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Unimegyl 200 mg Tablet


Overview

Unimegyl Tablet side effects

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

How to use Unimegyl 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. Unimegyl 200 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Unimegyl Tablet works

Unimegyl 200 mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections by damaging their DNA.

Unimegyl Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Unimegyl 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
Unimegyl 200 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Unimegyl 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 Unimegyl 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.
Unimegyl 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
Unimegyl 200 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Unimegyl 200 mg Tablet is recommended.
Patients undergoing kidney dialysis should take this medicine after the dialysis treatment.
Liver
CAUTION
Unimegyl 200 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Unimegyl 200 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Unimegyl Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Unimegyl 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.

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Expert Advice

  • Unimegyl 200 mg Tablet treats infections caused by bacteria and protozoa.
  • It may also be used to prevent infections following surgery.
  • 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.
  • Unimegyl 200 mg Tablet use in a high dose or for a prolonged time increses risk of side effects such as nerve damage. Take it only as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not drink alcohol during or for 48 hours after treatment with this medicine. You may develop nausea, vomiting, flushing and headache.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a liver disease. Your dose may need to be adjusted in severe liver disease.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Unimegyl with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Unimegyl

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Tab for stopping loose motions
Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
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loose motions can be due to many reasons like viral or bacterial infections. parasitic infections, IBS., change of diet. you should consult a gastroenterologist
My baby is having stomach problem. Frequent loose motion
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Please consult Dr. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. may ask you for lab test on blood urine stool etc if necessary. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatmentdiarrhea can be caused by: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) bacterial infections viral infections parasites malnutrition improper food preparation poor hygieneMake sure your child drinks plenty of fluids. Do not feed them foods that seem to trigger diarrhea. Wash your hands often ? especially after each diaper change ? to avoid spreading bacteria in the home.t?s important to follow the doctor?s advice carefully. Avoid giving your child foods or liquids that trigger diarrhea. Stick with bland foods instead (such as potatoes, toast, or bananas) until the diarrhea has subsided.
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FAQs

Q. How long does Unimegyl takes to work?

Usually, Unimegyl 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 Unimegyl.

Q. What if I didn't get better after using Unimegyl?

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 Unimegyl?

No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Unimegyl 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 Unimegyl cause metallic taste?

Yes, Unimegyl 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 Unimegyl?

Alcohol should be strictly avoided while taking Unimegyl 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 Unimegyl when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Unimegyl 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
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