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What is metronidazole?

Metronidazole is the name of the active ingredient in the brand name antimicrobial Flagyl. It is used orally, intravenously, vaginally and topically to treat infections in various body tissues caused by susceptible bacteria (particularly anaerobic) and protozoa (like Entamoeba histolytica and Trichomonas vaginalis).

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