Sara - flagyl (metronidazole) is not hard core at all and it's safe for uc
Flagyl is most certainly an extremely hardcore and strong antibiotic. Have you ever taken it? I know it's safe for UC, never said it wasn't. But it's not likely to be prescribed for something like an ear infection. It's one of the only antibiotics that can kill c diff infections. It has horrible side effects. It's very hardcore.
34 years old; diagnosed UC March 2007.
9-29-16: "mild-to-moderate" chronic and active proctosigmoiditis (infectious cause). Battled reoccuring campylobacter & c diff. Oct-Dec 2016. Healthy since Dec. 25, 2016 until I started smoking May 2018. Re-quit smoking 8/30/18 & stayed in remission. Maintenance meds: Delzicol, 6, 2xday; Rowasa nightly. Singular & Allegra; Xanax.