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How should I take metronidazole?

You should take metronidazole exactly as directed by your doctor. Typically, this will be two to four times daily at the same time every day. If you are taking an extended-release version of this medication, take it on an empty stomach. The regular-release dosage forms may be taken with or without food. Avoid missing doses and do not stop taking metronidazole until your doctor instructs you to do so.  Do not consume alcohol while you are taking this medication.

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