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Metronidazole + Tetracycline

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Metronidazole + Tetracycline Uses

Metronidazole+Tetracycline is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How Metronidazole + Tetracycline works

Metronidazole + Tetracycline is a combination of two antibiotics: Metronidazole and Tetracycline. Metronidazole kills bacteria and other infectious microorganisms by damaging the DNA. Tetracycline stops bacterial growth by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Common side effects of Metronidazole + Tetracycline

Vomiting, Headache, Dizziness, Tiredness, Metallic taste, Stomach pain, Nausea, Dryness in mouth, Indigestion, Diarrhea, Photosensitivity
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Last updated:
12 Apr 2021 | 12:10 PM (UTC)

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Expert advice for Metronidazole + Tetracycline

  • Metronidazole + Tetracycline should be taken with or without food but at the same time every day.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • It may cause dizziness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how medicine affects you.
  • It is advisable to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water to overcome medicine side effects.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medication as it can enhance the dizziness.
  • Discontinue Metronidazole + Tetracycline and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.

Frequently asked questions for Metronidazole + Tetracycline

Metronidazole + Tetracycline

Q. What if I miss my dose?

Take Metronidazole+Tetracycline as soon 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 Metronidazole+Tetracycline when I feel better?

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

Q. What if I don't get better after using Metronidazole+Tetracycline?

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 drink milk while taking Metronidazole+Tetracycline?

No, you should avoid using milk and milk products while taking Metronidazole+Tetracycline. Consuming dairy products along with Metronidazole+Tetracycline can decrease its absorption from the stomach, which may lead to inadequate affect of this medicine.

Q. Why it is harmful to drink alcohol while using Metronidazole+Tetracycline?

Alcohol should be strictly avoided while taking Metronidazole+Tetracycline 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.


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