Metronidazole + Tetracycline is a combination of two antibiotics: Metronidazole + Tetracycline1 and Metronidazole + Tetracycline2. Metronidazole + Tetracycline1 kills bacteria and other infectious microorganisms by damaging the DNA. Metronidazole + Tetracycline2 stops bacterial growth by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.
Take Lancet Tablet 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 Lancet Tablet when I feel better?
No, do not stop taking Lancet Tablet 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 Lancet Tablet?
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 Lancet Tablet?
No, you should avoid using milk and milk products while taking Lancet Tablet. Consuming dairy products along with Lancet Tablet 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 Lancet Tablet?
Alcohol should be strictly avoided while taking Lancet Tablet 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 17th Apr 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.