Help with Flagyl

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   Posted 8/24/2007 3:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone,
As I mentionned on a previous post, my son is taking metronidazole (Flagyl). The doctor prescribe it for 2 weeks, which he will finish tomorrow and it is renewable 2 times. Here is my question, do we have to renew it and continu the Flagyl? We left messages with the G.I. doctor's secretary but no return phone call. Do we wait and see if the pain comes back and then refill and take another 2 weeks? Can anyone who has taken it in the past give me informations as to how they took it. He is doing pretty good and I just don't want to stop the Flagyl if it's supposed to be continued and then he gets pain again. On the other hand, I figure that if the doctor gave it for 2 weeks, it's because he wants a break in between otherwise he would have prescribed it for 6 weeks. I don't know what to do? Can you please help. Thank you!

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   Posted 8/24/2007 4:59 PM (GMT -7)   
If he would have wanted him on it longer the RX would have been for more than 2 weeks its probably just a refill incase he should need it again most chronies take it often so its good to have the refill already available
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   Posted 8/24/2007 5:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I would call the GI's office and ask or at least the pharmacist .Like you said you don't want to wait till he gets worst if he is supposed to have it , sometimes the pharmacist can be a big help and hopefully the Dr.'s office will call back. lol gail

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   Posted 8/25/2007 5:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree with SM on this one ..........
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   Posted 8/25/2007 12:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I was on flagyl for 11 months the first time, then I took a little break and went back on it. I love it, and my crohns responds well to it. I would wait and see what the dr. says. If you don't get a call by noon on Mon. then I would call them again.....keep bugging them until you get an answer. :)

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   Posted 8/26/2007 12:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I tend to agree with the others that he probably just put refills on there "just in case." I know you have probably already heard this, but make sure your son stays away from alcohol of any sort--mouthwash, rum cake, etc. Flagyl and even the smallest amount of alcohol do NOT mix. No one told me--not the dr., nurse, pharmacist. I had a half glass of wine and couldn't get out of bed for two days.

I know it's my fault because I didn't read the package insert. But it would have been nice to have a reminder from a healthcare professional.
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