Metronidazole Suspension (Compounded) Rx
Starting At $0.84* per ml

Metronidazole Suspension (Compounded) Rx

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  • This medication is compounded by skilled VetRxDirect pharmacy technicians following strict regulations. A minimum amount per compounded medication of $49.99 is required. When an amount less than the minimum is purchased the difference will be added to your invoice.

  • Usually ships within one business day with veterinary approval.

  • Requires veterinary authorization.

  • Your pet's veterinarian will provide directions for use.

  • A minimum order of 15mL is required.

  • Our compounding pharmacy uses a corn oil-based suspension not requiring refrigeration. Please be advised appearance, taste, and smell may differ from product purchased from other sources.

What is the Metronidazole Suspension for Dogs and Cats?

  • Metronidazole is a synthetic antibacterial and antiprotazoal agent used to treat trichomoniasis, giardiasis, balantidiasis, amoebiasis, and trypanosomiasis in dogs and cats.
  • Giardiasis is caused byt the parasite, Giardia, which lives in the small intestine and can cause diarrhea. The organism can be found in contaminated soil, food, and water.
  • Metronidazole is a generic of brand Flagyl.
  • The Metronidazole Suspension is a flavored liquid for easier dosing.
  • Metronidazole as Benzoate is a salt form of Metronidazole that can be more palatable and easier to dose than Metronidazole Hydrochloride, which has a bitter taste.

Why do cats and dogs use Metronidazole?

  • Metronidazole may be prescribed to treat infections caused by some parasites, such as Giardia.
  • Metronidazole can also be used to treat diarrhea and infections caused by anerobic bacteria.

What else should I know about Metronidazole?

  • Metronidazole has a bitter taste. Disguising it with food may help you administer this drug successfully.
  • The flavored liquid may be easier to dose than tablets or capsules.
  • The use of Metronidazole is banned in food producing animals, including egg-laying chickens and dairy animals.
  • Looking for Metronidazole Tablets or Metronidazole Capsules?
  • Metronidazole as Benzoate is currently unavailable. At this time, VetRxDirect has no information on when this compounding ingredient will be available again.
  • The suspension is oil-based and does not need to be stored in the refrigerator.

What problems could my dog or cat have with Metronidazole?

  • Metronidazole can cause serious nervous system side effects, especially at high doses. Contact your veterinarian if you notice any changes in you companion's behavior or coordination.
  • Metronidazole should not be given to pregnant or nervous animals.

How do you use Metronidazole?

  • Metronidazole should be given with food. Follow your veterianrian's directions.
  • Pregnant women and people allergic to Metronidazole should handle the drug with caution.
  • Shake the suspension well before every use.

What is in Metronidazole?

  • The drug Metronidazole is an antibiotic and an antiprotozoal that kills some bacteria and parasites.

Will I get what I see in the picture?

  • These Metronidazole Suspensions are a compounded medication. The ingredients will be mixed specially for your dog or cat in our pharmacy.

Is it important for my dog or cat to finish all of the Metronidazole?

  • Metronidazole is an antibiotic. Resistance is a major concern when using antibiotics. To help avoid resistance, it is important for you to use this for as long as your veterinarian has prescribed, even if you dog or cat is looking and feeling better.

Who makes these Metronidazole Suspensions?

  • These Metronidazole Suspensions are hand-made in our pharmacy.
  • There is a minimum charge of $49.99.
  • Shelf-life limits orders to an 80-day supply.
  • A minimum of 15 mL must be requested per order.