Metronidazole 500mg (NDC: 50111-334)

Name:

Metronidazole 500mg

NDC:

50111-334

Generic Name:

Metronidazole

Strength:

500mg

Form:

Tablet

Labeler:

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

Shape:

Oval

Color:

White

Imprint:

PLIVA;334

Medication Class:

Antibiotic

Active Ingredient:

Metronidazole

Pregnancy Category:

Consult your physician (Category B)

Illustration:

Pill Illustration: Metronidazole 500mg (50111-334)

About this medication

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.

Why is this medication prescribed

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.

How does it work

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.

How to use it

This medication comes as a tablet. You should put it in your mouth and swallow it with a glass of water.

What to do if you are pregnant

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.

More Information

Read more about Metronidazole 500mg on the FDA website.

Last Update: July 26th 2016
Data sources: Label (July 26th 2016), FDA (May 31st 2015)

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