Parenteral metronidazole: its use in serious anaerobic infections

Postgraduate Medicine
R S Edson, J E Rosenblatt


Within a few years of the introduction of oral metronidazole to treat parasitic infections, investigators began to notice its activity against anaerobic infections as well. Now a parenteral form of the drug is available for use in this expanded application. This article reviews the properties and activity of the drug and discusses its new indications.


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