ATC Reimbursed

List of reimbursed drugs, is an important part of Service Packages covering the Fund of Compulsory Health Care Insurances for the population. The list of reimbursable drugs aims at improving the quality of service for all patients, particularly for people in need. In this regard, through the new list of drugs, FCHC aims at increasing the attention toward categories such as retirees and patients suffering from serious illnesses.

In compiling the list of drugs there are some scientific criteria which have been taken into consideration, by giving priority to drugs used for severe diseases; diseases of high risk for life; diseases that cause disability; diseases that risk of being spread into the society; diseases that cause much suffering as well as chronic illnesses requiring prolonged treatment.

Antiparasitic Products, Insecticides And Repellents - Reimbursed

Tablets - 250 mg

Metronidazole, a synthetic derivative of nitroimidazole, acts against gram-positive and gram-negative anaerobic microorganisms (Bacteroides species, including the B.fragilis bacterial group, Clostridium species, Eubacterium species, Peptococcus species, Peptostreptococcus species and against protozoan (Trichomonas vaginalis, Entamoeba histolytica, and Giardia lamblia). The mechanism of action of metronidazole is not yet clear. It is thought that metronidazole inhibits the synthesis of DNA. It has bactericidal action.

Metronidazol is used in:

  • the treatment of infections caused by anaerobic microorganisms and infections from protozoa;
  • prevention of postoperative infections caused by anaerobic bacteria, especially bacteroides and anaerobic streptococci species;
  • the treatment of septicemia, bacteremia, peritonitis, brain abscess, necrotizing pneumonia, osteomyelitis, puerperal sepsis, pelvic abscess, pelvic cellulitis and postoperative infections wounds when from them are isolated sensitive anaerobic pathogen microorganisms; urogenital trichomoniasis in females (trichomonial vaginitis) and in males; bacterial vaginosis (also known as non-specific vaginitis), or anaerobic vaginosis or Gardnerella vaginitis;
  • acute ulcerative gingivitis; leg ulcers, infected by anaerobic microorganisms;
  • acute dental infections (e.g. acute pericoronitis and acute apical infections);
  • all forms of amoebiasis (intestinal and extraintestinal disease) and those of asymptomatic cyst holders;
  • giardiasis;
  • treatment of Helicobacter pylori, in combination with other medicines.


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