General Spectrum of Activity
Suspected or confirmed anaerobic infections including:
Also used in:
Black Box Warning:
Metronidazole has been shown to be carcinogenic in mice and rats. Its use should be reserved only for conditions for which it is approved.
Assess for peripheral/optic neuropathy with prolonged therapy (>6 weeks) or if symptoms develop.
Increases levels of:
Antimicrobial class: Nitroimidazole
Pregnancy category: B
Average serum half life: 10 hours
Biliary penetration: Therapeutic
CSF penetration: Therapeutic
Lung penetration: Therapeutic
Urine penetration: Poor