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Metrodil M 400mg/500mg Tablet

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Metrodil M 400mg/500mg Tablet is a combination of two antibiotics which is used to treat diarrhea and dysentery. It prevents the growth of the infection-causing microorganisms.

Metrodil M 400mg/500mg Tablet is a prescription medicine. It is advised to take it as the prescription. It should be taken with 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 treatment must be completed even if you feel better.

Metrodil M 400mg/500mg Tablet may lead to some side effects such as nausea, headaches, dryness of mouth, etc. To overcome any such side effects, it is advised to eat a healthy balanced diet and drink plenty of fluid. If any of the side effects get aggravated, contact your doctor immediately. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must consult your doctor immediately.

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.

Uses of Metrodil M Tablet

Side effects of Metrodil M Tablet

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 Metrodil M

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Metallic taste
  • Flatulence

How to use Metrodil M Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Metrodil M 400mg/500mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Metrodil M Tablet works

Metrodil M 400mg/500mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Metronidazole and Diloxanide. Metronidazole is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections by damaging the DNA. Diloxanide is an amoebicide. It works inside the large intestine to kill the infection causing amoeba (parasites). Together, they treat your infection effectively.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Metrodil M 400mg/500mg Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Metrodil M 400mg/500mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Metrodil M 400mg/500mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Metrodil M 400mg/500mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Metrodil M 400mg/500mg Tablet 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Metrodil M 400mg/500mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Metrodil M 400mg/500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Metrodil M 400mg/500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Metrodil M 400mg/500mg Tablet should be taken with 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.
  • Discontinue Metrodil M 400mg/500mg Tablet 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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Having itching in body & small small piti
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
dazit m tablet twice daily for5 days
my hand having some patches with itching kindly give some solution . as I am a diabetic patient from last 3 years . If I eat Bringel and some kind of fish its getting much wirst
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
Required blood test :- Serum IGE,AEC and complete allergy test.Take Tab.Zentel 400mg one stat. Also Tab.Dazit-M one at night for 2 weeks.
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FAQs

Q. What if I miss my dose?

Take Metrodil M 400mg/500mg Tablet as soon as 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 Metrodil M 400mg/500mg Tablet when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Metrodil M 400mg/500mg Tablet and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

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References

  1. Qureshi H, Ali A, Baqai R, et al. Efficacy of a Combined Diloxanide Furoate—Metronidazole Preparation in the Treatment of Amoebiasis and Giardiasis. J Int Med Res. 1997;25(3):167-70. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Metronidazole. New York, New York: Pfizer; 2013. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Drugs.com. Diloxanide. [ Accessed 31 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Mayo Clinic. Metronidazole. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  5. ScienceDirect. Diloxanide. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Country of Origin: India
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