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ALEMETRO 500MG INFUSION

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Composition FOR ALEMETRO

Metronidazole(500 mg)

food interaction for ALEMETRO

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pregnancy interaction for ALEMETRO

lactation interaction for ALEMETRO

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It is better to take Alemetro 500mg infusion with food.
Avoid Alemetro 500mg infusion with herbs/food with anti-platelet activity such as alfalfa, anise, bilberry, grape seed, green tea, turmeric, fenugreek, garlic, ginger.
UNSAFE
Alemetro 500mg infusion may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
UNSAFE
Alemetro 500mg infusion is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR ALEMETRO

    Metronidazole(500 mg)

    Uses

    Alemetro 500mg infusion is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
    It is used in infections of the brain, reproductive system, gastrointestinal tract, skin, vagina, and other areas of the body.

    How it works

    Alemetro 500mg infusion is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections by damaging the DNA.

    Common side effects

    Nausea, Headache, Dry mouth, Metallic taste

    SUBSTITUTES FOR ALEMETRO

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    • METRON 500 MG INFUSION
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      Alkem Laboratories Ltd
      Rs. 0.13/ML of infusion
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    • METRIS 500MG INFUSION
      (100 ML infusion in bottle)
      Claris Lifesciences Ltd
      Rs. 0.12/ML of infusion
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      Rs. 11.90
      save 11% more per ML of infusion
    • METRO 500MG INFUSION
      (100 ML infusion in bottle)
      Venus Remedies Ltd
      Rs. 0.11/ML of infusion
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      Rs. 11.25
      save 16% more per ML of infusion
    • METROCIP 500MG INFUSION
      (100 ML infusion in bottle)
      Cipla Ltd
      Rs. 0.11/ML of infusion
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      Rs. 10.93
      save 18% more per ML of infusion
    • NIRMET 500MG INFUSION
      (100 ML infusion in bottle)
      Nirlife Healthcare
      Rs. 0.12/ML of infusion
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      Rs. 11.55
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    Expert advice FOR ALEMETRO

    • Take these tablets without crushing during or just after a meal with water.
    • Consult your doctor before using metronidazole if you have liver disease, nervous disorders or if you are undergoing kidney dialysis.
    • Inform your doctor if you are taking medicines such as warfarin (and other blood-thinners), astemizole, lithium, phenytoin, phenobarbital, disulfiram and vitamins.
    • Do not take the medicine if you are allergic to metronidazole or to any other content in the medicine.
    • Do not take alcohol while taking this medicine as it may lead to headaches, upset stomach, vomiting, stomach cramps, sweating and flushing (redness of the face).
    • Do not drive or operate heavy medicine after taking the medicine as it may temporarily cause dizziness and problems in vision.
    • Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight and wear protective clothing, sunglasses or apply sunscreen before stepping out in the sun as this drug may increase the sensitivity to sunlight.

    Frequently asked questions FOR ALEMETRO

    Metronidazole

    Q.

    What is metronidazole?
    Metronidazole is an antibiotic. It works by killing bacteria and parasites that cause infections in your body.

    Q.

    What is metronidazole used for?
    Metronidazole is active against anaerobic bacteria and can be used to treat infections of the blood, brain, lung, bones, genital tract, pelvic area, stomach and intestines, gum ulcers and other dental infections, infected leg ulcers, and pressure sores and to prevent infections after surgery.

    Q.

    Is metronidazole safe?
    Yes, metronidazole is a relatively safe drug if used in prescribed dose and for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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    Q.

    Is metronidazole a pain killer?
    Metronidazole is an antibiotic and not pain killer.

    Q.

    Does metronidazole affect birth control?
    There is no evidence of metronidazole affecting birth control (contraception) as no interactions have been clinically observed between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor to confirm before taking the two medicines together as you may require a secondary birth control measure while taking metronidazole.


    Q.

    Is metronidazole an over the counter (OTC) product?
    No, metronidazole is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It's a prescription medicine.

    Q.

    Can metronidazole cause vomiting?
    Vomiting has been reported as a side effect with metronidazole. However, the exact incidence is not known. Consult your doctor if vomiting occurs while you are taking metronidazole.

    Q.

    Can I take metronidazole for urinary tract infections (UTI)?
    Metronidazole is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by anaerobic bacteria. It can be indicated for the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTI) only if the underlying cause is anaerobic bacteria. Hence, it is always advisable to consult your doctor who would be able to diagnose your infections and give antibiotics accordingly.

    Q.

    Can I take metronidazole for yeast (fungal) infection?
    Metronidazole is not active against yeast (fungal) infections, hence not recommended to be used for yeast infections.

    Q.

    Can I take metronidazole for chest infection?
    Yes, metronidazole can be taken for chest infections only once the cause of infection is diagnosed and the antibiotics are recommended by your doctor.

    Q.

    can I take metronidazole for a sinus infection?
    Metronidazole can be used for anaerobic sinus infections. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics as the cause of infection must be diagnosed by a doctor before starting the treatment.

    Q.

    Can I take metronidazole for chlamydia?
    Metronidazole is not active against chlamydia. Please consult your doctor before taking any treatment for chlamydia. Antibiotics should be taken only as advised by your doctor.

    Q.

    Can I take metronidazole for kidney infection?
    Metronidazole is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by anaerobic bacteria. It can be indicated for the treatment of kidney infection only if the underlying cause is anaerobic bacteria. Hence, it is always advisable to consult your doctor who would be able to diagnose your infections and give antibiotics accordingly.

    Q.

    Can I take metronidazole for bronchitis?
    Metronidazole is not indicated for the treatment of bronchitis. Consult your doctor if you have symptoms of bronchitis and antibiotics are needed for the same.

    Q.

    Can I take metronidazole for diarrhea?
    Metronidazole is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by anaerobic bacteria. It can be indicated for the treatment of diarrhea only if the underlying cause is anaerobic bacteria. Hence, it is always advisable to consult your doctor who would be able to diagnose your infections and give antibiotics accordingly.

    Q.

    Can I take metronidazole for a sore throat?
    Metronidazole is not indicated for the treatment of a sore throat. It is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by anaerobic bacteria. Hence, it is always advisable to consult your doctor who would be able to diagnose your infections and give antibiotics accordingly.

    Q.

    Can I take metronidazole for the ear infection?
    Metronidazole is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by anaerobic bacteria. So, it can be used for ear infection only if it is caused by anaerobic bacteria. Please consult your doctor in case antibiotics are needed as the antibiotics should be used only once the cause of infection is properly diagnosed.

    Q.

    Is metronidazole safe in pregnancy?
    Metronidazole has been found to be safe in animal studies during pregnancy. However, it should be avoided in pregnancy except if recommended by a doctor as its effects on the human fetus (unborn baby) are not known.

    Q.

    Is metronidazole steroid?
    Metronidazole is not a steroid. It is an antibiotics which acts by killing bacteria.

    Q.

    Is metronidazole carcinogenic?
    There is no evidence of metronidazole showing carcinogenicity in humans. However, it has shown cancer like growth in mouse and rat studies. Please consult your doctor if you have any questions related to this.

    Q.

    Is metronidazole an antibiotic?
    Yes, metronidazole is an antibiotic. It works by killing bacteria and parasites that cause infections in your body.

    Q.

    Is metronidazole safe while breastfeeding?
    It is advised not to breastfeed if you are taking metronidazole as some amounts of metronidazole is secreted in the milk. Please consult your doctor before using any medicine if you are breastfeeding. Your doctor may decide whether you should stop taking metronidazole or stop breastfeeding.

    Q.

    Is metronidazole bacteriostatic or bactericidal?
    Metronidazole is a bactericidal (kills bacteria) agent. It works by killing bacteria and parasites that cause infections in your body.

    Q.

    Can I take metronidazole without food?
    Metronidazole should not be taken without food. It should be taken with food or after food.

    Q.

    Can I take metronidazole with doxycycline?
    Metronidazole can be taken with doxycycline as no interactions have been clinically seen between the two medicines. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

    Q.

    Can I take metronidazole with food?
    Metronidazole can be taken with food or after food. It should be swallowed with water, not chewed.

    Q.

    Can I take metronidazole with milk?
    There are no recommendations on if metronidazole should be taken with milk or not. However, it can be taken with food or after food.

    Q.

    Can I take metronidazole with azithromycin?
    Metronidazole can be taken with azithromycin as no interactions have been clinically seen between the two medicines. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

    Q.

    Can I take metronidazole with tramadol?
    Metronidazole can be taken with tramadol as no interactions have been clinically seen between the two medicines. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

    Q.

    Can I take metronidazole with alcohol?
    Alcohol should be avoided when taking metronidazole. Avoid alcohol for at least 48 hours after metronidazole therapy as it may cause an unpleasant side effects like headache, nausea, vomiting, sweating, thirst, chest pain, falling blood pressure, uneasiness, weakness, and blurred vision.

    Q.

    can I take metronidazole with paracetamol?
    Metronidazole can be taken with paracetamol as no interactions have been clinically seen between the two medicines. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

    Q.

    Can I take metronidazole with fluconazole?
    Metronidazole can be taken with fluconazole as no interactions have been clinically seen between the two medicines. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

    Q.

    Can I take metronidazole with gabapentin?
    Metronidazole can be taken with gabapentin as no interactions have been clinically seen between the two medicines. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

    Q.

    Does metronidazole delay your period?
    Metronidazole is not known to delay monthly period. Consult your doctor if it occurs while taking metronidazole.

    Q.

    Does metronidazole affect birth control?
    No, metronidazole is not shown to affect birth control. It is an antibiotic and works in your body by killing bacteria and parasites that cause infection.

    Q.

    Does metronidazole make you fertile?
    Metronidazole plays no role in the treatment of infertility. It is an antibiotic and works in your body by killing bacteria and parasites that cause infection.

    Q.

    Does metronidazole cause dark urine?
    Dark urine has been reported to be an uncommon side effect with metronidazole. If you develop dark urine, talk to your doctor immediately. you may need to stop the medicine.

    Q.

    Does metronidazole cause constipation?
    Yes, metronidazole may cause constipation. Consult your doctor if you have constipation during metronidazole therapy.

    Q.

    Does metronidazole contain sulfa?
    Metronidazole is not a sulfa-containing drug.

    Q.

    Does metronidazole make you feel tired?
    Tiredness has not been reported as a side effect of metronidazole. In case you experience tiredness while taking metronidazole. Please consult your doctor.

    Q.

    Does metronidazole cause nausea?
    There have been reports that metronidazole may cause nausea. However, the exact incidence is not known. Consult your doctor if nausea occurs and persists for a long time when you are taking metronidazole.

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    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)