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MEGATRUM 1%/5% OINTMENT

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MRP: Rs. 55 for 1 tube(s) (15 GM ointment each)
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Composition for MEGATRUM

Metronidazole Topical(1%),Povidone Iodine(5%)

food interaction for MEGATRUM

alcohol interaction for MEGATRUM

pregnancy interaction for MEGATRUM

lactation interaction for MEGATRUM

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No interaction found
No interaction found
Megatrum 1%/5% ointment 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
Megatrum 1%/5% ointment is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for MEGATRUM

Metronidazole Topical(1%)

Uses

Metronidazole Topical is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Metronidazole belongs to a class of medications called as antibiotics. It works by inhibiting energy production and killing the bacteria and parasites that cause infections in the body.

Common side effects

Fungal infection, Skin irritation, Skin redness
Povidone Iodine(5%)

Uses

Povidone Iodine is used to prevent infections.

How it works

Povidone Iodine is broad spectrum antiseptic for topical use.  Povidone iodine liberates iodine in contact with the skin causing antiseptic action.

Common side effects

Skin discolouration, Increased sodium level in blood, Renal impairment, Metabolic acidosis, Increased level of thyroid hormones, Decreased level of thyroid hormones in neonates, Deep tissue toxicity, Mucous membrane toxicity, Superficial punctuate keratitis

SUBSTITUTES for MEGATRUM

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  • ECOSEPTIC 1%/5% OINTMENT
    (15 GM ointment in tube)
    Helios Pharmaceuticals
    Rs. 5/GM of ointment
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    Rs. 75
    pay 36% more per GM of ointment
  • DREZ 1%/5% OINTMENT
    (10 GM ointment in tube)
    Stedman Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 6.74/GM of ointment
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    Rs. 67.37
    pay 84% more per GM of ointment
  • MEGADINE M 1%/5% OINTMENT
    (5 GM ointment in tube)
    Noel Pharma India Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 5.40/GM of ointment
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    Rs. 27
    pay 47% more per GM of ointment
  • ARMER 1%/5% OINTMENT
    (15 GM ointment in tube)
    Stadchem Of India
    Rs. 2.29/GM of ointment
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    Rs. 34.30
    save 38% more per GM of ointment
  • METROKIND P 1%/5% OINTMENT
    (125 GM ointment in tube)
    Mankind Pharma Ltd
    Rs. 1/GM of ointment
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    Rs. 125
    save 73% more per GM of ointment

Top Dermatologists

  • Dr. Sheilly Kapoor
    MBBS, MD
    4.7
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    MBBS, MD
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  • Dr. Sangeeta Verma
    MBBS, DNB
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  • Dr. Avnish Sharma
    MBBS, Diploma, Fellowship
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  • Dr. Shuchi Singla
    MBBS, MD
    4.5

Expert advice for MEGATRUM

  • Do not engage in vaginal intercourse while on treatment with metronidazole intravaginal gel.
  • Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight and wear protective clothing, sunglasses or apply sunscreen before stepping out in the sun as this drug may increase the sensitivity to sunlight.
  • Avoid direct contact of cream with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek immediate medical attention.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • It should not take if patient is allergic to metronidazole or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions for MEGATRUM

Metronidazole Topical

Q.Is metronidazole topical safe?
Yes, metronidazole topical is a relatively safe drug if used in prescribed dose and for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Does metronidazole topical cure STDs or yeast infections?
Metronidazole topical cures genital infections like bacterial vaginosis and gonorrhea. It does not cure chlamydia or vaginal yeast infections.

Povidone Iodine

Q.Is povidone iodine the same as betadine?
Yes. Betadine is the brand (proprietary) name of povidone iodine

Q.Is povidone iodine the same as iodine or iodine tincture?
No. Povidone iodine is the stable chemical complex of povidone (polyvinylpyrrolidone i.e. PVP) and elemental iodine. Iodine tincture has iodine and potassium iodide dissolved in ethanol and water. Both the formulations show antiseptic action

Q.Does povidone iodine kill yeast, bacteria or fungus?
Yes. Povidone iodine being disinfectant and antiseptic inhibits the growth and development of microorganisms

Q.Does povidone iodine burn, stain, sting or hurt?
Topical application of povidone iodine may cause slight irritation. Temporary staining of affected area is also possible. However, it is not a matter of concern and gets resolved quickly

Q.Is povidone iodine safe?
Povidone iodine is safe when used at prescribed dose and duration as directed by doctor

Q.Does povidone iodine contain alcohol?
No. Povidone iodine is stable chemical complex of povidone (polyvinylpyrrolidone i.e. PVP) and elemental iodine

Q.Does povidone iodine stain teeth?
Povidone iodine should be used externally. It should not be used on teeth.

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Content on this page was last updated on 10 November, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)