Nor Metrogyl Suspension

Manufacturer: LEKAR PHARMA LTD.
Medicine composition: Metronidazole, Norfloxacin
Prescription vs OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Nor Metrogyl Suspension is a combination medication primarily prescribed for treating diarrhoea and/or dysentery. It is a combination of 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. It is very effective in treating infectious conditions due to its dual-action.

This medication inhibits the production of certain enzymes in the DNA of a bacteria, which are necessary for the survival and growth of bacterial infections. Therefore, this antibiotic drug fights against bacterial infections by killing the bacteria and inhibiting the process of bacterial cell division.

It is advisable to take this medication only under the strict guidelines of your doctor. Follow this prescription until the course is complete, even if the symptoms disappear. You should not skip a dose and avoid taking an extra tablet to make up for it.

It is possible for some people to experience a few common side effects after taking this medication. Some people are more likely to face harmful side effects if they also suffer from other conditions like brain disorders, seizures, heart conditions, myasthenia gravis, epilepsy, tendonitis, bone disorders and problems of the joints.

It is advisable to inform your doctor about the above-mentioned conditions beforehand if he/she recommends you taking this medicine. It is advisable for pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding and children below 16 years, to avoid taking this antibiotic since it can lead to harmful consequences.

This medicine is primarily use to treat:

  • Severe Diarrhea

  • Infectious Diarrhea

  • Dysentery

The common side effect of this medicine are as follows:

  • Nausea

  • Headache

  • Dryness In Mouth

  • Metallic Taste

  • 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.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    The consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine is not safe as it may intensify the side effects like dizziness, confusion, headache etc.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    It is advised to avoid driving after taking Tablet as it causes side effects like confusion, dizziness, drowsiness, headache etc.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    The use of medicine is known to have mild effect on the function of the kidney. If the patient is suffering from any kidney impairment, it is recommended to inform the doctor about the same before taking this drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    The use of Nor Metrogyl Suspension is known to have mild effect on the function of the liver.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Nor Metrogyl Suspension , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    If you miss a dose of Nor Metrogyl Suspension, 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.

Nor Metrogyl 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. It also works as a bactericidal by inhibiting the bacterial DNA gyrase enzyme, which is essential for DNA replication, transcription, repair, and recombination. This leads to expansion and destabilization of the bacterial DNA and causes cell death.

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 Nor Metrogyl Suspension, a disulfiram-like intolerance to alcohol occurs in a few patients.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Increased toxicity/serum levels: Quinolones cause increased levels or toxicity of digoxin, caffeine, warfarin, cyclosporine, and possibly theophylline. Cimetidine and probenecid increase quinolone levels.
  • Interaction with Disease

    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 Nor metrogyl suspension?

Ans: Nor Metrogyl Suspension works as an antibacterial medicine. This medicine is often used in combination with other medicines to cure inflammatory diseases, endocarditis, dracunculiasis, giardiasis, trichomoniasis and amebiasis. It contains Metronidazole and Norfloxacin as active ingredients. Nor Metrogyl Suspension works by inhibiting energy production and killing the bacteria and parasites; inhibiting bacterial reproduction.

Ques: What is the use of Nor metrogyl suspension?

Ans: Nor Metrogyl Suspension is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like infections of the abdomen, amoebiasis, diarrhea, antibiotic associated colitis, eye and ear infection, and blood infection. Besides these, it can also be used to treat conditions like pelvic area infection, brain infection, lung infection, bones infection, genital tract infection, and pressure sores. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Nor Metrogyl Suspension to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the side effects of Nor metrogyl suspension?

Ans: This is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Nor Metrogyl Suspension. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects have been observed and not necessarily occur. Some of these side-effects may be serious. These include diarrhea, loss of appetite, fever, nausea, and joint or muscle pain. Apart from these, using this medicine may further lead to brain disease, unpleasant metallic taste, furred tongue, and gastrointestinal disturbances. If any of these symptoms occur often or on daily basis, a doctor should be urgently consulted.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Nor metrogyl suspension ?

Ans: Nor Metrogyl Suspension should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets. A doctor should be consulted regarding the dosage of Nor Metrogyl Suspension. 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.

Ques: How long do I need to use nor metrogyl suspension before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: In most of the cases, the average time taken by this medication to reach its peak effect is around 1 day, before noticing an improvement in the condition. But the same duration is not mandatory for everyone and so, it is not a standard time period for this medication's action. Please consult your doctor, for the time period you need to use this medication.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use nor metrogyl suspension?

Ans: This medication is generally used once or twice a day, as the time interval to which this medication has an impact, is around 12 to 24 hours, but it is not the standard frequency, for using this medication. It is advised to consult your doctor before the usage, as the frequency also depends on the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use nor metrogyl suspension empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication is advised to be consumed orally. The salts involved in this medication react properly if it is taken with the food. If you take it on an empty stomach, it might upset the stomach. Please consult the doctor before using it.
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