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Acrogyl Products side effects
Side Effects of Acrogyl are Headache, Dryness in mouth, Nausea, Glossitis, Metallic taste, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Muscle pain.
Usually, Acrogyl 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 Acrogyl.
Q. What if I didn't get better after using Acrogyl?
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 Acrogyl?
No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Acrogyl 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 Acrogyl cause metallic taste?
Yes, Acrogyl 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 Acrogyl?
Alcohol should be strictly avoided while taking Acrogyl 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 Acrogyl when I feel better?
No, do not stop taking Acrogyl and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 16th Oct 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.