Metronid 50

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Metronidazol

Active against anaerobes

Accurate dosing due to the injectable form of the drug

  • Description
  • А patented antiprotozoal prolonged-action metronidazole-based injectable drug with a unique antibacterial effect, developed especially for pigs.

    Appearance: a clear viscous light yellow to yellow liquid with a characteristic odor, readily miscible with water.

    Available as a sterile solution for injections filled in 50 and 100 mL glass vials.


    Metronid 50
  • Composition
  • Composition
    1 ml
    Metronid 50

    50 mg metronidazole

  • Pharmacological properties
  • Pharmacological properties

    Metronidazole belongs to the nitroimidazoles group and has affects anaerobic bacteria (spore- and nonspore-forming), treponemes, amoebas, balantidia and trichomonads. Following intramuscular or oral administration, it rapidly penetrates in the blood and other tissues, including gastro-intestinal tract walls. Excreted primarily in the urine.


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  • Indications
  • Indications
    The drug Metronid 50 is applied to pigs with dysentery caused by Treponema (Serpulina) hyodysenteriae and balantidioza (Balantidium suis).
  • Dosage and route of administration
  • Dosage and route of administration

    Metronid 50 is administered intramuscularly 1 mL per 10 kg of animal weight (5 mg of metronidazole per 1 kg) for dysentery and 2 mL per 10 kg of animal weight (10 mg of metronidazole per 1 kg) for balantidiasis twice with a 48 hours interval. If the volume of the injected solution exceeds 10 mL, it shall be injected into different sites. In severe cases (especially in case of anaerobic infections), the drug shall be administered once a day during 3-5 days.

    If necessary, the course of treatment may be repeated after 10-15 days. This shall occur together with symptomatic treatment, vitamins, disinfection and deratization of the veterinary facilities.



  • Restrictions
  • Restrictions

    Treated animals may be slaughtered for food not earlier than 10 days after the last injection of Metronid 50. Meat from animals, forcedly slaughtered before the expiration of the specified term may be used as food for fur animals.