Dependal M Strip Of 10 Tablets
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Dependal M Tablet is a combination of two medicines- Furazolidone and Metronidazole. It is used to treat worm and bacterial infection of bowel, mouth, blood, brain, lungs, bone, genital, dental and gynaecological infections. It is also used for prevention of bacterial infection after surgery. It works by killing bacteria responsible for infection by damaging its genetic structure and making changes in its genetic structure. Nausea or vomiting, loose motion or constipation, headache, dizziness are some of the side effects of using this medicine. However, these are temporary and go away on their own. If side effects persist or your infection doesn't improve over time then inform your doctor.
Uses of Dependal M Strip Of 10 Tablets
Dependal M Tablet is used to treat worm and bacterial infection of bowel, mouth, blood, brain, lungs, bone, genital, dental infection, gynaecological infection, infection after surgery, etc. It is also used for prevention of bacterial infection after surgery.
Contraindications of Dependal M Strip Of 10 Tablets
If you are allergic to Furazolidone, Metronidazole or any other ingredients of Dependal M Tablet.
Side effects of Dependal M Strip Of 10 Tablets
- Nausea or vomiting
- Loose motion or constipation
- Stomach upset
- Loss of appetite
- Metallic taste in mouth
Precautions and Warnings of Dependal M Strip Of 10 Tablets
Can I take Dependal M Tablet during pregnancy?
Safety of Dependal M Tablet if taken in pregnancy is not known. This medicine should be taken in pregnancy if prescribed by the doctor.
Can I take Dependal M Tablet while breastfeeding?
Safety of Dependal M Tablet if taken in breastfeeding is not known. This medicine should be taken by lactating mother only if prescribed by the doctor.
Can I drive if I have consumed Dependal M Tablet?
Dependal M Tablet can cause sleepiness, dizziness, confusion, vision problem, etc. Do not drive if these symptoms occur while on this medicine.
Can I consume alcohol with Dependal M Tablet?
Consuming alcohol with Dependal M Tablet can cause skin redness, stomach cramps, vomiting, increase in heartbeat, difficult breathing, fainting and a feeling of tightness in the chest, etc. Avoid alcohol consumption while on this medicine and for 2 to 4 days after stopping this medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have abnormal sensation, dizziness, seizure after taking this medicine.
- You have a brain problem or history of brain problem.
- You have liver disease.
Mode of Action of Dependal M Strip Of 10 Tablets
How Does It Work?
Dependal M Tablet works by killing bacteria responsible for infection by damaging its genetic structure and making changes in its genetic structure.
Directions for Use of Dependal M Strip Of 10 Tablets
Take Dependal M Tablet with food or after food as prescribed by your doctor.
Interactions of Dependal M Strip Of 10 Tablets
Interactions with other medicines
- As Dependal M Tablet contains Furazolidone and Metronidazole, any interaction seen with then when taken alone may happen with this combination.
- Concomitant use of Dependal M Tablet with warfarin (blood thinner) can cause increased action of warfarin.
- Medicines such as lithium, phenobarbital, phenytoin should be used cautiously.
- Taking Dependal M Tablet with other medicines such as 5 fluorouracil, ciclosporin, busulfan may affect the activity of Dependal M Tablet.
- Inform your doctor about all other medicines, herbal preparations and supplements you are taking before starting with Dependal M Tablet.
Interactions with food items
Taking Dependal M Tablet with (tyramine containing) food such as cheese, meat extract, smoked or pickled meat, poultry or fish, chocolate, coffee, cola etc can cause a severe increase in blood pressure due to furazolidone present in this medicine. Do not eat or drink this food or beverages for 2 weeks after stopping to take this medicine.
Storage and disposal of Dependal M Strip Of 10 Tablets
- Store Dependal M Tablet at temperature below 30°C in a cool and dry place.
- Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
Dosage of Dependal M Strip Of 10 Tablets
Symptoms of overdose of Dependal M Tablet include vomiting, disorientation, balance difficulty, etc. If you have taken too much of this medicine, contact your doctor or reach out to the nearest hospital immediately.
Missed a Dose
If you have missed taking any dose of Dependal M Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it's already time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow the regular dosing schedule.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I chew Dependal M Tablet?
A: Dependal M tablet should be swallowed whole with water or milk. It should be taken with food or after food. Dependal M tablet should not be chewed.
Q: Does Dependal M Tablet cause change in urine colour?
A: Intake of Dependal M Tablet can cause dark urine due to Metronidazole medicine present in this tablet.
Q: Can I take Dependal M Tablet for long duration?
A: Dependal M Tablet should not be taken for a long duration. If taken for a long duration, it can cause white patches in your mouth, white vaginal discharge, etc. This is a sign of fungal infection. Consult your doctor immediately.
Q: Can I take an oral typhoid vaccine while on Dependal M Tablet?
A: Dependal M Tablet may cause live bacterial vaccines (such as oral typhoid vaccine) to not work properly. Therefore, vaccination should be avoided while on this medicine. Consult your doctor for further guidance.
Last Updated on: 01 Feb 2021 | 05:17 PM (IST)
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