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Dimet Plus Tablet

Prescription Required

Overview

Uses of Dimet Plus Tablet

Dimet Plus Tablet side effects

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

How to use Dimet Plus Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Dimet Plus Tablet is to be taken with food.
This will help to avoid stomach upset.

How Dimet Plus Tablet works

Dimet Plus Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Metronidazole and Diloxanide. Metronidazole is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections by damaging the DNA. Diloxanide is an amoebicide. It works inside the large intestine to kill the infection causing amoeba (parasites). Together, they treat your infection effectively.

Dimet Plus Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Dimet Plus Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Dimet Plus Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Dimet Plus Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Dimet Plus Tablet 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
There is limited information available on the use of Dimet Plus Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Dimet Plus Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dimet Plus Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Dimet Plus

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Diarrhea and dysentery last 15 daysI had taken levofoxcin+ornidazol bd for 5 days along refaximin 400 tab bd for 5 day but it is start again
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Get a colonoscopy done for chronic Diarrhea
Cronin abdominal pain with formation of gases
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pantocid 20 mg twice daily for 1 week than once daily for another weekalso u have to take 1 st morning tablet in empty stomach and 2nd tablet 1 hrs before dinneralso take DIMET PLUS twice daily for 5 daysreview after 10 days
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FAQs

Q. What if I miss my dose?

Take Dimet Plus as soon as you remember it. However, do not take it if it's almost time for your next dose. Also, do not take an extra dose to make up for your missed dose.

Q. Can I stop taking Dimet Plus when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Dimet Plus 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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References
  1. Qureshi H, Ali A, Baqai R, et al. Efficacy of a Combined Diloxanide Furoate—Metronidazole Preparation in the Treatment of Amoebiasis and Giardiasis. J Int Med Res. 1997;25(3):167-70. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Metronidazole. New York, New York: Pfizer; 2013. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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DIVINE LIFE CARE PVT LTD, 220, MAHAGUJARAT IND. ESTATE AT, PO : MORAIYA, TA : SANAND DIST : AHMEDABAD
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