Frequently asked questions for 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.