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Acrogyl 200 mg/5ml Suspension


Overview

Introduction of Acrogyl Suspension

Acrogyl 200 mg/5ml Suspension is an antibiotic medicine that helps your body fight infections caused by bacteria and parasites. It is used to treat infections of the liver, stomach, intestines, vagina, brain, heart, lungs, bones and skin.

Acrogyl 200 mg/5ml Suspension helps prevent an infection after surgery. It is also used in the treatment of dental infections, leg ulcers and pressure sores. This medicine is best taken after eating some food. It should be taken at the same time each day to get the most benefit. The amount you are advised will depend on what you are being treated for and how bad it is, but you should take this antibiotic exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may get better after a short time but do not stop taking it until you have finished a full course of treatment, even if you feel well. If you stop taking it early, some bacteria may survive, and the infection may come back. Do not drink any alcohol while taking this medicine and for a few days after stopping it. Otherwise, you may get unpleasant side effects like nausea, vomiting and stomach pain.

The most common side effects of this medicine are headache, dryness in mouth, nausea, and a slight metallic taste in the mouth. These are usually mild but let your doctor know if they bother you or last more than a few days. You can try using sugarless candies or lozenges to overcome any dryness or metallic taste in the mouth.

Before using this medicine, inform your doctor if you are allergic to any medicine or have any kidney or liver problems or any disease of the nervous system. Your doctor may change the dose or prescribe a different medicine. This medicine should not be taken if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless it is absolutely necessary and prescribed by your doctor. It may cause unusual results with certain medical tests. Therefore, tell any doctor who treats you that you are using this medicine.

Acrogyl Suspension side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Nausea
  • Metallic taste

How to use Acrogyl Suspension

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Acrogyl 200 mg/5ml Suspension is to be taken with food.

How Acrogyl Suspension works

Acrogyl 200 mg/5ml Suspension is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections by damaging their DNA.

Acrogyl Suspension related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Acrogyl 200 mg/5ml Suspension may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Acrogyl 200 mg/5ml Suspension is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Lactation
CAUTION
Acrogyl 200 mg/5ml Suspension should be used with caution during breatfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
If a single dose of Acrogyl 200 mg/5ml Suspension is used, it is recommended to hold breastfeeding for 12-24 hours to allow the removal of the drug.
Driving
UNSAFE
Acrogyl 200 mg/5ml Suspension may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Acrogyl 200 mg/5ml Suspension may make you feel sleepy, dizzy, confused. You may have hallucinations, fits (convulsions) or temporary eyesight problems (such as blurred or double vision) affecting your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Acrogyl 200 mg/5ml Suspension is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Acrogyl 200 mg/5ml Suspension is recommended.
Patients undergoing kidney dialysis should take this medicine after the dialysis treatment.
Liver
CAUTION
Acrogyl 200 mg/5ml Suspension should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Acrogyl 200 mg/5ml Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Acrogyl Suspension?

If you miss a dose of Acrogyl 200 mg/5ml Suspension, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Acrogyl 200 mg/5ml Suspension treats infections caused by bacteria and protozoa.
  • It may also be used to prevent infections following surgery.
  • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor, even if you feel better.
  • It may cause side effects like nausea, stomach upset, and a metallic taste in the mouth.
  • Acrogyl 200 mg/5ml Suspension use in a high dose or for a prolonged time increses risk of side effects such as nerve damage. Take it only as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not drink alcohol during or for 48 hours after treatment with this medicine. You may develop nausea, vomiting, flushing and headache.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a liver disease. Your dose may need to be adjusted in severe liver disease.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Acrogyl with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Acrogyl

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Tab for stopping loose motions
Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
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loose motions can be due to many reasons like viral or bacterial infections. parasitic infections, IBS., change of diet. you should consult a gastroenterologist
My baby is having stomach problem. Frequent loose motion
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Please consult Dr. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. may ask you for lab test on blood urine stool etc if necessary. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatmentdiarrhea can be caused by: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) bacterial infections viral infections parasites malnutrition improper food preparation poor hygieneMake sure your child drinks plenty of fluids. Do not feed them foods that seem to trigger diarrhea. Wash your hands often ? especially after each diaper change ? to avoid spreading bacteria in the home.t?s important to follow the doctor?s advice carefully. Avoid giving your child foods or liquids that trigger diarrhea. Stick with bland foods instead (such as potatoes, toast, or bananas) until the diarrhea has subsided.
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FAQs

Q. How long does Acrogyl takes to work?

Usually, Acrogyl starts to show its effect within 1 hour of its ingestion. However, it may take around 2-3 days to make you feel better while taking Acrogyl.

Q. What if I didn't get better after using Acrogyl?

Inform your doctor if you didn't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I drink while using Acrogyl?

No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Acrogyl and for at least 3 days after completely stopping the medicine. Drinking alcohol can cause an unpleasant reaction (Disulfuram like reaction) with symptoms such as stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, headache, flushing or redness of the face.

Q. Can the use of Acrogyl cause metallic taste?

Yes, Acrogyl may cause a temporary metallic taste. This metallic taste can be reduced by chewing sugar-free gum or mints, brushing teeth after the meals and by staying hydrated.

Q. Why it is harmful to drink alcohol while using Acrogyl?

Alcohol should be strictly avoided while taking Acrogyl and for at least 3 days after completely stopping the medicine. Drinking alcohol can cause an unpleasant reaction (Disulfuram reaction) with symptoms such as stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, headache, flushing or redness of the face.

Q. Can I stop taking Acrogyl when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Acrogyl and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

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