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Metrobactin 500mg tablets contain the antibiotic metronidazole.
Metrobactin in treatment of gastrointestinal tract infections caused by Giardia spp. and Clostridia spp. (i.e. C. perfringens or C. difficile). It can also be used to treat infections of the urinary or genital tract, oral cavity, throat or skin caused by anaerobic bacteria susceptible to metronidazole.
The product is suitable for use in both dogs and cats.
Do not use in case of hepatic disorders.
Do not use in case of hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.
All prices include VAT where applicable.
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For UK delivery, we charge the following:
Prices quoted are for delivery to all parts of mainland UK except certain Scottish postcodes (where the price is higher for items sent by courier. Delivery of food abroad (including Channel Islands, N. Ireland and other islands around the UK) is charged at a higher price and free delivery is not available. Temperature controlled products, such as Insulin, are also not always subject to the standard and/or free delivery options.
For full information on our delivery charges, including prices on heavy deliveries to Scotland and abroad, see our delivery information page.
We can deliver most items to all around the world, but prices do vary. The majority of light weight orders (less than 1.5kg) can be delivered for a flat rate of £10. For an accurate estimate of the delivery charge, please put the items you require in your basket and use the "Estimate Delivery" system on the shopping basket page (you only need to enter your country and postal/zip code) for a quick quote. For deliveries to the USA you may need to go to the checkout page and enter your full address to get a quote (as some services need your state in order to quote too). For more information on international deliveries, please see our delivery information page.
Due to air freight restrictions aerosols cannot ever be sent abroad by Royal Mail. We appreciate your understanding.
Some products, such as insulin and frozen food, need to be delivered in insulated packaging to prevent them from getting too warm (or too cold) during transit from us to you. Purchasing any of these items in your order will result in a £1.99 charge being added to the total to cover the high cost of the insulated packaging materials. You only pay the £1.99 once per order, regardless of how many temperature controlled items you purchase in that order.
Please call us as soon as possible if you need to amend or cancel an order on 01582 842096. If your order has been processed for dispatch we will be unable to cancel or amend the order. You will however be able to return your product for a full refund*.
To return an item, you must contact us by phone or email to arrange this BEFORE posting any product back to us. We will explain the process at this stage for you.
*For full details on returns, see our terms and conditions page.
Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Metrobactin Tablets, including answers from our team.
Are these tablets made specifically for animals and will be less gag and foaming at the mouth inducing then the human version? If so, can they still be portioned off as 250mg is quite a lot for a cat.
Yes, these tablets are made specifically for cats and dogs and do not have palatibility issues usually. That said some cats can be more fussy than others. The tablets can be split and given according to the weight of your cat. Please see dosage table below.
Metrobactin 250 mg tablets for dogs and cats dosage table:
|Body weight (kg)||Number of tablets daily|
|1 to 1.25||1⁄4|
|> 1.25 to 2.5||1⁄2|
|> 2.5 to 3.75||3⁄4|
|> 3.75 to 5||1|
|> 5 to 7.5||11⁄2|
|> 7.5 to 10||2|
|> 10 to 15||3|
|> 15 to 20||4|
Is Metrobactin exactly the same as Metronidozole?My old dog has Meronidozole long term for upset tum but this time been prescribed 3/4 of a tablet of these instead( He used to have 400mg metronidozole)?
Yes, Metrobactin contains Metronidazole. The Metrobactin tablets contain 500mg of Metronidazole as oppose to the 400mg Metronidazole tablets. This is why your vet has prescribed 3/4 of a tablet of Metrobactin rather than a whole one.