Flagyl 200 mg belongs to the antibiotic class of drugs that are used to treat illnesses caused by bacteria and parasites (amoeba). It is used to treat diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile, Entamoeba histolytica, and Giardia lamblia bacteria. It can also be used to treat bacterial infections in the vaginal area.
Flagyl 200 mg inhibits the creation of proteins essential for the survival of dangerous bacteria and parasites (amoeba) and so slows or kills their growth. It acts by destroying germs that cause illnesses and is bactericidal. It stops bacterial cells from dividing and hinders them from mending themselves. It destroys the germs in its entirety. A viral infection such as the flu or a common cold is not treated with Flagyl 200 mg.