Flagyl 200mg Tablet
Flagyl 200mg Tablet

Flagyl 200mg Tablet

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Flagyl 200 MG Description

Flagyl Tablet is an anti-infective medicine. It is used in treating infections of various parts of the body caused by many microorganisms, including bacteria and amoeba-like organisms (protozoan paras...
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ContainsMetronidazole(200.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial and prasitic infections
Side effectsHeadache, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, metallic taste
ClassificationANTI-AMOEBIC
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Uses of Flagyl 200 MG

  • Flagyl Tablet is used to treat parasitic infections such as amoebiasis.
  • It is used to prevent sexually transmitted infections such as urogenital trichomoniasis or giardiasis.
  • It is also used to treat infections of the gums, teeth and skin due to various infective microorganisms.

Contraindications of Flagyl 200 MG

  • If you are allergic to metronidazole or other ingredients of the Flagyl Tablet.
  • If you are pregnant (first trimester) or are breastfeeding.
  • If you are suffering from a bacterial infection in the vagina.

Side effects of Flagyl 200 MG

  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Eating disorder
  • Unpleasant taste
  • Pain or stomach discomfort

Precautions and Warnings of Flagyl 200 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Flagyl Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Flagyl Tablet should not be used during pregnancy, especially in the 1st trimester of pregnancy. However, the doctor may prescribe you with this medicine after accessing the benefit of the treatment over risk to the baby.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Flagyl Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Metronidazole passes into the breastmilk, hence it is advised not to breastfeed during the treatment with Flagyl Tablet and for at least for a day after the treatment has been discontinued.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Flagyl Tablet?
A:
You may feel dizzy, drowsy, confusion, hallucination, visual disturbance or sometimes fits after taking Flagyl Tablet. So, it is advised to be cautious while driving or operating machines.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Flagyl Tablet?
A:
  • The consumption of alcohol along with Flagyl Tablet can lead to the chances of disulfiram-like reaction where you may experience low blood pressure, hot flushes, nausea, shortness of breath and someti...
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  • It is advised to avoid alcohol consumption during the treatment. You should not be consuming alcohol during the treatment and at least for 48 hours after the treatment with Flagyl.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You suffer from blood disorders like blood-fluid imbalance (dyscrasias) or porphyria.
  • You had or have a history of fits or epilepsy.
  • You are taking the Tablet for more than 10 days.
  • You are pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • You experience infections after taking the Flagyl 400 mg medicine.
  • You have peripheral neuropathy (abnormal, painful sensations like pins and needles).
  • You have liver or kidney disease or are on dialysis.
  • You are suffering from Cockayne syndrome (growth retardation, impaired development of the brain and sensitivity to sunlight).
  • You are an alcoholic and must avoid alcohol during the treatment and at least after 48 hours of discontinuation of the treatment.

Mode of Action of Flagyl 200 MG

How Does It Work?

Flagyl Tablet acts by stopping the growth of certain bacteria and parasites which are responsible for infection by interrupting the DNA and causing the DNA strands to break.

Directions for Use of Flagyl 200 MG

Flagyl Tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it whole with a glass of water. Take it at a fixed time for optimal results. Do not consume it more than that prescribed by your docto...
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Interactions of Flagyl 200 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Flagyl Tablet when taking along with Lithium which is used to treat psychiatric disorders can cause kidney damage.
  • Concomitant use of Flagyl Tablet with anticoagulants like Warfarin may potentiate the anticoagulant effects.
  • Concomitant use of disulfiram which is used to treat alcohol addiction can cause mental disorders like hallucinations, etc.
  • Concomitant use of Flagyl Tablet can reduce the efficacy of oral contraceptives. Thus, a physical barrier should be used for effective contraception.
  • Be cautious if you are taking immunosuppressants like Ciclosporin with Flagyl Tablet as it can increase the levels of ciclosporin in the body.
  • Other medicines which may affect the activity of Flagyl Tablet are antacids like Cimetidine, Fluorouracil to treat cancer, Phenytoin or Primidone to treat fits or epilepsy.
  • Discuss with your doctor about any other medicine, herbal preparation and supplements you are giving to your child currently to avoid any possible drug interactions.

Storage and disposal of Flagyl 200 MG

  • Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Flagyl 200 MG

Overdose

Overdose of Flagyl Tablet can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, weight loss, disturbance in taste, headache, dizziness, drowsiness and lack of sleep. If you think you have taken too much of this medi...
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Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take a double dose ...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can Flagyl Tablet be used to treat Urinary tract infection?

A: No, Flagyl Tablet cannot be used to treat Urinary tract infection.

Q: Is Flagyl Tablet addictive?

A: No, Flagyl Tablet is not an addiction-causing medicine. However, it should be used as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor.
Product Details
Brand
FLAGYL
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
27/02/2025
Last Updated on: 06 May 2022 | 08:21 PM (IST)

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