Satranidazole

Information about Satranidazole

Satranidazole Uses

Satranidazole is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and parasitic infections.

How Satranidazole works

Satranidazole is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections by damaging their DNA.

Common side effects of Satranidazole

Headache, Metallic taste, Dryness in mouth, Nausea
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Available Medicine for Satranidazole

SatrogylAlkem Laboratories Ltd
94 to ₹1422 variant(s)
SatromaxIndchemie Health Specialities Pvt Ltd
961 variant(s)

Expert advice for Satranidazole

  • 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.
  • Satranidazole used in a high dose or for a prolonged time increases the risk of side effects such as nerve damage. Take it only as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not drink alcohol during or for 2-3 days after treatment with this medicine. You may develop nausea, vomiting, flushing and headache.
  • Inform your doctor if you have  liver disease. Your dose may need to be adjusted in severe liver disease.
  • Satranidazole treats infections caused by bacteria and parasites.
  • It may also be used to prevent infections following surgery.

Frequently asked questions for Satranidazole

Satranidazole

Q. Is Satranidazole effective?

Satranidazole is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Satranidazole too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Can the use of Satranidazole cause metallic taste?

Yes, Satranidazole may cause a temporary metallic taste. This metallic taste can be reduced by staying hydrated, brushing teeth after the meals and chewing sugar-free gum or mints.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Satranidazole?

If you forget a dose of Satranidazole, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Why is it harmful to drink alcohol while using Satranidazole?

Alcohol should be strictly avoided while taking Satranidazole. Moreover, you should avoid alcohol even after 3 days of finishing the complete course. Drinking alcohol can cause an unpleasant reaction (Disulfiram reaction) with symptoms such as stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, headache, flushing or redness of the face.

Q. Is Satranidazole safe?

Satranidazole is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. Can I stop taking Satranidazole when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Satranidazole. Complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured. Hence, if you stop taking the medicine before completing the course, your infection may come back. Consult your doctor before you stop taking Satranidazole and follow their advice.

Q. What are the side effects of Satranidazole?

The most common side effects of Satranidazole are headache, metallic taste, nausea or vomiting and dryness in the mouth. These side effects are usually not bothersome. But if you are concerned or if any of these persists for a long duration, consult your doctor.

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