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By Barbara Forney, VMD
Last reviewed: 7/13/2022
Commonly prescribed for: Anaerobic bacterial- infections, protozoal infections, non-specific inflammatory conditions of the bowel
Species: Dogs, Cats, and Horses
Therapeutic Class: Antiprotozoal, antibiotic
Metronidazole is an antibiotic that is used commonly to treat protozoal infections and anaerobic bacterial infections. It also has anti-inflammatory effects in the bowel. Metronidazole is bactericidal; it kills bacterial microorganisms by disrupting their DNA. It is absorbed rapidly from the GI tract, metabolized by the liver and excreted in the urine and the feces. Because metronidazole only has activity against anaerobic bacteria, it is used commonly with other antibiotics when it is used to treat mixed-bacterial infections. It is compatible with many other antibiotics including penicillin antibiotics, aminoglycosides, and some cephalosporins.
Metronidazole for Companion Animals
We can let your veterinarian know that you are interested in our compounded Metronidazole.
Dosage options starting at $0.11 per dose
Compressed oral tablets that are smaller than a Tic-Tac®
Quarter-scored tablets for maximum flexibility in oral dosing.
Flavored chewable oral tablets.
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