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Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Introduction

Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet is a combination medicine that is used to treat diarrhea and dysentery. It prevents the growth of microorganisms to treat the infection.

Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet is a prescription medicine that is advised to be taken 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 an overdose of it 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 to ensure a complete recovery.

Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet may lead to some side effects such as nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, headache, etc. To overcome any such side effects, it is advised to eat a healthy balanced diet and drink plenty of fluid. 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 Fenigyl Tablet

Benefits of Fenigyl Tablet

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. Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet 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 Fenigyl Tablet

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 Fenigyl

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Metallic taste

How to use Fenigyl 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. Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Fenigyl Tablet works

Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet is a combination of two antibiotics: Metronidazole and Norfloxacin. Metronidazole kills parasites and anaerobic bacteria that cause infections by damaging their DNA. Norfloxacin works by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria. Together, they treat your infection effectively.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet 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
Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Fenigyl 200mg/200mg 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
CAUTION
Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet is not advised in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed this combination medicine for the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery.
  • Diarrhea can cause dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids to help rehydrate you. 
  • Consult your doctor if your diarrhea lasts for more than 48 hours.
  • Do not use Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet if you have blood in your stool or if you are severely constipated.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet as it may irritate your stomach and also cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Notify your doctor if you feel pain in your tendons, numbness, or tingling sensations.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet cause dryness in mouth?

Yes, the use of Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry.

Q. Can I take Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet while breastfeeding?

Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet should be used with caution in nursing mothers as metronidazole passes into breast milk and could give the milk a bitter taste. Although it is not generally expected to be harmful, but you should always consult your doctor before taking Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet.

Q. Are there any specific conditions in which Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet should not to be taken?

The use of Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet should be avoided in patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I take alcohol while taking Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet?

Alcohol should not be consumed while taking this medicine as it may lower the blood pressure and cause dizziness and lightheadedness.

Q. Can I stop taking Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet and complete the full course of treatment even if you are feeling better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. What if I miss my dose?

Take Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet 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 the use of Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet cause metallic taste?

Yes, the use of Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet can cause a temporary metallic taste. This metallic taste can be reduced by chewing sugar-free gum or mints, brushing teeth after the meals and by staying hydrated.

Q. Can the use of Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet cause nausea and vomiting?

Yes, the use of Fenigyl 200mg/200mg Tablet can cause nausea and vomiting. Taking it with milk, food or with antacids can prevent nausea. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medicine. In case of vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small frequent sips. Talk to your doctor if vomiting persists and you notice signs of dehydration, like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicine without speaking to your doctor.

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References

  1. Metronidazole. New York, New York: Pfizer; 2010. [Accessed 15 Apr. 2019] (online) Availabel from:External Link
  2. Norfloxacin. Whitehouse Station, New Jersey: K MERCK & CO; 2008. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Metronidazole. New York, New York: Pfizer; 2013. [Accessed 15 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. ScienceDirect. Norfloxacin. [Accessed 15 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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