Metrogyl Suspension 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 Suspension 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 Suspension 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.
How long is the duration of effect?The effect of this medication lasts for an average duration of about 24 hours.
What is the onset of action?The top effect of this medication can be observed in 1 to 2 hours after administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medication is not recommended during pregnancy to treat bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendencies are reported for this medication.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This medication is excreted through the breastmilk. Side effects should be monitored in infant.
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?If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
This suspension 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.
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