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  • n  antiprotozoal medication (trade name Flagyl) used to treat trichomoniasis and giardiasis

  • Another therapy consists of a gel that contains an antimicrobial called metronidazole.
  • A special panel has concluded that the bacterium Helicobacter pylori causes ulcers and can be wiped out by a combination of drugs such as tetracycline, metronidazole and amoxicillin.
  • Flagyl (chemical name: metronidazole), synthesized by France's Rhne-Poulenc laboratories, is the first effective trichomonacide taken by mouth; it gets into the bloodstream .

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