Metron 200 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Metron Tablet
Metron 200 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and parasitic infections. It is used in infections of the brain, reproductive system, gastrointestinal tract, skin, vagina, and other areas of the body.
Metron Tablet side effects
Common
  • Headache
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Nausea
  • Metallic taste
How to use Metron 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. Metron 200 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
How Metron Tablet works
Metron 200 mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections by damaging their DNA.
Metron Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Metron 200 mg Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Metron 200 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Metron 200 mg 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 Metron 200 mg 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.
Metron 200 mg 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
Metron 200 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Metron 200 mg Tablet is recommended.
Patients undergoing kidney dialysis should take this medicine after the dialysis treatment.
Liver
CAUTION
Metron 200 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Metron 200 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Metron Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Metron 200 mg 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.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • 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.
  • If you are using Metron 200 mg Tablet in a high dose or for a prolonged time, there is a risk of more side effects, like nerve damage.
  • You should not drink alcohol during or for 48 hours after treatment. You may develop nausea, vomiting, flushing and headache if you take it together.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a liver disease. Your dose may need to be adjusted in severe liver disease.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Metron with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Chronol, Soberol, DFM
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Altrom, Acethromb, Nicoz
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun, Epikon, Sonal
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Dindevan
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Sofarin, Uniwarfin, Mywarf
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin, Notian
MODERATE
Brand(s): Psycolith, Cartil, A Lith
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Metron

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FAQs

Q. How long does Metron takes to work?
Usually, Metron 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 Metron.
Q. What if I didn't get better after using Metron?
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 Metron?
No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Metron 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 Metron cause metallic taste?
Yes, Metron 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 Metron?
Alcohol should be strictly avoided while taking Metron 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 Metron when I feel better?
No, do not stop taking Metron and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 12th Apr 2018.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
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