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Metronidazole (Generic) Tablets for Pets

Metronidazole is a generic drug to and the active ingredient of Flagyl.


Why has my veterinarian prescribed Metronidazole Tablets?

Metronidazole is a synthetic antibacterial and antiprotazoal agent used to treat trichomoniasis, giardiasis, balantidiasis, amoebiasis, and trypanosomiasis.


How do I give Metronidazole Tablets?


  • Administer Metronidazole as directed by your veterinarian.
  • Give this medication for as long as your veterinarian prescribes, even if it seems your pet is feeling better. This will help to ensure the infection is all cleared up.
  • If using liquid Metronidazole, shake the bottle well before carefully measuring the dose.
  • DO NOT give your pet more medicine than directed.
  • DO NOT give your pet medicine more often than prescribed.
  • Try not to miss any doses.
  • Because Metronidazole tablets are very bitter, do not crush them.



If I miss a dose, what do I do?

If you miss a dose, give it to your pet as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, then continue with the regular dosing schedule. Do not give your pet two doses at once.


How do I store Metronidazole Tablets?  

Keep this medicine out of reach of children.


Store capsules and tablets at room temperature in a dry, cool place. Keep this medication away from heat and direct sunlight.


Do not store this medicine in damp places, in the bathroom, or near the kitchen sink. This medication can break down when exposed to moisture or heat.


What are the potential side effects of Metronidazole Tablets?


Metronidazole can cause: weakness, sleepiness, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and neurological disorders (e.g. lack of muscular coordination, involuntary rapid movement of the eyeball, seizures, head tilt, slow heart rate, rigidity and stiffness).


If your pet develops any neurological symptoms, call your veterinarian right away.


There are other side effects so if you notice anything unusual, call your veterinarian.


What about possible drug interactions?

Be sure to tell your veterinarian about any other medications you are giving your pet.


The following drugs have the potential to interact with Metronidazole: warfarin, phenobarbital, phenytoin, cimetidine, and alcohol.


It’s not uncommon for your veterinarian to prescribe two different medications, which may cause a drug interaction to occur. If this happens, your veterinarian may change the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.


Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.


You can find a Client Information Sheet which provides a summary of information about Metronidazole Tablets for Pets by following the link below:


Metronidazole Client Information Sheet*


If you have questions or concerns about Metronidazole Tablets, or conditions related to its use, contact your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist.


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You can find a human-labeled package insert which provides more detailed information on Metronidazole's indications, forms of administration, and side effects along with other clinical information by following the link below.

This information is written for product use in people, but may be helpful to you when giving the Metronidazole to your pet.

Metronidazole is sold as a FDA approved generic drug. Brand varies from order to order and variation to variation. The provided link is directed to the brand available at the time of this publication. VetRxDirect is unable to guarantee which brand will be available at the time of order shipment.


Metronidazole Package Insert


Metronidazole's Package Insert does not take the place of instructions from your veterinarian. Talk to your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist if you do not understand any of the information provided in this document or if you have any questions about Metronidazole antibacterial and antiprotazoal tablets for pets.


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