Swallow it whole.
Tell your physician if you become pregnant. There are not enough studies about this medication in pregnant women. Use the medication during pregnancy only if clearly needed.
Read more about Metronidazole 500mg on the FDA website.