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Meterkem 500mg Infusion

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

Introduction

Meterkem 500mg Infusion is an antibiotic medicine that helps your body fight infections caused by bacteria and parasites. It is used to treat infections of the liver, stomach, intestines, vagina, brain, heart, lungs, bones and skin.

Meterkem 500mg Infusion helps prevent an infection after surgery. It is also used in the treatment of dental infections, leg ulcers, and pressure sores. This injection is administered under the supervision of a healthcare professional. It should be taken at the same time each day to get the most benefit. Your symptoms may get better after a short time but do not stop taking it until you have finished a full course of treatment, even if you feel well. If you stop taking it early, some bacteria may survive, and the infection may come back. Do not drink any alcohol while taking this medicine, and for a few days after stopping it. Otherwise, you may get unpleasant side effects like nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain.

The most common side effects of this medicine are muscle pain (myalgia), dryness in the mouth, swelling and heaviness of tongue (glossitis), and painful swelling and sores in the mouth (stomatitis). These are usually mild but let your doctor know if they bother you or last more than a few days. You can try using sugarless candies or lozenges to overcome any dryness or metallic taste in the mouth.

Before using this medicine, inform your doctor if you are allergic to any medicine or have any kidney or liver problems or any disease of the nervous system. Your doctor may change the dose or prescribe a different medicine. This medicine should not be taken if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless it is absolutely necessary and prescribed by your doctor. It may cause unusual results with certain medical tests. Therefore, tell any doctor who treats you that you are using this medicine.

Uses of Meterkem Infusion

Benefits of Meterkem Infusion

In Bacterial infections

Meterkem 500mg Infusion is an antibiotic medicine that can be used to treat many different infections caused by bacteria. These include infections of the liver, stomach, intestines, vagina, brain, heart, lungs, bones, and skin. It works by stopping the growth of the bacteria causing the infection. This medicine usually makes you feel better quite quickly. However, you should continue taking it as long as it is prescribed even if you feel better, to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.

In Parasitic infections

Meterkem 500mg Infusion helps treat many parasitic infections by stopping the growth of parasites causing the infection. Keep using this medicine for as long as it is prescribed to make sure that all the parasites are killed. Any parasites that survive may become resistant to this medicine so it will not be as effective in the future.

Side effects of Meterkem Infusion

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 Meterkem

  • Muscle pain
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Glossitis (tongue inflammation)
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)

How to use Meterkem Infusion

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self-administer.

How Meterkem Infusion works

Meterkem 500mg Infusion is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections by damaging their DNA.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Meterkem 500mg Infusion may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Meterkem 500mg Infusion is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
CAUTION
Meterkem 500mg Infusion should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
If a single dose of Meterkem 500mg Infusion is used, it is recommended to hold breastfeeding for 12-24 hours to allow the removal of the drug.
Driving
UNSAFE
Meterkem 500mg Infusion may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Meterkem 500mg Infusion 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
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Meterkem 500mg Infusion is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Meterkem 500mg Infusion is recommended.
Patients undergoing kidney dialysis should take this medicine after the dialysis treatment.
Liver
CAUTION
Meterkem 500mg Infusion should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Meterkem 500mg Infusion may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Meterkem Infusion?

If you miss a dose of Meterkem 500mg Infusion, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Meterkem 500mg Infusion treats infections caused by bacteria and parasites.
  • It may cause side effects like nausea, stomach upset, and a metallic taste in the mouth.
  • Do not drink alcohol during or for 2-3 days after treatment with this medicine. You may develop nausea, vomiting, flushing and headache.
  • Inform your doctor if you have  liver disease. Your dose may need to be adjusted in severe liver disease.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Nitroimidazole
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Meterkem with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Chronol, Soberol, DFM
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Altrom, Cenorol, Cgtrom
SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Cofarin
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Scar on face due to bacterial infections
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Dermatology
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I have a history of recurring yeast and bacterial vaginosis infections.
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
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FAQs

Q. How long does Meterkem 500mg Infusion take to work?

Usually, Meterkem 500mg Infusion starts working within 1 hour of its ingestion. However, it may take around 2-3 days to make you feel better while taking Meterkem 500mg Infusion. If you do not experience any significant reduction in your symptoms, consult your doctor.

Q. How is Meterkem 500mg Infusion administered?

Meterkem 500mg Infusion should be administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor only and should not be self-administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Meterkem 500mg Infusion.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while using Meterkem 500mg Infusion?

No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Meterkem 500mg Infusion. Moreover, you should avoid alcohol even after 3 days of finishing the complete course. Drinking alcohol can cause an unpleasant reaction (Disulfiram like reaction) with symptoms such as stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, headache, flushing or redness of the face.

Q. Can the use of Meterkem 500mg Infusion cause metallic taste?

Yes, Meterkem 500mg Infusion may cause a temporary metallic taste. This metallic taste can be reduced by staying hydrated, brushing teeth after the meals and chewing sugar-free gum or mints.

Q. What if I take more than the recommended dose of Meterkem 500mg Infusion?

If you have taken Meterkem 500mg Infusion in excess (more than the recommended dose), immediately contact your doctor or report to the nearest hospital. Overdose of Meterkem 500mg Infusion may cause loss of appetite, metallic taste, headache, dizziness, insomnia or drowsiness.

Q. What if there is no improvement after using Meterkem 500mg Infusion?

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

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References

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