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Metrogyl Compound Plus Tablet

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

Metrogyl Compound Plus Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of diarrhea. It kills diarrhea-causing bacteria. It also manages the symptoms of diarrhea such as stomach pain, cramps, loose stools and helps in easy passage of gas.

Metrogyl Compound Plus Tablet is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, taste change, flatulence, and headache. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. This medicine may also cause dizziness and drowsiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your dizziness.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. You should also tell your doctor if you have kidney diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you.

Uses of Metrogyl Compound Plus Tablet

Side effects of Metrogyl Compound Plus 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 Metrogyl Compound Plus

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Taste change
  • Flatulence
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

How to use Metrogyl Compound Plus 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 Compound Plus Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Metrogyl Compound Plus Tablet works

Metrogyl Compound Plus Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Diloxanide, ornidazole and simethicone. Diloxanide is a luminal amoebicide which acts inside the intestines to kill the infection-causing microorganisms (amoeba). Diloxanide is combined with ornidazole in case of severe intestinal infections. Ornidazole is an antibiotic which kills bacteria and other infectious microorganisms by damaging the DNA. Simethicone is an antifoaming medicine which disintegrates gas bubbles and allows easy passage of gas.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Metrogyl Compound Plus Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Metrogyl Compound Plus 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 Metrogyl Compound Plus Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Metrogyl Compound Plus Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Metrogyl Compound Plus Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Metrogyl Compound Plus Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Metrogyl Compound Plus Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Metrogyl Compound Plus Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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

Q. What if I miss my dose?

Take Metrogyl Compound Plus 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 Metrogyl Compound Plus Tablet when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Metrogyl Compound Plus Tablet 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 Metrogyl Compound Plus Tablet?

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.

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References

  1. Drugs.com. Diloxanide. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. ScienceDirect. Ornidazole. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Activate Dimethicone. Watford, Hertfordshire: DDD Limited; 1976 [revised 29 Mar. 2016]. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Cnergy IT Park, 3rd floor Appa Saheb Marathe Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai 400025
Country of Origin: India
Expires on or after: February, 2021

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