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Metrogyl 200mg Tablet

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

Metrogyl 200 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...
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Uses of Metrogyl 200 MG

  • Metrogyl 200 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 Metrogyl 200 MG

  • If you are allergic to metronidazole or other ingredients of the Metrogyl 200 tablet.
  • If you are pregnant (first trimester) or are breastfeeding.
  • If you are suffering from a bacterial infection in the vagina.

Side effects of Metrogyl 200 MG

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

Precautions and Warnings of Metrogyl 200 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Metrogyl 200 Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Metrogyl 200 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 Metrogyl 200 Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Metronidazole passes into the breastmilk, hence it is advised not to breastfeed during the treatment with Metrogyl 200 tablet and for at least for a day after the treatment has been discontinued.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Metrogyl 200 Tablet?
A:
You may feel dizzy, drowsy, confusion, hallucination, visual disturbance or sometimes fits after taking Metrogyl tablet. So, it is advised to be cautious while driving or operating machines.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Metrogyl 200 Tablet?
A:
The consumption of alcohol along with Metrogyl 200 tablet can lead to the chances of disulfiram-like reaction where you may experience low blood pressure, hot flushes, nausea, shortness of breath and sometimes giddiness. 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 Metrogyl.

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 Metrogyl 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 Metrogyl 200 MG

How Does It Work?

Metrogyl 200 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 Metrogyl 200 MG

Metrogyl 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 doc...
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Interactions of Metrogyl 200 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Metrogyl tablet when taking along with Lithium which is used to treat psychiatric disorders can cause kidney damage.
  • Concomitant use of Metrogyl 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 Metrogyl 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 Metrogyl tablet as it can increase the levels of ciclosporin in the body.
  • Other medicines which may affect the activity of Metrogyl 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 Metrogyl 200 MG

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

Dosage of Metrogyl 200 MG

Overdose

The symptoms of an overdose of Metrogyl tablet include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, weight loss, disturbance in taste, headache, dizziness, drowsiness and lack of sleep. If you think you have taken to...
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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. Abhishek B L

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: For how long should I take Metrogyl 200 tablet?

A: It is advised to follow the prescribed dosage duration. Prolonged use of this medicine may enhance the side effects like nerve damage.

Q: Can I take Metrogyl 200 tablet on an empty stomach?

A: No, you should take this medicine with or after taking food.

Q: Is it safe to take Metrogyl 200 during pregnancy?

A: No, you should not take this medicine during pregnancy, unless prescribed by your doctor.

Q: Can I drink alcohol after taking or during the treatment with Metrogyl 200 tablet?

A: No, you should not drink alcohol while on treatment with this medicine and at least for 48hrs after finishing the course of this medicine.

Q: What happens if I keep on taking Metrogyl 200 tablets?

A: Metrogyl 200 is an antibiotic medicine. If you keep on taking it for a prolonged duration, it can cause harm to the useful bacteria of your gut and puts you at the risk of other ailments.

Q: Can Metrogyl 200 tablet be used to treat Urinary tract infection?

A: No, Metrogyl 200 tablet cannot be used to treat Urinary tract infection.

Q: What is the difference between Metrogyl 200 tablet and Flagyl tablet?

A: Metrogyl 200 tablet and Flagyl tablet contains same component Metronidazole. Both are manufactured by different manufacturer hence different brand name.

Q: Is Metrogyl 200 tablet addictive?

A: No, Metrogyl 200 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
METROGYL
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30/08/2023

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ContainsMetronidazole(200.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial and prasitic infections
Side effectsHeadache, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, metallic taste
Last Updated on: 23 Dec 2021 | 11:19 AM (IST)
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