Metronidazole is indicated in the prophylaxis and treatment of infections in
which anaerobic bacteria have been identified or are suspected to be the
Metronidazole is active against a wide range of pathogenic micro-organisms
notably species of Bacteroides, Fusobacteria, Clostridia, Eubacteria, anaerobic
cocci and Gardnerella vaginalis.
It is also active against Trichomonas, Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia
and Balantidium coli.