Metrogyl IV 500mg Infusion

  • Manufacturer : J B Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
  • Composition : Metronidazole 500mg
  • Generally Prescribed For : Giardia Infections | Amebic Liver Abscess | Infection of the Colon Causing Bloody Diarrhea | Bacterial Vaginosis | Trichomonas Vaginal Infections
  • Estimated Price : 13.59 For 100ml Bottle

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Uses of Metrogyl IV 500mg Infusion

Metrogyl IV 500mg Infusion 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 Metrogyl IV 500mg Infusion

The most common side effects of Metrogyl IV 500mg Infusion 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 Metrogyl IV 500mg Infusion

Do not use Metrogyl IV 500mg Infusion if you are allergic to - Metronidazole

If you have heart disease, liver or kidney disease, drug or alcohol addiction, consult your doctor before using Metrogyl IV 500mg Infusion.

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 Metrogyl IV 500mg Infusion works

Metrogyl IV 500mg Infusion 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 Metrogyl IV 500mg Infusion

The dosage of Metrogyl IV 500mg Infusion 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 Metrogyl IV 500mg Infusion

If you forget to take a dose of Metrogyl IV 500mg Infusion, 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 Metrogyl IV 500mg Infusion

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

Duration of Action Metrogyl IV 500mg Infusion

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.

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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