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Antibiotic Question

Metronidazole
[ Pronunciation: me troe NI da zole ]
Brand Names: Flagyl, Flagyl 375, Flagyl ER


my mom has a infection in her toe, she had one last year at this time also. Anyways she has a full prescription of Flagyl from another infection that she never took. Any chance the Flagyl might clear up a toe infection? (She has no insurance which is why she is trying to avoid the dr, and avoid another script)

Thanks

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:56 PM on Jan. 4, 2010 in Health

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Answers (7)
  • No. She's risking too many things. She needs to see a doctor, insurance or not, not take an old Rx. She could wind up with bigger problems and be out more money if she takes an old Rx.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:09 PM on Jan. 4, 2010

  • sounds like a bad idea
    TMJ121099

    Answer by TMJ121099 at 7:58 PM on Jan. 4, 2010

  • no
    mommymeg03

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 8:16 PM on Jan. 4, 2010

  • everyone is telling you no, this is only my opinion but i would try it that is if it is still within its date( an out dated script the only difference is it loses some of its potentcy) but if no insurance and it was for a previous infection try it, then if it doesnt clear then shell have to go.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:22 PM on Jan. 4, 2010

  • No, you don't know what kind of infection she has. Take her to a walk in clinic/urgent care clinic and ask for a GENERIC medicine and go to Walmart, they have 100's of generic meds for $4 a month.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:34 PM on Jan. 4, 2010

  • Google "Community Health Centers" to find the master Web site of government-run health clinics that will see anyone, regardless of their ability to pay. You can drill down to find the location of a clinic near you.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:13 AM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • OP HERE. so i called and made her an appointment they have sliding scale fee. thank you for all your replies
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:17 AM on Jan. 6, 2010