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Metrogyl 600Mg Tablet Er

Manufacturer: LEKAR PHARMA LTD.
Medicine composition: Metronidazole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: January 29, 2021

Metrogyl 600Mg Tablet Er is antibacterial and antifungal. A prescription is required for this drug. The drug is an anti-protozoal used either on its own or in combination in the treatment of infections in the stomach and genital areas.

The medication is prescribed in the treatment of Amebiasis, Trichomoniasis, Bacterial Vaginosis, Bacterial infections and Surgical prophylaxis. This medication is not recommended with alcohol as it can cause severe discomfort and reactions.

This medication may have a lot of side effects and I should be taken under medical prescription some side effects include agitation, blurred vision, burning or tingling sensation of hands and feet, fevers and chills, skin rash, vaginal irritation, loss of appetite, constipation, yellow coloured eyes or skin and abdominal pain.

If the medication is taken while there is alcohol present in the system it can cause palpation, warmth, headache and breathing difficulty. This medication does not cause habit-forming tendencies. This drug is not recommended for women who just got pregnant but can be used in the later term of pregnancy.

Breastfeeding mothers should avoid this drug as it can be passed down through milk and cause severe indigestion or diarrhoea. This medication may lower blood count and convulsions.

Use Metrogyl 600Mg Tablet Er with caution in patients with liver impairment due to potential accumulation, blood dyscrasias; a history of seizures, congestive heart failure, or other sodium retaining states; reduce dosage in patients with severe liver impairment, CNS disease, and severe renal failure (Clcr <10 mL/minute).

If H. pylori is not eradicated in patients being treated with Metrogyl 600Mg Tablet Er in a regimen, it should be assumed that metronidazole-resistance has occurred and it should not again be used; seizures and neuropathies have been reported especially with increased doses and chronic treatment; if this occurs, discontinue therapy.

This medicine is used to treat the following problems:

Side effects of this medication which can be seen in a patient are:

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The peak effect of this tablet can be observed in 1 to 2 hours.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Women who are pregnant should consult doctor.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Breastfeeding women are advised to consult the doctor before using this medication.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    No, this medication should not be taken while under the influence of alcohol as there can be an adverse side effect and major health complications.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    This medication doesn’t cause drowsiness and you can drive or operate heavy machinery under the influence of this medication.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    The medication is know to cause liver injury and liver treatment of baseline liver enzymes if you are about to start this medication. Consult your doctor if you want to seek other alternative or want to be on a safer side while under this medication. You should discontinue the treatment if you see the state of your liver deteriorating.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is recommended to skip your missed dose, if it is the time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

Metrogyl belongs to the class anthelmintics. It enters 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

    Patients taking Metrogyl 600Mg Tablet Er, a disulfiram-like intolerance to alcohol occurs in a few patients
  • Interaction with Medicine

    The drugs that you should avoid while taking this medication are Warfarin, Ethinyl Estradiol, Atorvastatin and Disulfiram. Consult your doctor if you are under any other medication to avoid unnecessary complications.

Ques: What is Metrogyl 600Mg Tablet Er?

Ans: Metrogyl is a medication which has Metronidazole as an active element present in it. This medicine performs its action by interacting with DNA, leading to interference in DNA synthesis, and DNA degradation leading to the end of the bacteria. It is used to treat conditions such as Amebiasis, Trichomoniasis, Bacterial Vaginosis, etc.

Ques: What are the uses of Metrogyl 600Mg Tablet Er?

Ans: Metrogyl is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as Amebiasis, Trichomoniasis, and Bacterial Vaginosis.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Metrogyl 600Mg Tablet Er?

Ans: Side effects are Agitation, Blurred vision, Burning or tingling sensation of hands and feet, Convulsions, Fever and chills, Skin rash, Vaginal irritation, Loss of appetite, Constipation, Yellow colored eyes or skin, Abdominal pain, Dizziness, Change in taste/ Metallic taste, and Dry mouth.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Metrogyl 600Mg Tablet Er?

Ans: Store Metrogyl in a cool dry place and keep it in the original pack or container until it is time to take them. Store this medication out of sight and reach of children.

Ques: How long do I need to use Metrogyl 600Mg Tablet Er before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: It is a medicine which takes 1 or 2 days before you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: What are the contraindications to Metrogyl 600Mg Tablet Er?

Ans: Metrogyl should not be used if you have the conditions such as hives, flushing, nasal congestion, dryness of the mouth, fever, etc.

Ques: Is Metrogyl 600Mg Tablet Er safe to use when pregnant?

Ans: This medication is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Ques: Will Metrogyl 600Mg Tablet Er be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

Ans: No, taking higher than the recommended dose of this medication can lead to increased chances of side effects such as constipation, cramps in the stomach, diarrhea, excessive production of urine, headache, Nausea, etc.
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