Metronidazole is a limited spectrum antibiotic that actively deters the growth of protozoa, anaerobic gram-positive, and anaerobic gram-negative bacteria. The first use of this antibiotic was to suppress protozoans such as Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia and Trichomonas vaginalis. Further studies show that Metronidazole has been used to repress the growth of gram-negative anaerobes belonging to the Bacteroides and Fusobacterium, and gram-positive anaerobes such as peptostreptococcus and Clostridia. The advantages of this antibiotic is that it affects a high percentage of gram-negative bacteria and has greater tissue penetration. Furthermore, the gene hefA codes for the TolC efflux pump in Helicobacter pylori which is resistant to Metronidazole.
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Soluble in water (10 mg/ml at 20° C), ethanol (5 mg/ml), methanol, chloroform (<0.5 mg/ml), and DMSO (34 mg/ml at 25° C).
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Answered by: SCBT Heidelberg Support
Date published: 2018-12-29
Can the metronidazole powder be heated (as part of the water phase while making a cream) or does it lose its efficacy if exposed to heat?
Asked by: RafaNora
Thank you for your question. This chemical, Metronidazole: sc-204805, is intended for research use only and is not intended for Therapeutic or Diagnostic use. It is soluble in water (10 mg/ml at 20C), ethanol (5 mg/ml), methanol, chloroform (<0.5 mg/ml), and DMSO (34 mg/ml at 25C).
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2018-11-11
What is the appearance of the compound?
Asked by: two2igm05
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Answered by: Tech Service 8
Date published: 2017-01-23
What is the stability of this compound after reconstituting in water?
Asked by: two2igm05
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Metronidazole, sc-204805, once dissolved should be stored at -80° C and consumed as soon as possible.
Answered by: TechService7
Date published: 2016-12-28
Hello, what is the half-life of Metronidazole in its powder form when kept at 4C? Thank you
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