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Metronidazole 500 MG Infusion

Manufacturer: Albert David
Medicine composition: Metronidazole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Metronidazole 500 MG Infusion is antibacterial and antifungal. It is used either on its own or in combination to cure inflammatory diseases, endocarditis, dracunculiasis, giardiasis, trichomoniasis and amebiasis. It can only treat certain parasitic and bacterial infections of the vagina, respiratory tract, skin and joints. Metronidazole 500 MG Infusion is sold under the trade name of Flagyl and Flagyl ER.

Like all medicines there are certain associated side effects with the usage of Metronidazole 500 MG Infusion which are dizziness, headache, upset stomach, abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, reduced appetite, either diarrhea or constipation, blurred vision, clouded thoughts, fever, irritability, aggression, depression, difficulty speaking and breathing, skin rash or redness, a burning sensation, blisters, sore throat, darkening of the urine, rapid or irregular heartbeat and mouth ulcers to name a few. Should the side effects continue or worsen overtime, contact your health care provider right away.

Before starting Metronidazole 500 MG Infusion treatment you should consult with your doctor and tell him/her if you have any allergies, have liver, nerve disorders or blood cell disorders, stomach or intestinal infections such as Crohn’s disease, epilepsy or other kinds of seizures, if you’re pregnant or are planning to become pregnant. In case you are nursing a baby the use of Metronidazole 500 MG Infusion is not recommended as it may pass into breast milk and cause harm to the infant.

Metronidazole 500 MG Infusion comes in both capsule and tablet form. The dosage will be prescribed by your doctor determining your age, gender, overall health and the severity of your condition. The usual dosage in adults for a bacterial infection is about 7.5 mg orally every 6 hours over a period of 7-10 days. And if you are taking it by infusion then the advised dose is about 15 mg once for 1 hour daily over a period of 7-10 days as well. Dose for other treatments vary from one person to another. In case of drug overdose, seek medical attention immediately.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

Amebiasis

Metronidazole 500 MG Infusion is used in the amebiasis which is a parasitic infection that affects the intestine and amebic liver abscess caused by Entamoeba histolytica.
Metronidazole 500 MG Infusion is used in the treatment of trichomoniasis which is a sexually transmitted disease caused by Trichomonas vaginalis.

Bacterial Vaginosis

Metronidazole 500 MG Infusion is used in the treatment of overgrowth of bacteria in the vagina caused by Lactobacillus species.

Bacterial infections

Metronidazole 500 MG Infusion is used to treat the infectins caused by bacteria in blood, lungs, genital areas caused by Bacteroides fragilis and Clostridium species.

Surgical prophylaxis

Metronidazole 500 MG Infusion is used to treat infections that may cause after surgery.
Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Metronidazole 500 MG Infusion or other nitroimidazoles.
In addition to its intended effect, Metronidazole 500 MG Infusion may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Agitation

Major Common

Blurred vision

Major Common

Burning or tingling sensation of hands and feet

Major Common

Convulsions

Major Common

Fever and chills

Major Less Common

Skin rash

Major Less Common

Vaginal irritation

Major Less Common

Loss of appetite

Major Rare

Constipation

Major Rare

Yellow colored eyes or skin

Major Rare

Abdominal pain

Minor Common

Dizziness

Minor Common

Change in taste/ Metallic taste

Minor Less Common

Dry mouth

Minor Less Common

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 medicine can be observed in 1 to 2 hours.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

This medicine is not recommended in the first trimester of pregnancy to treat bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis. It can be used in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy only if clearly needed.

Is it habit forming?

No habit forming tendencies were reported.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

This medicine is known to excreted through the breastmilk. It is used in breastfeeding women only if clearly needed. Breastfeeding should be avoided for 24 hours after single-dose maternal treatment. Monitoring of candidal infections and diarrhea is necessary.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Metronidazole 500 MG Infusion , and hence can be used as its substitute.
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Missed Dose instructions

If you miss a dose of Metronidazole 500 MG Infusion, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose instructions

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

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Metronidazole 500 MG Infusion 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 Disease

Disease

Information not available.

Interaction with Alcohol

Ethanol

Moderate
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended in patients with Metronidazole 500 MG Infusion. Any symptoms of the fast heartbeat, warmth, headache, and breathing difficulty should be reported to the doctor.

Interaction with Lab Test

Lab

Information not available.

Interaction with Food

Food

Information not available.

Interaction with Medicine

Warfarin

Major
Metronidazole 500 MG Infusion 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

Moderate
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

Moderate
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

Moderate
Metronidazole 500 MG Infusion 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 behavior, irritation, and altered coordination should be reported to the doctor.

Ques: What is Metronidazole 500 MG Infusion?

Ans: Metronidazole is a medication which has Metronidazole as an active elements present in it. This is an antibiotic medication that performs its action by preventing the growth of bacterias and parasites. Metronidazole is used to treat conditions such as common cold, flu, bacterial and parasitic infections. This medication treats controls liver, skin, joints, brain and respiratory tract infections.

Ques: What are the uses of Metronidazole 500 MG Infusion?

Ans: Metronidazole is a medication, which is used for the treatment and prevention from viral and parasitic infections. It also prevents bacterial infections such as cold, cough, flu and vaginal infections. It also controls liver, skin, joints, brain and respiratory tract infections. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Metronidazole to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Metronidazole 500 MG Infusion?

Ans: Metronidazole is a medication which has some commonly reported side effects. These side effects may or may not occur always and some of them are rare but severe. This is not a complete list and if you experience any of the below-mentioned side effects, contact your doctor immediately. Here are some side effects of Metronidazole which are diarrhea, headache, weakness, painful urination, trouble sleeping, numbness, muscle weakness and mouth ulcer.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Metronidazole 500 MG Infusion?

Ans: Metronidazole should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original pack. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects. It is important to dispose expired and unused medications properly to avoid adverse effects.
Disclaimer: The information produced here is best of our knowledge and experience and we have tried our best to make it as accurate and up-to-date as possible, but we would like to request that it should not be treated as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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