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Metagyl 400 Strip Of 10 Tablets

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10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Metagyl 400 MG Description

Metagyl 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 par

asites). Metagyl Tablet contains metronidazole as its active ingredient. This medicine is not recommended to be used by pregnant women and lactating mothers and should be used with caution in elderly patients. Metagyl Tablet should be taken as instructed by the doctor. You should complete the entire treatment with this medicine as prescribed by the doctor and not stop taking this medicine abruptly, even if you feel better.

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ContainsMetronidazole(400.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial and prasitic infections
Side effectsHeadache, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, metallic taste
TherapyANTI-AMOEBIC
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uses

Uses of Metagyl 400 MG

  • Metagyl 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

Contraindications of Metagyl 400 MG

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

Side effects of Metagyl 400 MG

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

Precautions and Warnings of Metagyl 400 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Metagyl Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Metagyl 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.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

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

Driving

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

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Metagyl Tablet?
A:
  • The consumption of alcohol along with Metagyl Tablet can lead to the chances of disulfiram-like reaction where you may experience low blood pressure, hot flushes, nausea, shortness of breath and somet...
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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 Metagyl.
otherGeneralWarnings

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 Metagyl 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.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Metagyl 400 MG

How Does It Work?

Metagyl 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.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Metagyl 400 MG

Metagyl 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 doct...
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interactions

Interactions of Metagyl 400 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Metagyl Tablet when taking along with Lithium which is used to treat psychiatric disorders can cause kidney damage.
  • Concomitant use of Metagyl 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 Metagyl 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 Metagyl Tablet as it can increase the levels of ciclosporin in the body.
  • Other medicines which may affect the activity of Metagyl 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.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Metagyl 400 MG

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

Dosage of Metagyl 400 MG

Overdose

Overdose of Metagyl 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 med...
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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
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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 Metagyl Tablet be used to treat Urinary tract infection?

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

Q: Is Metagyl Tablet addictive?

A: No, Metagyl 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
METAGYL
Expires on or After
28/04/2023
Last Updated on: 06 May 2022 | 08:21 PM (IST)
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