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Composition FOR METROGYL

Metronidazole(400 mg)

food interaction for METROGYL

alcohol interaction for METROGYL

pregnancy interaction for METROGYL

lactation interaction for METROGYL

medicine interaction for METROGYL

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
medicine
It is better to take Metrogyl 400 mg tablet with food.
Avoid Metrogyl 400 mg tablet with grapefruit juice.
UNSAFE
Metrogyl 400 mg tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
UNSAFE
Metrogyl 400 mg tablet 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.
PROBABLY SAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR METROGYL

    Metronidazole(400 mg)

    Uses

    Metrogyl 400 mg tablet is used in the treatment of diarrhoea and bacterial infections

    How it works

    Metrogyl 400 mg tablet is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria that cause infections.

    Common side effects

    Joint pain, Angioedema (swelling of deeper layers of skin), Throat irritation, Nasal congestion, Vomiting, Weakness, Allergic reaction, Dry mouth, Nausea, Skin irritation, Coating on tongue, Numbness, Loss of appetite, Fever, Itching, Furry tongue, Dry skin, Diarrhoea, Dark colored urine, Skin rash, Altered taste, Urticaria, Bitter taste, Stomach upset, Tingling sensation, Mouth irritation

    COMMON DOSAGE FOR METROGYL 400 MG TABLET

    Patients taking METROGYL 400 MG TABLET

    • 51%
      Thrice A Day
    • 37%
      Twice A Day
    • 7%
      Once A Day
    • 3%
      Alternate Day
    • 1%
      Four Times A Day
    • 1%
      Once A Week

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    Expert advice FOR METROGYL

    • Take these tablets without crushing during or just after a meal with water.
    • Consult your doctor before using metronidazole if you have liver disease, nervous disorders or if you are undergoing kidney dialysis.
    • Inform your doctor if you are taking medicines such as warfarin (and other blood-thinners), astemizole, lithium, phenytoin, phenobarbital, disulfiram and vitamins.
    • Do not take the medicine if you are allergic to metronidazole or to any other content in the medicine.
    • Do not take alcohol while taking this medicine as it may lead to headaches, upset stomach, vomiting, stomach cramps, sweating and flushing (redness of the face).
    • Do not drive or operate heavy medicine after taking the medicine as it may temporarily cause dizziness and problems in vision.
    • Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight and wear protective clothing, sunglasses or apply sunscreen before stepping out in the sun as this drug may increase the sensitivity to sunlight.

    Frequently asked questions FOR METROGYL

    Metronidazole

    Q.

    Is metronidazole safe?
    Yes, metronidazole is a relatively safe drug if used in prescribed dose and for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

    Q.

    What is metronidazole?
    Metronidazole is an antibiotic

    Q.

    Is it antibiotic or pain killer?
    Metronidazole is an antibiotic and not pain killer

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    What it is used for?
    It is used for infections of the dental cavity, ears, sinus, throat, lungs, stomach, intestine, brain and bones

    Q.

    Is metronidazole same as Flagyl?
    Yes. Flagyl is a branded medicine containing metronidazole

    Q.

    Does metronidazole cure STDs or yeast infections?
    Metronidazole cures genital infections like bacterial vaginosis and gonorrhea. It does not cure chlamydia or vaginal yeast infections

    Q.

    Does metronidazole affect birth control?
    There is no evidence of metronidazole affecting contraception. Please consult your doctor to confirm whether you require a secondary birth control measure while taking metronidazole

    Q.

    Is metronidazole an OTC product?
    No, metronidazole is not an OTC product

    Q.

    Can metronidazole cause nausea, vomiting, constipation or irregular monthly periods?
    Metronidazole may cause nausea, vomiting, constipation or upset stomach. However, there is no evidence of metronidazole affecting monthly periods. If you notice any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.

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    WHAT OUR USERS ARE SAYING ABOUT METROGYL 400 MG TABLET

    How effective is this medicine?

    Effective
    60%
    Moderately effective
    23%
    Can't say
    11%
    Not effective
    6%

    Do you find this medicine expensive?

    No
    88%
    Yes
    12%

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    Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)