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Powergyl OZ 100 mg/100 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Powergyl OZ Tablet

Powergyl OZ Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Metallic taste

How to use Powergyl OZ 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. Powergyl OZ 100 mg/100 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Powergyl OZ Tablet works

Powergyl OZ 100 mg/100 mg Tablet 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.

Powergyl OZ Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Powergyl OZ 100 mg/100 mg Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Powergyl OZ 100 mg/100 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Powergyl OZ 100 mg/100 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Powergyl OZ 100 mg/100 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
CAUTION
Powergyl OZ 100 mg/100 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Powergyl OZ 100 mg/100 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Powergyl OZ 100 mg/100 mg Tablet is not advised in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Powergyl OZ 100 mg/100 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Powergyl OZ 100 mg/100 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • 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 Powergyl OZ 100 mg/100 mg Tablet 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 Powergyl OZ 100 mg/100 mg Tablet 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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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. Can the use of Powergyl OZ cause dryness in mouth?

Yes, the use of Powergyl OZ 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 Powergyl OZ while breastfeeding?

Powergyl OZ 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 Powergyl OZ.

Q. Are there any specific conditions in which Powergyl OZ should not to be taken?

The use of Powergyl OZ 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 Powergyl OZ?

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 Powergyl OZ?

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 Powergyl OZ when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Powergyl OZ 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 Powergyl OZ 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 Powergyl OZ cause metallic taste?

Yes, the use of Powergyl OZ 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 Powergyl OZ cause nausea and vomiting?

Yes, the use of Powergyl OZ 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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