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Fumedil Capsule

Prescription Required
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Fumedil Capsule is a combination of medicines that is used to treat diarrhea and dysentery. It treats the infection by preventing the growth of microorganisms. It also relieves symptoms such as cramps, pain, bloating, and stomach discomfort.

Fumedil Capsule is a prescription medicine. It is advised to it as the prescription. It should be taken with or without 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.

This medicine may lead to some side effects such as nausea, headaches, metallic taste, dryness of mouth, 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. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness 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.

Uses of Fumedil Capsule

Side effects of Fumedil 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 Fumedil

  • Nausea
  • Metallic taste
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Sleepiness
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Nervousness
  • Dark colored urine

How to use Fumedil Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Fumedil Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Fumedil Capsule works

Fumedil Capsule is a combination of three medicines: furazolidone, metronidazole and dicyclomine which treats diarrhea. Furazolidone and metronidazole are antibiotics which works by stopping the growth of bacteria and other diarrhea causing microorganisms. Dicyclomine is an anticholinergic which works by relaxing the muscles in the stomach and gut (intestine). It stops sudden muscle contractions (spasms). By doing this, it relieves cramps, pain, bloating, and discomfort.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Fumedil 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 Fumedil Capsule during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Fumedil 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
Fumedil Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Fumedil Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Fumedil Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Fumedil Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Fumedil Capsule 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

Quick Tips

  • Take it at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • It may cause dizziness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Fumedil Capsule affects you.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • It is advisable to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water to overcome medicine side effects.

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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 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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References

  1. Drugs.com. Furazolidone. [Accessed 15 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Metronidazole. New York, New York: Pfizer; 2013. [Accessed 15 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Dicyclomine. Birmingham, Alabama: Axcan Scandipharm Inc.; 2005. [Accessed 15 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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