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food interaction for LEKGAT M

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alcohol
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Avoid Lekgat m 200 mg/500 mg tablet with herbs/food with anti-platelet activity such as alfalfa, anise, bilberry, grape seed, green tea, turmeric, fenugreek, garlic, ginger.
UNSAFE
Lekgat m 200 mg/500 mg tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
UNSAFE
Lekgat m 200 mg/500 mg tablet 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR LEKGAT M

Gatifloxacin(200mg)

Uses

Gatifloxacin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections

How it works

Gatifloxacin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.

Common side effects

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction
Metronidazole(500mg)

Uses

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

How it works

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

Common side effects

Nausea, Headache, Dry mouth, Metallic taste

SUBSTITUTES FOR LEKGAT M

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Expert advice FOR LEKGAT M

  • Use eye drops as recommended in the information leaflet or as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not wear contact lenses, if you have bacterial conjunctivitis or you are applying eye drops.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as you may have blurred vision after using the medicine.
  • Doctor’s advice should be considered in case of patients with following history of disease conditions:  loss of memory and mental ability (Alzheimer disease), inflammation of a part of tendon that attach muscles to the bone (tendonitis), fits (seizures), or any other central nervous system problems, or increased pressure in the head; low blood potassium levels, diabetes, kidney, liver or heart problems.
  • If long-term or repeated use of gatifloxacin drops may cause a second infection.
  • Do not take gatifloxacin, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Avoid using gatifloxacin, if you take coffee or other beverages containing caffeine during treatment.

Frequently asked questions FOR LEKGAT M

Gatifloxacin

Q. What does gatifloxacin treat?
Gatifloxacin treats bacterial eye infection (conjunctivitis or red eye) in adults and children older than 1 year of age
Q. Is gatifloxacin the same as ofloxacin?
Both gatifloxacin and ofloxacin belongs to the different class, i.e. gatifloxacin is second-generation fluoroquinolone whereas ofloxacin is older and first-generation, but their effect may vary upon individual condition or response
Q. Is gatifloxacin the same as Zymaxid?
Zymaxid is the brand name for gatifloxacin eye solution
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Q. Does gatifloxacin contain sulfa?
Gatifloxacin does not contain sulfa. It is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic
Q. Is gatifloxacin banned in India?
Gatifloxacin is banned in India for systemic use in human by any route including oral and injectable. Its use as eye drop is not banned.

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.
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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.<br>
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 safe in pregnancy?
Metronidazole has been found to be safe in animal studies during pregnancy. However, it should be avoided in pregnancy except if recommended by a doctor as its effects on the human fetus (unborn baby) are not known.
Q. Is metronidazole steroid?
Metronidazole is not a steroid. It is an antibiotics 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 safe while breastfeeding?
It is advised not to breastfeed if you are taking metronidazole as some amounts of metronidazole is secreted in the milk. Please consult your doctor before using any medicine if you are breastfeeding. Your doctor may decide whether you should stop taking metronidazole or stop breastfeeding.
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 without food?
Metronidazole should not be taken without food. It should be taken with food or after food.
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 food?
Metronidazole can be taken with food or after food. It should be swallowed with water, not chewed.
Q. Can I take metronidazole with milk?
There are no recommendations on if metronidazole should be taken with milk or not. However, it can be taken with food or after food.
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 alcohol?
Alcohol should be avoided when taking metronidazole. Avoid alcohol for at least 48 hours after metronidazole therapy as it may cause an unpleasant side effects like headache, nausea, vomiting, sweating, thirst, chest pain, falling blood pressure, uneasiness, weakness, and blurred vision.
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. Does metronidazole delay your period?
Metronidazole is not known to delay monthly period. Consult your doctor if it occurs while taking metronidazole.
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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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)