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DIMET PLUS TABLET

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Composition for DIMET PLUS

Metronidazole(NA),Diloxanide(NA)

food interaction for DIMET PLUS

alcohol interaction for DIMET PLUS

pregnancy interaction for DIMET PLUS

lactation interaction for DIMET PLUS

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Avoid Dimet plus tablet with grapefruit juice.
UNSAFE
Dimet plus tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
UNSAFE
Dimet plus tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for DIMET PLUS

Metronidazole(NA)

Uses

Metronidazole is used in the treatment of diarrhoea and bacterial infections.

How it works

Metronidazole belongs to a class of medicines called as nitroimidazole antibiotics. It works by inhibiting energy production and killing the bacteria and parasites that cause infections in the body.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Itching, Skin rash, Joint pain, Bitter taste, Dark colored urine, Dry mouth, Furry tongue, Loss of appetite, Mouth irritation, Throat irritation, Nasal congestion, Stomach upset, Numbness, Tingling sensation, Weakness, Fever, Vomiting, Diarrhoea
Diloxanide(NA)

Uses

Diloxanide is used in the treatment of parasitic worm infections and intestinal amoebiasis.

How it works

Diloxanide belongs to the class of medications called luminal amoebicide. It acts inside the bowel (lumen of the bowel) to kill the infection causing amoeba.

Common side effects

Nausea, Pale red skin, Itchy rash, Abdominal cramp, Dizziness, Headache, Itching, Loss of appetite, Vomiting

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Expert advice for DIMET PLUS

  • 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 DIMET PLUS

Metronidazole

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

Q.What is metronidazole?
Metronidazole is an antibiotic

Q.Is it antibiotic or pain killer?
Metronidazole is an antibiotic and not pain killer

Q.What it is used for?
It is used for infections of the dental cavity, ears, sinus, throat, lungs, stomach, intestine, brain and bones

Q.Is metronidazole same as Flagyl?
Yes. Flagyl is a branded medicine containing metronidazole

Q.Does metronidazole cure STDs or yeast infections?
Metronidazole cures genital infections like bacterial vaginosis and gonorrhea. It does not cure chlamydia or vaginal yeast infections

Q.Does metronidazole affect birth control?
There is no evidence of metronidazole affecting contraception. Please consult your doctor to confirm whether you require a secondary birth control measure while taking metronidazole

Q.Is metronidazole an OTC product?
No, metronidazole is not an OTC product

Q.Can metronidazole cause nausea, vomiting, constipation or irregular monthly periods?
Metronidazole may cause nausea, vomiting, constipation or upset stomach. However, there is no evidence of metronidazole affecting monthly periods. If you notice any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.

Diloxanide

Q.Is diloxanide furoate an antibiotic?
Yes. Diloxanide furoate or diloxanide is luminal amoebicidal agent used in the treatment of infections of the intestine caused by amoeba (a type of organism)

Q.Is diloxanide furoate banned?
Diloxanide furoate or diloxanide is banned by the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA)

Q.What is diloxanide furoate?
Diloxanide furoate or diloxanide belongs to the class of medications called luminal amoebicide that acts inside the intestine to kill infection causing amoeba (a type of organism)

Q.What is it used for?
It is used alone or along with medications (metronidazole and tinidazole) for the treatment of long-term or severe infection of the intestine caused by amoeba (chronic or acute intestinal amoebiasis).

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Content on this page was last updated on 15 July, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)