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Metrocline Capsule

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

Introduction

Metrocline Capsule is a combination medicine that is used to treat various types of bacterial infections. It prevents the growth of the microorganisms that cause the infection.

Metrocline Capsule is a prescription medicine and it is advised to take it as per the doctor's advice. It can 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 course of the treatment must be completed even if you feel better. Sudden discontinuation of the treatment may affect the potency of the medicine.

Some common side effects of this medicine are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, etc. If any of the side effects get aggravated, you must consult your doctor immediately. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must seek immediate medical help.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are taking any medicines for any health condition. 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. You must take adequate rest for a faster recovery, also take a healthy diet and drink plenty of water.

Uses of Metrocline Capsule

Benefits of Metrocline Capsule

In Bacterial infections

Metrocline Capsule stops the growth of infectious bacteria and helps treat infections caused by bacteria. It usually makes you feel better within a few days, but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant. Drink plenty of fluids while taking it to make sure you stay hydrated.

Side effects of Metrocline 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 Metrocline

  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Metallic taste
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Photosensitivity

How to use Metrocline Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Metrocline Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Metrocline Capsule with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.

How Metrocline Capsule works

Metrocline Capsule is a combination of two antibiotics: Metronidazole and Tetracycline. Metronidazole kills bacteria and other infectious microorganisms by damaging the DNA. Tetracycline stops bacterial growth by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Metrocline Capsule may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Metrocline Capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Metrocline Capsule is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Use of Metrocline Capsule is not harmful in short-term because milk levels are low. Prolonged or repeated use may cause staining of babies dental enamel or bone deposition of Metrocline Capsule.
Driving
UNSAFE
Metrocline Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Metrocline Capsule 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
CAUTION
Metrocline Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Metrocline Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Metrocline Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Metrocline Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Metrocline Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Metrocline Capsule should be taken with or without food but at the same time every day.
  • 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 medicine affects you.
  • It is advisable to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water to overcome medicine side effects.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medication as it can enhance the dizziness.
  • Discontinue Metrocline Capsule and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES

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.
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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. What if I miss my dose?

Take Metrocline Capsule as soon you remember it. However, do not take it if it's almost time for your next dose. Also, do not take an extra dose to make up for your missed dose.

Q. Can I stop taking Metrocline Capsule when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Metrocline Capsule and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Metrocline Capsule?

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

Q. Can I drink milk while taking Metrocline Capsule?

No, you should avoid using milk and milk products while taking Metrocline Capsule. Consuming dairy products along with Metrocline Capsule can decrease its absorption from the stomach, which may lead to inadequate affect of this medicine.

Q. Why it is harmful to drink alcohol while using Metrocline Capsule?

Alcohol should be strictly avoided while taking Metrocline Capsule and for at least 3 days after completely stopping the medicine. Drinking alcohol can cause an unpleasant reaction (Disulfuram reaction) with symptoms such as stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, headache, flushing or redness of the face.

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References

  1. Metronidazole. New York, New York: Pfizer; 2010. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Availabel from:External Link
  2. Tetracycline. Whiddon Valley: Actavis UK Limited; 2001 [revised 10 Apr. 2017]. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Metronidazole. New York, New York: Pfizer; 2013. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. ScienceDirect. Tetracycline. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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