Metronidazole is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and parasitic infections. It is used in infections of the brain, reproductive system, gastrointestinal tract, skin, vagina, and other areas of the body.
Tosgyl Products side effects
Side Effects of Tosgyl are Headache, Dryness in mouth, Nausea, Glossitis, Metallic taste, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Muscle pain.
Usually, Tosgyl 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 Tosgyl.
Q. What if I didn't get better after using Tosgyl?
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 Tosgyl?
No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Tosgyl 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 Tosgyl cause metallic taste?
Yes, Tosgyl 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 Tosgyl?
Alcohol should be strictly avoided while taking Tosgyl 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 Tosgyl when I feel better?
No, do not stop taking Tosgyl 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 12th Mar 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.