Flagyl 400mg Tablet

  • Manufacturer : Abbott India Ltd.
  • Composition : Metronidazole 400mg
  • Generally Prescribed For : Giardia Infections | Amebic Liver Abscess | Infection of the Colon Causing Bloody Diarrhea | Bacterial Vaginosis | Trichomonas Vaginal Infections
  • Estimated Price : 12.24 For 15 Tablets Strip

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Uses of Flagyl 400mg Tablet

Flagyl 400mg Tablet is used for the treatment or prevention of the following disease(s):

Giardia Infections, Amebic Liver Abscess, Infection of the Colon Causing Bloody Diarrhea, Bacterial Vaginosis, Trichomonas Vaginal Infections

Side effects of Flagyl 400mg Tablet

The most common side effects of Flagyl 400mg Tablet are - Headache, Seizures, Dizziness, Confusion, Irritability, Sinusitis, Pharyngitis, Vaginitis, Darkened Urine, Depression, Weakness, Insomnia

These side effects can usually occur in patients. However, these are only indicative and not all patients will experience them.

Precautions while using Flagyl 400mg Tablet

Do not use Flagyl 400mg Tablet if you are allergic to - Metronidazole

If you have heart disease, liver or kidney disease, drug or alcohol addiction, consult your doctor before using Flagyl 400mg Tablet.

If you are allergic to any medicine or food, consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Use this medicine under the supervision of your doctor.

To avoid an adverse reaction, consult your doctor if you are already taking other medicines.

How Flagyl 400mg Tablet works

Flagyl 400mg Tablet contains - Metronidazole

Metronidazole is a direct-acting trichomonicide and amebicide that works inside and outside the intestines. It's thought to enter the cells of microorganisms that contain nitroreductase, forming unstable compounds that bind to DNA and inhibit synthesis, causing cell death.

Dosage of Flagyl 400mg Tablet

The dosage of Flagyl 400mg Tablet depends on many factors such as the patient age, health, medical condition or history of the patient and many other conditions.

Please use this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.

Overdose of Flagyl 400mg Tablet

If you forget to take a dose of Flagyl 400mg Tablet, do not take two doses at the same time, there is a risk of overdose.

If you notice any unusual reaction in your body after taking this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or call your local medical emergency number.

Overdose symptoms - Nausea, Vomiting, and Ataxia (Ataxia is a disorder caused by problems in the brain).

Onset of Action Flagyl 400mg Tablet

It takes about 1 to 2 hours to show the effect of the medicine.

Duration of Action Flagyl 400mg Tablet

Effect of medication lasts for an average of 20 to 24 hours.

Precautions & Warnings

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  • Alcohol Don't consume alcohol while taking this medicine; it may increase the risk of side effects. Adverse effects symptoms - changes in heart rate; headache; and breathing difficulty.

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  • Pregnancy It is safe to take this medicine during pregnancy. However; consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

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  • Breastfeeding Not recommended for breastfeeding women. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

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  • Driving Not safe during driving; you may feel dizzy or sleepy after taking this medicine.

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  • Kidney This medicine is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. However; Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

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  • Liver This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.

Metro 400mg Tablet
Makers Laboratories Ltd.
63.75
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Balgyl 400mg Tablet
Micro Labs Ltd.
139.43
10 Tablets Strip Tablets Strip
Metrogyl 400mg Tablet
J B Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
12.26
15 Tablets Strip Tablets Strip
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Interaction

Drug :- Busulfan: May increase busulfan toxicity. Avoid using together.

Cimetidine: May increase risk of metronidazole toxicity because of inhibited hepatic metabolism. Monitor for toxicity.

CYP3A4 substrates: May increase concentration of aripiprazole, dofetilide, lomitapide, and pimozide. Monitor therapy.

Disulfiram: May cause acute psychosis and confusion. Avoid giving metronidazole within 2 weeks of disulfiram.

Lithium: May increase lithium level, which may cause toxicity. Monitor lithium level.

Mebendazole: May increase risk of Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis. Consider therapy modification.

Phenobarbital, phenytoin: May decrease metronidazole effectiveness, may reduce total phenytoin clearance. Monitor patient.

Warfarin: May increase anticoagulant effects and risk of bleeding. Reduce warfarin as needed.

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