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Metrogyl 400mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

Metrogyl 400mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

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Metrogyl 400 MG Description

Metrogyl 400mg tablet is used to treat diarrhoea, dysentery, and infections caused by parasites, bacteria, and microorganisms. It contains metronidazole, which inhibits the growth of harmful organisms and prevents the spread of infection.

You should take the Metrogyl 400 tablet as advised by your doctor for the prescribed duration. It is recommended to take this tablet with meals to avoid stomach upset. You should always complete the course of treatment with this medicine. Incomplete treatment may result in treatment failure and increase the risk of re-infection. Do not miss any dose or stop taking Metrogyl 400 tablets alone.

This medicine is not recommended to be used by pregnant women and lactating mothers. Metrogyl 400 should be used with caution in elderly patients. Inform your doctor about all the existing medicines and medical conditions before initiating the treatment with tab Metrogyl 400. Metrogyl 200 tablets, Metron 400 and Metropar 400 also contain metronidazole as their active medicine.


Product Summary

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ContainsMetronidazole(400.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial and prasitic infections
Side effectsHeadache, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, metallic taste
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Uses of Metrogyl 400 MG

Metrogyl 400 tablet is used to treat parasitic and bacterial infections in the blood, brain, lungs, stomach, pelvis, urinary tract, genital tract, gums, teeth and wounds. It can also be used to preven...
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Contraindications of Metrogyl 400 MG

  • If you are allergic to metronidazole or other ingredients of the Metrogyl 400 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 400 MG

  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Eating disorder
  • Unpleasant taste
  • Stomach discomfort

Precautions and Warnings of Metrogyl 400 MG



Can I take Metrogyl 400 tablet during pregnancy?
Metrogyl 400 mg tablet must not be used during pregnancy due to inadequate safety infromation available. The doctor may prescribe you the medicine after accessing the benefits of the treatment and its necessity if required.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Metrogyl 400 tablet while breastfeeding?
It is advised not to breastfeed during the treatment with Metrogyl 400 mg tablets and for at least a day after the treatment has been discontinued.


Can I drive if I have consumed Metrogyl 400 tablet?
You may experience dizziness, drowsiness, visual disturbances, confusion and sometimes may also have fits while on treatment with Metrogyl 400 mg tablets, hence it is recommended that you avoid driving or operating machines.


Can I consume alcohol with Metrogyl 400 tablet?
It is unsafe for you to consume alcohol while on treatment with Metrogyl tablet as it may cause worsen your condition. You should avoid consuming alcohol for at least 48 hours after treatment with this medicine.

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 ten days.
  • You are pregnant or 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.
  • Metrogyl 400 is not effective against viral infections such as the common cold or flu; avoid self-medication.

Directions for Use of Metrogyl 400 MG

  • Metrogyl 400 mg tablets should be taken as directed by your doctor.
  • Swallow it whole with a glass of water. Do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
  • It can be taken during or after meals. It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results and should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.

Storage and disposal of Metrogyl 400 MG

  • Store at a cool and dry place away from sunlight.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.

Quick Tips of Metrogyl 400 MG

  • Complete the full course of Metrogyl 400 tablets prescribed by your doctor. Do not miss any doses and take your medicine on time as directed to avoid treatment failure.
  • Inform your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease or are on dialysis.
  • Headache, vomiting, and abdominal cramps are some side effects of this medicine; if side effects bother you or your condition does not improve over time, please inform your doctor.
  • Overdose of this medicine can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and headache. Seek medical health in case of overdose.
  • Metrogyl 400 tablet can interact with other medications, so tell your doctor about all of the medications you are taking before taking it.

Dosage of Metrogyl 400 MG


Overdose of Metrogyl may 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 medicine,...
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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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Mode of Action of Metrogyl 400 MG

How Does It Work?

Metrogyl 400 mg tablet inhibits protein synthesis by interacting with DNA, causing cell death in susceptible organisms through loss of helical DNA structure and strand breakage.

Interactions of Metrogyl 400 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Metrogyl 400 tablet, when taken along with lithium, which is used to treat psychiatric disorders, can affect your kidneys.
  • Concomitant use of Metrogyl 400 with anticoagulants like warfarin may potentiate the anticoagulant effects.
  • Concomitant use of disulfiram, which is used to treat alcohol addiction, can lead to hallucinations.
  • Concomitant use of this medicine can reduce the efficacy of oral contraceptives. Thus, a physical barrier should be used for effective contraception.
  • Be cautious if you are taking immunosuppressants along with Metrogyl 400 tablet, as it can increase the body's levels of ciclosporin.
  • Other medicines which may affect the activity of Metrogyl 400 are fluorouracil, antacids like cimetidine, fluorouracil to treat cancer, phenytoin or primidone to treat fits or epilepsy.

Content Details


Dr. Abhishek B L

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Is Metrogyl 400 tablet addictive?

A: No, Metrogyl 400 tablet is not an addiction-causing medicine. Take the medicine in the dose and duration prescribed by the doctor.

Q: Can I drink alcohol after taking or during the treatment with Metrogyl 400 tablet?

A: No, you must not drink alcohol while on treatment with Metrogyl 400 tablet and at least for 48hrs after finishing the course of the medicine.

Q: What happens if I continue Metrogyl 400 tablet?

A: Metrogyl 400 is an antibiotic medicine. If you keep on taking it for a prolonged duration, it causes harm to the useful bacteria of the gut and puts you at risk of other ailments.

Q: Metrogyl 400 and O2, which one of these is better?

A: Both Metrogyl 400 tablet, as well as the O2 tablet, are anti-infective medicines used to treat diarrhoea or dysentery. Metrogyl 400 contains metronidazole whereas the O2 tablet contains ofloxacin and ornidazole. Based on the severity of the infection, the doctor shall prescribe the medicine for you. Avoid self-medicate and follow the doctor's instructions.

Q: What is the difference between Metrogyl 400 and Sporlac?

A: Metrogyl 400 tablet is an anti-infective medicine containing metronidazole whereas Sporlac is a probiotic that contains Lactobacillus sporogenes, Bacillus clausii and Bacillus subtilis are good bacteria that prevent diarrhoea with antibiotic use and other infections.

Q: Does Metrogyl 400 increase heartbeat?

A: No, Metrogyl 400 does not increase the heartbeat of an individual.

Q: Can I take Metrogyl 400 for constipation?

A: No, Metrogyl 400 is an antibiotic medicine and it does not have any action in constipation and will not help you relieve constipation problems.

Q: Can Metrogyl 400 cause nasal bleeding?

A: No, Metrogyl 400 is not known to cause nasal bleeding and there is so far no such side effects reported with the use of Metrogyl 400 tablets.

Q: How many days the Metrogyl 400 should be taken?

A: You should take the Metrogyl 400 for as long as a doctor has prescribed you. Although, dose and duration depend on the type and severity of the infection and your body's response to treatment. Do not stop taking this medicine on your own midway.

Q: What are the side effects of Metrogyl?

A: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and metallic or unpleasant taste in the mouth are a few common side effects of Metrogyl. However, these symptoms are usually mild and resolve on their own.

Q: Can Metrogyl 400 be taken for loose motions?

A: Yes, Metrogyl tablet can be used for loose motions. However, it is recommended to consult a doctor and avoid self-medication.

Q: When should I take Metrogyl tablet?

A: You should take Metrogyl as prescribed by your doctor. It is advisable to complete the full course of treatment. Do not stop the treatment mid-way.

Q: What is Metrogyl tablet used for?

A: Metrogyl tablet is used to treat parasitic infections such as amoebiasis (infection of the intestine). It is also used to prevent sexually transmitted infections such as urogenital trichomoniasis or giardiasis and to treat infections of the gums, teeth and skin due to various infective microorganisms.

Q: Is Metrogyl good for stomach pain?

A: Stomach pain can be due to any reason. The doctor will prescribe you the medicine after a proper diagnosis. Do not self-medicate.

Q: Does Metrogyl make you sleepy?

A: No, Metrogyl does not make you sleepy.

Q: Can I take Metrogyl 400 for a long duration?

A: No, you should take it for the prescribed duration only. Metrogyl 400 is usually prescribed for a short duration only. If you do not feel any improvement even after a week of using this medicine, speak to your doctor.

Q: Flagyl vs Metrogyl, are they the same?

A: Both medicines contain metronidazole as their active ingredient which is an anti-infective medicine. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria and amoeba-like organisms (protozoan parasites) in various body parts. You should only take the medicine prescribed by your doctor as the same shall be based on your diagnosis and medical history. Avoid self-medication.
Last Updated on: 17 April 2024 | 11:24 AM (IST)

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