Is it ok to take Flagyl a lot?

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princesscolon
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   Posted 12/15/2007 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
In taking it a lot, I mean a week of it twice a month?
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   Posted 12/15/2007 4:52 PM (GMT -6)   
No, patients should not stay on this drug indefinitely. My gastro has said in a public forum that IBD patients should not take it longer than 3 months max, due to its potential for causing peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage in the extremities). / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC; currently on 3 Colazal daily; seem to be back in remission)
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