Entrofuran M 100mg/300mg Capsule

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Introduction

Entrofuran M 100mg/300mg Capsule is a combination of two medicines that effectively treat diarrhea and dysentery. It prevents the growth of microorganisms to treat bacterial infections.

Entrofuran M 100mg/300mg Capsule is a prescription medicine that is to be taken as per the prescription or as suggested by the doctor. It should be taken with food, but it must be taken at a fixed time to ensure better efficacy. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. The treatment must be completed even if you feel better.

Entrofuran M 100mg/300mg Capsule may lead to some side effects such as nausea, headaches, dryness of mouth, etc. To overcome any such side effects, it is advised to eat a healthy balanced diet and drink plenty of fluid. Maintaining good oral hygiene can prevent or manage the dryness of the mouth. If any of the side effects get aggravated, contact your doctor immediately. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must consult your doctor immediately.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have any problems with your liver or kidneys. Also, tell your doctor if you are on any medication for any health condition. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with the doctors before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive dizziness with this medicine. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy. If you are a known allergic to the medicine, you must refrain from using this medicine and consult your doctor. It is advised to take proper rest during the course of treatment for the medicine to work effectively.

Uses of Entrofuran M Capsule

Benefits of Entrofuran M Capsule

In Diarrhea

Diarrhea is an increase in the frequency of bowel movements or loose watery bowel movements. It can most commonly occur due to an infection of the digestive tract. Entrofuran M 100mg/300mg Capsule helps to treat diarrhea that is caused due to bacteria or parasitic worm infections. This medicine can relieve frequent loose motions and also help you to stay well by preventing them from coming back. You need to take this medicine regularly to get the most out of it and you should drink plenty of fluids while taking it to make sure you stay hydrated.

In Dysentery

Dysentery or amoebic dysentery is a parasitic infection of the intestines that occurs mostly due to intake of contaminated food or water. The symptoms include loose stools (diarrhea), stomach cramps and stomach pain. Entrofuran M 100mg/300mg Capsule helps to treat this infection by killing the infection causing parasites. It relieves these symptoms and also helps you to stay well by preventing them from coming back. You need to take this medicine regularly to get the most out of it and you should drink plenty of fluids while taking it to make sure you stay hydrated.

Side effects of Entrofuran M Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Entrofuran M

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Metallic taste
  • Dark yellow to brown discoloration of urine

How to use Entrofuran M Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Entrofuran M 100mg/300mg Capsule is to be taken with food.
Avoid Entrofuran M 100mg/300mg Capsule with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.

How Entrofuran M Capsule works

Entrofuran M 100mg/300mg Capsule is a combination of two antibiotics: Furazolidone and Metronidazole, which treats stomach and intestine infections. Furazolidone works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria in the human body. Metronidazole kills bacteria and other infectious microorganisms by damaging the DNA. Together, they treat your infection effectively.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Entrofuran M 100mg/300mg Capsule may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Entrofuran M 100mg/300mg Capsule during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Entrofuran M 100mg/300mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Entrofuran M 100mg/300mg Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Entrofuran M 100mg/300mg Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Entrofuran M 100mg/300mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Entrofuran M 100mg/300mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Entrofuran M Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Entrofuran M 100mg/300mg Capsule, 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.

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick tips

  • Entrofuran M 100mg/300mg Capsule should be taken with food at the same time every day.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • It is advisable to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water to overcome medicine side effects.
  • It may cause dizziness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Entrofuran M 100mg/300mg Capsule affects you.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking this medicine.

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GASTRO INTESTINAL

Patient concerns

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Diarrhea and dysentery last 15 days I had taken levofoxcin+ornidazol bd for 5 days along refaximin 400 tab bd for 5 day but it is start again
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Get a colonoscopy done for chronic Diarrhea
For diarrhea which antibiotic is good for kids and for dysentery which antibiotic is good for kids?
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
There are many underlying causes of Patient?s symptoms. Different cause needs different treatment. Specific treatment cannot be given unless we establish exact underlying cause. Final and perfect diagnosis cannot be done without doing clinical examination of patient. Please consult me or any other Paediatrician. will take detail history and will examine patient in detail. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will give opinion and prescribe you treatment. At time may ask you relevant investigations if necessary. Patient may need antibiotics and/or other prescription drugs. It is mandatory for the customer to have a prescription for the prescription medicines he/she is procuring. Valid prescription cannot be given without diagnosis and clinical examination. Advice given without doing clinical examination can be imperfect or some time harmful to patient.
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FAQs

Q. Can I stop taking Entrofuran M 100mg/300mg Capsule when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Entrofuran M 100mg/300mg Capsule and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. Can the use of Entrofuran M 100mg/300mg Capsule cause metallic taste?

Yes, Entrofuran M 100mg/300mg Capsule can cause a temporary metallic taste. This metallic taste can be lowered by chewing sugar-free gum, mints and by brushing teeth after the meals.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Entrofuran M 100mg/300mg Capsule?

Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Entrofuran M 100mg/300mg Capsule and for at least 3 days after stopping the medicine. Drinking alcohol while taking this medicine may cause an unpleasant reaction (Disulfiram-like reaction) with symptoms like stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, headache, flushing or redness of the face.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Entrofuran M 100mg/300mg Capsule?

Keep this medicine in the packet or container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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References

  1. Mayo Clinic. Furazolidone. [Accessed 12 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Mayo Clinic. Metronidazole. [Accessed 12 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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