Hygina Gel

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15 gm in 1 tube
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Medicine Overview of Hygina Gel

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Uses of Chlorhexidine Gluconate

Chlorhexidine Gluconate is used in the treatment of Inflammation of gums and Bad odor from mouth.
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Side effects of Chlorhexidine Gluconate

Common

Altered taste, Application site irritation, Teeth discolouration.

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How to use Chlorhexidine Gluconate

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Apply it on the affected area and allow it to stay before spitting or rinsing.

How Hygina Gel works

Chlorhexidine gluconate kills the harmful bacteria and fungi by attacking their outer covering.
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Uses of Metronidazole

Metronidazole is used in the treatment of Bacterial infections and Parasitic infections.
It is used in infections of the brain, reproductive system, gastrointestinal tract, skin, vagina, and other areas of the body.
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Side effects of Metronidazole

Common

Nausea, Headache, Dry mouth, Metallic taste.

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How to use Metronidazole

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Apply it on the affected area and allow it to stay before spitting or rinsing.

How Hygina Gel works

Metronidazole is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections by damaging the DNA.

In Depth Information on Hygina Gel

Expert advice for Chlorhexidine Gluconate

  • Use Chlorhexidine Gluconate after meals, it may affect the taste of foods and beverages. 
  • For maximum effectiveness avoid rinsing mouth (with water or any other mouthwash), brushing teeth, eating or drinking for 30 minutes after using the Chlorhexidine Gluconate.
  • Chlorhexidine Gluconate may cause permanent discolouration of some tooth fillings. To minimize discolouration, brush and floss daily, focussing on the areas which begin to discolour.
  • Do not mix/dilute Chlorhexidine Gluconate with any other product.
  • Avoid contact with eyes and ears. If the solution comes in contact with your eyes, rinse well with water.
  • Notify your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Expert advice for Metronidazole

  • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
  • It may cause side effects like nausea, stomach upset, and a metallic taste in the mouth.
  • If you are using Metronidazole in a high dose or for a prolonged time, there is a risk of more side effects, like nerve damage.
  • You should not drink alcohol during or for 48 hours after treatment. You may develop nausea, vomiting, flushing and headache if you take it together.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a liver disease. Your dose may need to be adjusted in severe liver disease.
Warnings
Special precautions for Hygina Gel
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Hygina Gel 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Hygina Gel should be used with caution during lactation. B
reast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Hygina Gel 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.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Hygina
Gel in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Hygina Gel

Frequently asked questions for Chlorhexidine Gluconate

Q. How does Chlorhexidine Gluconate work?
Chlorhexidine Gluconate belongs to a class of medication call antiseptic. It acts by killing as well as preventing bacterial growth. It kills bacteria by interacting with its cell surface
Q. Does it burn?
It is not generally known to burn. Please inform the doctor in case of any side effects
Q. Is Chlorhexidine Gluconate an antibiotic/antifungal/cure acne/cause cancer/good for canker sores?
Chlorhexidine Gluconate is not antibiotic/antifungal. It is not used for curing acne and it does not cause cancer. Canker sores (small and shallow ulcers of the mouth) if mild to moderate then can be controlled by using Chlorhexidine Gluconate mouthwash
Q. Is Chlorhexidine Gluconate safe?
Chlorhexidine Gluconate is safe when taken for an indication and at a dose strictly instructed by your doctor
Q. Is Chlorhexidine Gluconate an over the counter or prescription only drug?
Chlorhexidine Gluconate is an over the counter drug and not a prescription drug
Q. Is chlorhexidine gluconate whiten teeth/contain iodine/stain teeth?
Chlorhexidine gluconate is not used to whiten teeth. It does not contain iodine. It may stain the teeth slightly but this may be removed by brushing with a normal toothpaste
Q. Does Chlorhexidine Gluconate mouthwash expire?
Chlorhexidine Gluconate mouthwash has an expiry date. It should not be used beyond that date.
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Frequently asked questions for Metronidazole

Q. What is Metronidazole?
Metronidazole is an antibiotic. It works by killing bacteria and parasites that cause infections in your body.
Q. What is Metronidazole used for?
Metronidazole is active against anaerobic bacteria and can be used to treat infections of the blood, brain, lung, bones, genital tract, pelvic area, stomach and intestines, gum ulcers and other dental infections, infected leg ulcers, and pressure sores and to prevent infections after surgery.
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. Is Metronidazole a pain killer?
Metronidazole is an antibiotic and not pain killer.
Q. Does Metronidazole affect birth control?
There is no evidence of Metronidazole affecting birth control (contraception) as no interactions have been clinically observed between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor to confirm before taking the two medicines together as you may require a secondary birth control measure while taking Metronidazole.
Q. Is Metronidazole an over the counter (OTC) product?
No, Metronidazole is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It's a prescription medicine.
Q. Can Metronidazole cause vomiting?
Vomiting has been reported as a side effect with Metronidazole. However, the exact incidence is not known. Consult your doctor if vomiting occurs while you are taking Metronidazole.
Q. Can I take Metronidazole for urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Metronidazole is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by anaerobic bacteria. It can be indicated for the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTI) only if the underlying cause is anaerobic bacteria. Hence, it is always advisable to consult your doctor who would be able to diagnose your infections and give antibiotics accordingly.
Q. Can I take Metronidazole for yeast (fungal) infection?
Metronidazole is not active against yeast (fungal) infections, hence not recommended to be used for yeast infections.
Q. Can I take Metronidazole for chest infection?
Yes, Metronidazole can be taken for chest infections only once the cause of infection is diagnosed and the antibiotics are recommended by your doctor.
Q. can I take Metronidazole for a sinus infection?
Metronidazole can be used for anaerobic sinus infections. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics as the cause of infection must be diagnosed by a doctor before starting the treatment.
Q. Can I take Metronidazole for chlamydia?
Metronidazole is not active against chlamydia. Please consult your doctor before taking any treatment for chlamydia. Antibiotics should be taken only as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Metronidazole for kidney infection?
Metronidazole is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by anaerobic bacteria. It can be indicated for the treatment of kidney infection only if the underlying cause is anaerobic bacteria. Hence, it is always advisable to consult your doctor who would be able to diagnose your infections and give antibiotics accordingly.
Q. Can I take Metronidazole for bronchitis?
Metronidazole is not indicated for the treatment of bronchitis. Consult your doctor if you have symptoms of bronchitis and antibiotics are needed for the same.
Q. Can I take Metronidazole for diarrhea?
Metronidazole is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by anaerobic bacteria. It can be indicated for the treatment of diarrhea only if the underlying cause is anaerobic bacteria. Hence, it is always advisable to consult your doctor who would be able to diagnose your infections and give antibiotics accordingly.
Q. Can I take Metronidazole for a sore throat?
Metronidazole is not indicated for the treatment of a sore throat. It is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by anaerobic bacteria. Hence, it is always advisable to consult your doctor who would be able to diagnose your infections and give antibiotics accordingly.
Q. Can I take Metronidazole for the ear infection?
Metronidazole is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by anaerobic bacteria. So, it can be used for ear infection only if it is caused by anaerobic bacteria. Please consult your doctor in case antibiotics are needed as the antibiotics should be used only once the cause of infection is properly diagnosed.
Q. Is Metronidazole steroid?
Metronidazole is not a steroid. It is an antibiotic which acts by killing bacteria.
Q. Is Metronidazole carcinogenic?
There is no evidence of Metronidazole showing carcinogenicity in humans. However, it has shown cancer like growth in mouse and rat studies. Please consult your doctor if you have any questions related to this.
Q. Is Metronidazole an antibiotic?
Yes, Metronidazole is an antibiotic. It works by killing bacteria and parasites that cause infections in your body.
Q. Is Metronidazole bacteriostatic or bactericidal?
Metronidazole is a bactericidal (kills bacteria) agent. It works by killing bacteria and parasites that cause infections in your body.
Q. Can I take Metronidazole with doxycycline?
Metronidazole can be taken with doxycycline as no interactions have been clinically seen between the two medicines. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Metronidazole with azithromycin?
Metronidazole can be taken with azithromycin as no interactions have been clinically seen between the two medicines. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Metronidazole with tramadol?
Metronidazole can be taken with tramadol as no interactions have been clinically seen between the two medicines. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Metronidazole with paracetamol?
Metronidazole can be taken with paracetamol as no interactions have been clinically seen between the two medicines. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Metronidazole with fluconazole?
Metronidazole can be taken with fluconazole as no interactions have been clinically seen between the two medicines. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Metronidazole with gabapentin?
Metronidazole can be taken with gabapentin as no interactions have been clinically seen between the two medicines. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can Metronidazole delay your period?
Metronidazole is not known to delay monthly period. Consult your doctor if it occurs as this could be due to some other condition which needs attention.
Q. Does Metronidazole affect birth control?
No, Metronidazole is not shown to affect birth control. It is an antibiotic and works in your body by killing bacteria and parasites that cause infection.
Q. Does Metronidazole make you fertile?
Metronidazole plays no role in the treatment of infertility. It is an antibiotic and works in your body by killing bacteria and parasites that cause infection.
Q. Does Metronidazole cause dark urine?
Dark urine has been reported to be an uncommon side effect with Metronidazole. If you develop dark urine, talk to your doctor immediately. You may need to stop the medicine.
Q. Does Metronidazole cause constipation?
Yes, Metronidazole may cause constipation. Consult your doctor if you have constipation during Metronidazole therapy.
Q. Does Metronidazole contain sulfa?
Metronidazole is not a sulfa-containing drug.
Q. Does Metronidazole make you feel tired?
Tiredness has not been reported as a side effect of Metronidazole. In case you experience tiredness while taking Metronidazole. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Does Metronidazole cause nausea?
There have been reports that Metronidazole may cause nausea. However, the exact incidence is not known. Consult your doctor if nausea occurs and persists for a long time when you are taking Metronidazole.
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