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Parkogyl Syrup

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

Introduction

Parkogyl Syrup is a combination medicine that is used to treat diarrhea and dysentery. It prevents the growth of microorganisms to treat the infection.

Parkogyl Syrup is a prescription medicine that is advised to be taken 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 an overdose of it 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 to ensure a complete recovery.

Parkogyl Syrup may lead to some side effects such as nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, headache, etc. To overcome any such side effects, it is advised to eat a healthy balanced diet and drink plenty of fluid. 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 Parkogyl Syrup

Benefits of Parkogyl Syrup

In Dysentery

Dysentery or amoebic dysentery is a parasitic infection of the intestines that occurs mostly due to intake of contaminated food or water. The symptoms include loose stools (diarrhea), stomach cramps and stomach pain. Parkogyl Syrup helps to treat this infection by killing the infection causing parasites. It relieves these symptoms and also helps you to stay well by preventing them from coming back. You need to take this medicine regularly to get the most out of it and you should drink plenty of fluids while taking it to make sure you stay hydrated.

Side effects of Parkogyl Syrup

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 Parkogyl

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Metallic taste

How to use Parkogyl Syrup

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. Parkogyl Syrup is to be taken with food.

How Parkogyl Syrup works

Parkogyl Syrup is a combination of two antibiotics: Metronidazole and Norfloxacin. Metronidazole kills parasites and anaerobic bacteria that cause infections by damaging their DNA. Norfloxacin works by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria. Together, they treat your infection effectively.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Parkogyl Syrup may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Parkogyl Syrup 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
Parkogyl Syrup 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
Parkogyl Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Parkogyl Syrup 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
CAUTION
Parkogyl Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Parkogyl Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Parkogyl Syrup is not advised in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Parkogyl Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Parkogyl Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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

  • Your doctor has prescribed this combination medicine for the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery.
  • Diarrhea can cause dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids to help rehydrate you. 
  • Consult your doctor if your diarrhea lasts for more than 48 hours.
  • Do not use Parkogyl Syrup if you have blood in your stool or if you are severely constipated.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Parkogyl Syrup as it may irritate your stomach and also cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Notify your doctor if you feel pain in your tendons, numbness, or tingling sensations.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

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Patient Concerns

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Diarrhea and dysentery last 15 days I had taken levofoxcin+ornidazol bd for 5 days along refaximin 400 tab bd for 5 day but it is start again
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Get a colonoscopy done for chronic Diarrhea
For diarrhea which antibiotic is good for kids and for dysentery which antibiotic is good for kids?
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
There 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 give opinion and 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 and clinical examination. Advice given without doing clinical examination can be imperfect or some time harmful to patient.
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Parkogyl Syrup cause dryness in mouth?

Yes, the use of Parkogyl Syrup can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry.

Q. Can I take Parkogyl Syrup while breastfeeding?

Parkogyl Syrup should be used with caution in nursing mothers as metronidazole passes into breast milk and could give the milk a bitter taste. Although it is not generally expected to be harmful, but you should always consult your doctor before taking Parkogyl Syrup.

Q. Are there any specific conditions in which Parkogyl Syrup should not to be taken?

The use of Parkogyl Syrup should be avoided in patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Parkogyl Syrup?

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.

Q. Can I take alcohol while taking Parkogyl Syrup?

Alcohol should not be consumed while taking this medicine as it may lower the blood pressure and cause dizziness and lightheadedness.

Q. Can I stop taking Parkogyl Syrup when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Parkogyl Syrup and complete the full course of treatment even if you are feeling better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. What if I miss my dose?

Take Parkogyl Syrup 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 the use of Parkogyl Syrup cause metallic taste?

Yes, the use of Parkogyl Syrup can 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. Can the use of Parkogyl Syrup cause nausea and vomiting?

Yes, the use of Parkogyl Syrup can cause nausea and vomiting. Taking it with milk, food or with antacids can prevent nausea. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medicine. In case of vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small frequent sips. Talk to your doctor if vomiting persists and you notice signs of dehydration, like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicine without speaking to your doctor.

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References

  1. Metronidazole. New York, New York: Pfizer; 2010. [Accessed 15 Apr. 2019] (online) Availabel from:External Link
  2. Norfloxacin. Whitehouse Station, New Jersey: K MERCK & CO; 2008. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Metronidazole. New York, New York: Pfizer; 2013. [Accessed 15 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. ScienceDirect. Norfloxacin. [Accessed 15 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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