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Metrogyl 200 Tablet

Prescription Required

Overview

Metrogyl Tablet side effects

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

How to use Metrogyl 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. Metrogyl 200 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Metrogyl Tablet works

Metrogyl 200 Tablet is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections by damaging their DNA.

Metrogyl Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Metrogyl 200 Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Metrogyl 200 Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Metrogyl 200 Tablet 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 Metrogyl 200 Tablet 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.
Metrogyl 200 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
SAFE
Metrogyl 200 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Metrogyl 200 Tablet is recommended.
Patients undergoing kidney dialysis should take this medicine after the dialysis treatment.
Liver
CAUTION
Metrogyl 200 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Metrogyl 200 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Metrogyl Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Metrogyl 200 Tablet, 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.

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Expert Advice

  • Metrogyl 200 Tablet treats infections caused by bacteria and protozoa.
  • It may also be used to prevent infections following surgery.
  • 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.
  • Metrogyl 200 Tablet use in a high dose or for a prolonged time increses risk of side effects such as nerve damage. Take it only as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not drink alcohol during or for 48 hours after treatment with this medicine. You may develop nausea, vomiting, flushing and headache.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a liver disease. Your dose may need to be adjusted in severe liver disease.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Metrogyl with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Metrogyl

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I have a history of recurring yeast and bacterial vaginosis infections.
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Infertility
Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
I'm suffering frm constipation nd one of my friend told me to start the course of metrogyl 400 does this tablet will solve my problem??
Dr. Megha Tuli
Gynaecologist
Hi PATIENT to 1mgdoctors.Haha. metrogyl is useful in diarrhoea due to stomach infections. It will not help in costipation at all. intact it will increase the problem. Please do not take it.Also I'm a gynaecologist. It would be best to revert your query to a physician.
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FAQs

Q. How long does Metrogyl takes to work?

Usually, Metrogyl starts to show its effect within 1 hour of its ingestion. However, it may take around 2-3 days to make you feel better while taking Metrogyl.

Q. What if I didn't get better after using Metrogyl?

Inform your doctor if you didn'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 while using Metrogyl?

No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Metrogyl and for at least 3 days after completely stopping the medicine. Drinking alcohol can cause an unpleasant reaction (Disulfuram like reaction) with symptoms such as stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, headache, flushing or redness of the face.

Q. Can the use of Metrogyl cause metallic taste?

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

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

Alcohol should be strictly avoided while taking Metrogyl 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.

Q. Can I stop taking Metrogyl when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Metrogyl 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
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