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Qugyl DS 400mg/500mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Qugyl DS 400mg/500mg Tablet is a combination of two antibiotics which is used to treat diarrhea and dysentery. It works by killing the infection-causing microorganisms.

Uses of Qugyl Tablet

Qugyl Tablet side effects

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

How to use Qugyl 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. Qugyl DS 400mg/500mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
This will help to avoid stomach upset.

How Qugyl Tablet works

Qugyl DS 400mg/500mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Metronidazole and Diloxanide. Metronidazole is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections by damaging the DNA. Diloxanide is an amoebicide. It works inside the large intestine to kill the infection causing amoeba (parasites). Together, they treat your infection effectively.

Qugyl Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Qugyl DS 400mg/500mg Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Qugyl DS 400mg/500mg 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Qugyl DS 400mg/500mg Tablet during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Qugyl DS 400mg/500mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Qugyl DS 400mg/500mg 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Qugyl DS 400mg/500mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Qugyl DS 400mg/500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Qugyl DS 400mg/500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Qugyl

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Diarrhea and dysentery last 15 daysI had taken levofoxcin+ornidazol bd for 5 days along refaximin 400 tab bd for 5 day but it is start again
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
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
Child Specialist
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. What if I miss my dose?

Take Qugyl 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 Qugyl when I feel better?

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

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References
  1. Qureshi H, Ali A, Baqai R, et al. Efficacy of a Combined Diloxanide Furoate—Metronidazole Preparation in the Treatment of Amoebiasis and Giardiasis. J Int Med Res. 1997;25(3):167-70. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Metronidazole. New York, New York: Pfizer; 2013. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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