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Metrodac 500 mg Infusion

Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Metrodac 500 mg Infusion

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Metrodac 500 mg Infusion

Bacterial infections, Parasitic infections
Potentiallyunsafewith
Alcohol
DISCONTINUED
We do not sell this product at present

Medicine Overview of Metrodac Infusion

Uses of Metrodac Infusion

Metrodac 500 mg Infusion 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.

Metrodac Infusion side effects

Common

Side Effects of Metrodac are Muscle pain, Dryness in mouth, Glossitis, Taste change, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth).

How to use Metrodac Infusion

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

How Metrodac Infusion works

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

In Depth Information on Metrodac Infusion

Expert advice for Metrodac Infusion

  • 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 Metrodac 500 mg Infusion 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.
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Metrodac Infusion related warnings
Special precautions for Metrodac Infusion
Alcohol
CAUTION
Metrodac 500 mg Infusion may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Metrodac 500 mg Infusion is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Metrodac 500 mg Infusion should be used with caution during lactation. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
If a single dose of Metrodac 500 mg Infusion is used, it is recommended to hold breastfeeding for 12-24 hours to allow the removal of the drug.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Metrodac 500 mg 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
Metrodac 500 mg Infusion is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Metrodac 500 mg Infusion is recommended.
Patients undergoing kidney dialysis should take this medicine after the dialysis treatment.
Liver
CAUTION
Metrodac 500 mg Infusion should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Metrodac 500 mg Infusion may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Metrodac Infusion?uses

If you miss a dose of Metrodac 500 mg 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Metrodac Infusion

Frequently asked questions about Metronidazole

Q. What is Metrodac?
Metrodac is an antibiotic. It works by killing bacteria and parasites that cause infections in your body.
Q. What is Metrodac used for?
Metrodac 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 Metrodac safe?
Yes, Metrodac is a relatively safe drug if used in prescribed dose and for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Metrodac a pain killer?
Metrodac is an antibiotic and not pain killer.
Q. Does Metrodac affect birth control?
There is no evidence of Metrodac 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 Metrodac.
Q. Is Metrodac an over the counter (OTC) product?
No, Metrodac is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It's a prescription medicine.
Q. Can Metrodac cause vomiting?
Vomiting has been reported as a side effect with Metrodac. However, the exact incidence is not known. Consult your doctor if vomiting occurs while you are taking Metrodac.
Q. Can I take Metrodac for urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Metrodac 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 Metrodac for yeast (fungal) infection?
Metrodac is not active against yeast (fungal) infections, hence not recommended to be used for yeast infections.
Q. Can I take Metrodac for chest infection?
Yes, Metrodac 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 Metrodac for a sinus infection?
Metrodac 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 Metrodac for chlamydia?
Metrodac 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 Metrodac for kidney infection?
Metrodac 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 Metrodac for bronchitis?
Metrodac 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 Metrodac for diarrhea?
Metrodac 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 Metrodac for a sore throat?
Metrodac 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 Metrodac for the ear infection?
Metrodac 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 Metrodac steroid?
Metrodac is not a steroid. It is an antibiotic which acts by killing bacteria.
Q. Is Metrodac carcinogenic?
There is no evidence of Metrodac 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 Metrodac an antibiotic?
Yes, Metrodac is an antibiotic. It works by killing bacteria and parasites that cause infections in your body.
Q. Is Metrodac bacteriostatic or bactericidal?
Metrodac is a bactericidal (kills bacteria) agent. It works by killing bacteria and parasites that cause infections in your body.
Q. Can I take Metrodac with doxycycline?
Metrodac 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 Metrodac with azithromycin?
Metrodac 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 Metrodac with tramadol?
Metrodac 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 Metrodac with paracetamol?
Metrodac 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 Metrodac with fluconazole?
Metrodac 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 Metrodac with gabapentin?
Metrodac 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 Metrodac delay your period?
Metrodac 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 Metrodac affect birth control?
No, Metrodac 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 Metrodac make you fertile?
Metrodac 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 Metrodac cause dark urine?
Dark urine has been reported to be an uncommon side effect with Metrodac. If you develop dark urine, talk to your doctor immediately. You may need to stop the medicine.
Q. Does Metrodac cause constipation?
Yes, Metrodac may cause constipation. Consult your doctor if you have constipation during Metrodac therapy.
Q. Does Metrodac contain sulfa?
Metrodac is not a sulfa-containing drug.
Q. Does Metrodac make you feel tired?
Tiredness has not been reported as a side effect of Metrodac. In case you experience tiredness while taking Metrodac. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Does Metrodac cause nausea?
There have been reports that Metrodac 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 Metrodac.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Metrodac with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Metrodac with Phenobarbitone
SERIOUS
Metrodac with Phenindione
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenindione: Dindevan
Metrodac with Warfarin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Warfarin: Sofarin, Warf, Uniwarfin, Mywarf, Waf
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Acenocoumarol / Nicoumalone: Acethromb, Nicoz, Artiflo, Acitrom, Acenomac, Nistrom

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