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Avoid Dim kid 100mg/400mg/20mg tablet with grapefruit juice.
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Dim kid 100mg/400mg/20mg tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Dim kid 100mg/400mg/20mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Dim kid 100mg/400mg/20mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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Furazolidone(100 mg)

Uses

Furazolidone is used in the treatment of diarrhoea

How it works

Furazolidone kills bacteria by stopping the growth of the bacteria that cause infections.

Common side effects

Acne-like rash, Allergic reaction, Hives, Joint pain, Decreased blood pressure, Dizziness, Headache, Nausea, Stomach upset, Vomiting, Weakness, Chills, Fever
Metronidazole(400 mg)

Uses

Metronidazole is used in the treatment of diarrhoea and bacterial infections

How it works

Metronidazole is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria that cause infections.

Common side effects

Joint pain, Angioedema (swelling of deeper layers of skin), Throat irritation, Nasal congestion, Vomiting, Weakness, Allergic reaction, Dry mouth, Nausea, Skin irritation, Coating on tongue, Numbness, Loss of appetite, Fever, Itching, Furry tongue, Dry skin, Diarrhoea, Dark colored urine, Skin rash, Altered taste, Urticaria, Bitter taste, Stomach upset, Tingling sensation, Mouth irritation
Dicyclomine(20 mg)

Uses

Dicyclomine is used in the treatment of abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome

How it works

Dicyclomine belongs to antispasmodic and anticholinergic (antimuscarinic) class of medicines that act by relieving the smooth muscle tightening (contraction) of the gastrointestinal tract via dual action: (i) by a specific action (anticholinergic), which reduces muscle contractions and (ii) by a direct effect on muscles of the stomach and intestine (musculotropic) leading to muscle relaxations, and decrease in contraction and pain.

Common side effects

Sleepiness, Vomiting, Weakness, Drowsiness, Headache, Dizziness, Blurred vision, Stomach pain, Dry mouth, Difficulty in urination, Flatulence, Constipation, Nausea, Nervousness, Loss of appetite, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Abdominal bloating

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Expert advice FOR DIM KID

  • Do not drink alcohol during and till 4 days after taking furazolidone.
  • Furazolidone should not be given to infants up to 1 month of age.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery as you may feel dizzy while taking furazolidone.
  • Avoid tyramine-containing foods (meat, fish, dairy products) while using furazolidone and two weeks after medication as it may cause headache and/or increased blood pressure and could lead to a medical emergency.
  • Do not take furazolidone, if you are allergic to furazolidone or any other ingredient of drug or have known sensitivity to drugs like primaquin.
  • Avoid using furazolidone if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Do not take furazolidone, if you suffer from hypoglycemia or low blood pressure when standing up from sitting or lying position (orthostatic hypotension).
  • Do not take furazolidone, if you are taking drugs for Parkinsonism, diabetes, hypertension, sleep disorders or depression.

Frequently asked questions FOR DIM KID

Furazolidone

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How does furazolidone work?
Furazolidone is believed to work by crosslinking of DNA, thereby stopping bacterial growth and killing sensitive bacteria and protozoa

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Is furazolidone an antibiotic?
Furazolidone is a nitrofuran antibiotic

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What is furazolidone is used for?
Furazolidone is used to treat diarrhea or enteritis caused by bacteria and protozoa including traveler's diarrhea,typhoid fever, cholera, salmonella infections, and giardiasis

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Is furazolidone safe and effective?
Although furazolidone is effective in drug resistant infections, it is banned in certain countries due to its side effects that may cause systemic toxicity, and are also recognized as cancer causing chemical (mutagens/carcinogens) by the US FDA. Do consult your doctor before use.

Metronidazole

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

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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.

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

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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.


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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

Dicyclomine

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Is Dicyclomine safe?
Dicyclomine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

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Is Dicyclomine gluten free?
Dicyclomine active drug does not contain gluten. Read the label instruction of the brands your doctor prescribes you, for gluten content

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Is Dicyclomine an over-the-counter medicine?
Dicyclomine is available over-the-counter. However, always consult your doctor before taking dicyclomine for your disease

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Does dicyclomine help nausea?
Dicyclomine is not known to relieve nausea. Nausea is a common side effect of dicyclomine.

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Does dicyclomine help constipation or trigger constipation?
Dicyclomine may cause constipation

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Is dicyclomine an opiate/steroid/antacid/NSAID/benzodiazepine?
Dicyclomine is not an opiate, steroid, or an antacid. It is neither a NSAID not a benzodiazepine

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Is dicyclomine a muscle relaxer?
Yes, dicyclomine is a smooth muscle relaxant. It has a direct effect on muscles of the stomach and intestine. It does not relax the skeletal/voluntary muscles

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Can I take dicyclomine for diarrhea?
Dicyclomine has no known effects in treating diarrhea

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Can I take dicyclomine for menstrual cramps?
Dicyclomine mainly acts on the smooth muscles of the intestine. Hence, it is used to relieve cramps or spasms of the stomach and intestines (gut). It is not known whether it can be used for menstrual cramps

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Does dicyclomine cause constipation?
Dicyclomine may cause constipation

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Does dicyclomine make you drowsy?
Dicyclomine may cause drowsiness and make you feel sleepy

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Does dicyclomine cause hair loss?
Dicyclomine does not have hair loss as a known side-effect

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Can I take dicyclomine with Advil (ibuprofen)/ amoxicillin/ Pepto (bismuth subsalicylate)/ tramadol/ Vicodin (acetaminophen and hydrocodone)/ oxycodone/ Tylenol (paracetamol)?
There are no known serious drug interactions between dicyclomine and Advil (ibuprofen)/ amoxicillin/ Pepto (bismuth subsalicylate)/ Tramadol/ Vicodin (acetaminophen and hydrocodone)/ oxycodone/ Tylenol (paracetamol). Dicyclomine is often available in combination with pain killers like paracetamol Consult your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting and while on dicyclomine.

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