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Metro 200mg Tab

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Metronidazole(200.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification
ANTI-AMOEBIC
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Medical Description

Metro 200mg tablet is an antibiotic medicine containing metronidazole and used to treat infections caused by bacteria and parasites

Uses of Metro 200 MG

  • Bacterial infections

Contraindications of Metro 200 MG

  • Allergy to metronidazole or any other excipient

Side effects of Metro 200 MG

  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abnormal metallic taste in the mouth
  • Pain in abdomen
  • Diarrhoea
  • Tingling sensation in hands and feet
  • Seizures

Precautions and Warnings of Metro 200 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Metro 200mg tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Metronidazole is prescribed in pregnant women only when required, or alternative medications fail to eradicate the infection.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take a Metro 200mg tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Since metronidazole is secreted in breast milk, it should be avoided and used only when prescribed.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed a Metro 200mg tablet?
A:
Driving should be avoided if side effects like dizziness, confusion, and seizures are experienced.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with a Metro 200mg tablet?
A:
Nausea, vomiting, rapid beating of the heart, and flushed face are some of the symptoms produced when alcohol is consumed while taking a Metro tablet. Hence it should be avoided entirely, at least for 14 days after completing the treatment with metronidazole.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are suffering from liver disease
  • You have a fungal infection
  • You have a blood disorder
  • You suffer from diseases of the kidneys
  • You have problems related to the central nervous system
  • You are allergic to metronidazole or any other excipients
  • You are taking prescription, non-prescription, herbal, nutritional supplements, vitamins or minerals

Mode of Action of Metro 200 MG

How Does It Work?

Metronidazole kills and prevents the growth of the infection-causing bacteria and parasites in the body

Directions for Use of Metro 200 MG

  • This medication should be taken as prescribed by your doctor
  • Do not chew, crush or break the tablet in half
  • Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water
  • You can take it with or without food

Interactions of Metro 200 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Disulphiram produces psychosis symptoms when used with metronidazole.
  • Blood-thinning effects of medications like warfarin increase due to metronidazole
  • Medicines containing lithium result in kidney damage when used along with metronidazole medicine
  • Metronidazole gets eliminated from the body at a rapid rate when taken along with anti-epileptic medication (phenytoin)
  • Metronidazole increases the toxic effects caused by high levels of carbamazepine
  • Metronidazole causes toxicity and increases the levels of anti-cancer medicines like fluorouracil and busulfan in the blood.
  • Immunosuppressant medicines like ciclosporin levels increase in the blood when taken along with metronidazole.

Other general Interactions

  • Metronidazole causes liver failure and may lead to death in patients with Cockayne syndrome.

Storage and disposal of Metro 200 MG

  • Keep it in a cool and dry place below 25°C
  • Store the tablets in the original package
  • Keep it away from direct sunlight and protect it from moisture
  • Keep the medication away from the reach of children and pets
  • Do not flush the expired or unneeded tablets or throw them in household waste; instead, talk to your pharmacist regarding the safe way to discard them

Dosage of Metro 200 MG

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can Metro 200mg tablet be safely given to elderly people?

A: The dose of this medicine should be monitored regularly to watch for the symptoms of overdose in older people.

Q: Does Metron change the values of other blood tests?

A: Certain blood tests like liver function tests may show errors in their values due to metronidazole.
Product Details
Brand
METRO
Expires on or After
14/08/2022

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ContainsMetronidazole(200.0 Mg)
Usesbacterial infections
Side effectsnausea, metallic taste in the mouth, itching on the skin, epilepsy, tingling - numbness in hands and feet, diarrhoea
Last Updated on: 29 Apr 2022 | 01:02 PM (IST)
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