Agyl F Suspension is primarily prescribed for the treatment of diarrhoea and dysentery. This medicine is a combination of Furazolidone and Metronidazole.
Furazolidone is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (anti-bacterial), whereas Metronidazole belongs to the class of an antibacterial and antifungal. These two active constituents are prescribed for the treatment of diarrhoea or enteritis caused by bacteria.
Agyl F Suspension is an oral medication, sometimes prescribed along with other medication fights bacteria inside the intestinal tract. An allergic reaction to this medicine might cause rash, itching, fever, muscle aches, flushing and even breathing trouble. Seek immediate medical attention if any side effect persists.
Before using this medicine consult a doctor in case you have allergies to any of its ingredients. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding before he prescribes you this medicine. Agyl F Suspension is ill-advised for infants up to 1 month of age.
Avoid drinking alcohol when using this medicine. Certain food items like avocado can also cause problems when consumed along with this medication. Consult your doctor for the same.
This medicine is prescribed for the following conditions:
Is It safe with alcohol?Ronifur s 75 mg/200 mg syrup may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?Patients should not drive or operate machinery if they get affected symptoms like drowsiness, dizziness, confusion, hallucinations, convulsions .
Does this affect kidney function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Agyl F Suspension , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Are there any missed dose instructions?If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
This medication works by binding and creating cross-links in bacterial DNA which prevents its proper functioning. This creates mutations in the bacterial codons causing the formation of unnatural proteins resulting in bacterial cell death.
This medication also works by entering into the organism and forms the free radical. A concentration gradient is created in the organism due to alteration in the molecule and promotes the influx of the molecule. Thus, the free radical and the altered molecule will interfere with the DNA synthesis and stops the growth of the organism.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
EthanolConsumption of alcohol is not recommended in patients with Metronidazole. Any symptoms of the fast heartbeat, warmth, headache, and breathing difficulty should be reported to the doctor.
Interaction with Medicine
- Warfarin- Metronidazole may increase the concentration of warfarin and increase the risk of bleeding. Inform the doctor if you have any bleeding disorder. Any symptoms of unusual bleeding, blood in stools, headache, and dizziness should be reported to the doctor. An alternate class of medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
- Ethinyl Estradiol- The desired effect of contraceptive pills will not be achieved if these medicines are taken together. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
- Atorvastatin- These medicines may increase the risk of nerve damage if given together. Any symptoms of numbness, tingling or burning sensation in feet, hands should be informed to the doctor. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
- Disulfiram- Metronidazole is not recommended in patients receiving disulfiram due to the risk of confusion and psychotic symptoms. Inform the doctor if you are receiving these medications. Any symptoms of change in behaviour, irritation, and altered coordination should be reported to the doctor.
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Furazolidone- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. druginfo.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [Cited 24 March 2020]. Available from:https://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/name/furazolidone
Furazolidone- DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2020 [Cited 24 March 2020]. Available from:https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00614
Metronidazole- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. druginfo.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [Cited 24 March 2020]. Available from:https://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/name/metronidazole
Metronidazole- DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2020 [Cited 24 March 2020]. Available from:https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00916
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