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Metrogyl F Suspension

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

Introduction

Metrogyl F Suspension is a combination of two medicines that effectively treat diarrhea and dysentery. It prevents the growth of microorganisms to treat bacterial infections.

Metrogyl F Suspension is a prescription medicine that is to be taken as per the prescription or as suggested by the doctor. 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.

Metrogyl F Suspension 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. Maintaining good oral hygiene can prevent or manage the dryness of the mouth. 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 have any problems with your liver or kidneys. Also, tell your doctor if you are on any medication for any health condition. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with the doctors before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive dizziness 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. If you are a known allergic to the medicine, you must refrain from using this medicine and consult your doctor. It is advised to take proper rest during the course of treatment for the medicine to work effectively.

Uses of Metrogyl F Suspension

Side effects of Metrogyl F Suspension

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 F

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Metallic taste
  • Dark yellow to brown discoloration of urine

How to use Metrogyl F Suspension

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Metrogyl F Suspension is to be taken with food.
Avoid Metrogyl F Suspension with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.

How Metrogyl F Suspension works

Metrogyl F Suspension is a combination of two antibiotics: Furazolidone and Metronidazole, which treats stomach and intestine infections. Furazolidone works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria in the human body. Metronidazole kills bacteria and other infectious microorganisms by damaging the DNA. Together, they treat your infection effectively.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Metrogyl F Suspension may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Metrogyl F Suspension during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Metrogyl F Suspension is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Metrogyl F Suspension may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Metrogyl F Suspension in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Metrogyl F Suspension should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Metrogyl F Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Metrogyl F Suspension should be taken with food at the same time every day.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • It is advisable to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water to overcome medicine side effects.
  • It may cause dizziness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Metrogyl F Suspension affects you.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking this medicine.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL

Patient Concerns

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Yellowish water lise dysentery plz suggest any antibiotic Yesterday i give him metrogyl suspension and zinconia and ors but dysentery not stop so plz suggest any antibiotic Earliar cs das gave me zedocef 100 ds can i give this medicine again.
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
he risks that are associated with self-medication include: Inaccurate diagnosis. Using inappropriate medications that cause side effects. Masking the symptoms of a serious condition. Delaying medical advice. Inaccurate dosage that leads to accidental overdoseThere are many underlying causes of Patient?s symptoms. Different cause needs different treatment. Specific treatment cannot be given unless we establish exact underlying cause. Final and perfect diagnosis cannot be done without doing clinical examination of patient. Please consult me or any other Paediatrician. will take detail history and will examine patient in detail. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment. At time may ask you relevant investigations if necessary. Patient may need antibiotics and/or other prescription drugs. It is mandatory for the customer to have a prescription for the prescription medicines he/she is procuring. Valid prescription cannot be given without diagnosis.
Stomach pain an loose motion problem
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Take ors and metrogyl
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FAQs

Q. Can I stop taking Metrogyl F Suspension when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Metrogyl F Suspension and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. Can the use of Metrogyl F Suspension cause metallic taste?

Yes, Metrogyl F Suspension can cause a temporary metallic taste. This metallic taste can be lowered by chewing sugar-free gum, mints and by brushing teeth after the meals.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Metrogyl F Suspension?

Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Metrogyl F Suspension and for at least 3 days after stopping the medicine. Drinking alcohol while taking this medicine may cause an unpleasant reaction (Disulfiram-like reaction) with symptoms like stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, headache, flushing or redness of the face.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Metrogyl F Suspension?

Keep this medicine in the packet or container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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References

  1. Mayo Clinic. Furazolidone. [Accessed 12 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Mayo Clinic. Metronidazole. [Accessed 12 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Drugs.com. Furazolidone. [Accessed 12 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Metronidazole. Barnstaple, Devon: Accord-UK Ltd.; 2019. [Accessed 12 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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