Fagyl is applied in adults suffering amebiasis for a period of 7 days. A single dose is equal to 1.5 g a day. Fragyl is taken 3 times a day. Children are usually prescribed dosage of 30 to 40 a day. A day dosage is divided into 3 doses.
Lambliasis is usually treated for 5 days’ period. Adults are prescribed 750 to 1000 mg a day; 250 mg a day is indicated to children of 2 to 5 years old, 375 mg a day is indicated to children of 5 to 10 years old, 500 mg a day is usually prescribed for children of the age of 10 to 15 years old.
Fragyl is indicated once to women suffering from trichomoniasis (urethritis and vaginitis) in a 2 g dosage or as a 10 days’ course of treatment with 1 tablet of 250 mg taken 2 times a day and 1 vaginal suppository of 500 mg applied once a day.
Fragyl is indicated once to men suffering from trichomoniasis (urethritis) in a 2 g dosage as a 10 days’ course of treatment with 1 tablet of 250 mg taken 2 times a day.
250 mg of Fragyl suspension should be taken by the patients suffering from trichomoniasis 2 times a day for a period of 10 days or 400 mg of suspension should be taken by such patients 2 times a day for a period of 5 to 8 days. Women should be also indicated metronidazole as vaginal suppositories or tablets. In some cases the course of treatment should be undergone one more time or the dosage should be increased to 0.75 mg to 1 g a day. There should be a break of 3 to 4 weeks between the courses of treatment when the patients should undergo reexamination. An alternative to such treatment is following the course of administration of 2 g of Fragyl by both husbands once.
Nonspecific vaginitis is usually treated by following a 7 days’ course of administration of Fragyl with 1 tablet of 250 mg taken twice a day.
Adult patients with anaerobic infections are usually indicated 1 to 1.5 g a day; children suffering from anaerobic infections are usually prescribed 20 to 30 mg a day.
Fragyl may be applied intravenously only when it is not able to be used in a common way or in severe cases. 100 ml (500 mg) of the medication is applied intravenously for 30 to 60 minutes.
Patients with liver abscess should receive not more than 2.5 g of Fragyl 2 or 3 times a day for a period of 3 to 5 days together with antibiotics (tetracycline) and other therapies. Children of the age 3 to 7 years old should receive 1/3 of a dose for adults, children of the age 7 to 10 years old should be given ½ of a dose for an adult.
Fragyl dosage against balantidiasis is 750 mg thrice a day for a period of 5 to 6 days. Adult patients suffering from ulcerative stomatitis should receive 500 mg of Fragyl 2 times a day during 3 to 5 days; children with the same diagnosis are not indicated to follow the administration of Fragyl. Patients with pseudomembranous colitis should take 500 mg of Fragyl 3 or 4 times a day.
In cases of helicobacter pylori eradication patients are prescribed 500 mg 3 times a day during a period of 7 days as an item of a combination therapy, for example, in combined with 2.25 g of amoxicillin a day.
Fragyl against chronic alcoholism is indicated in dosage of 500 mg a day for a period of no more than 6 months.
As a preventive measure against postinfectious complications Fragyl is oprescribed in dosage of 750 to 1500 mg a day divided into 3 doses 3 or 4 days before a surgery or in single dosage of 1 g on the first day right after a surgery. In 1 or 2 days after a surgery when an intake is allowed a patient should receive 750 mg a day for a period of 7 days.
Patients with severe renal disorders a day dosage should be reduced twice.
A thin layer of Fragyl gel is applied to a clean skin 2 times a day, in the morning and at night for a period of 3 to 9 weeks. Occlusive bandage should be applied if needed. A patient may switch from gel to cream from time to time. An average treatment period is 3 or 4 months, therapeutic benefits are usually seen after the third week of treatment.
Gel should not be applied to mucous tunic of the ey or around the eye as it may cause epiphora. In case if gel catches the eye it should be washed well.
It is important to apply the preparation to the whole damaged area.
Fragyl as water-based gel does not contain fat, it is invisible on the skin surface and it does not stain.
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