Available as tablets or capsules.
Available as soluble tablets?
Available as a liquid?
Yes - oral suspension
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
Available as something for placing on your gum?
Available as granules?
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
Available as an injection?
Available as nasal/oral spray?
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Usual formulation brand names
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Soluble tablet strength
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
Transdermal patch strength
5mg/ml, 500mg/100ml infusion
Nasal/oral spray Strength
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Are specials or imports available?
N/A licensed alternative available
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
First line choice is to administer as intravenous infusion or rectally with suppositories if appropriate. Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer metronidazole oral suspension via enteral feeding tubes, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.
Suppositories, cream, gel, vaginal gel also available