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Metrogyl 400mg Tablet

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Metronidazole(400.0 Mg)
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ANTI-AMOEBIC
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Medical Description

Metrogyl 400 tablet is an anti-infective medicine used in treating infection of various parts of the body caused by many microorganisms, including bacteria and amoeba-like organisms (protozoan parasit...
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Uses of Metrogyl 400 MG

  • Metrogyl 400 mg tablet is used to treat diarrhoea or dysentery due to 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 400 MG

  • If you are allergic to metronidazole or any of the ingredients of Metrogyl 400 mg tablet.
  • If you are pregnant (first trimester) or if you have a bacterial infection in the vagina.
  • If you are breastfeeding, discontinue breast-feeding until 12-24 hours after treatment.

Side effects of Metrogyl 400 MG

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

Precautions and Warnings of Metrogyl 400 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Metrogyl 400 tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Metrogyl 400 mg tablet should not be used during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester (first 3 months) of pregnancy. However, the doctor may prescribe you this medicine after accessing the benefit of the treatment and its necessity.

Breast Feeding

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

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Metrogyl 400 tablet?
A:
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.

Alcohol

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

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are suffering from blood disorders like blood-fluid imbalance (dyscrasias) or porphyria.
  • You had or have a history of fits or epilepsy.
  • You are taking this tablet for more than 10 days.
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • You experience another infection after taking Metrogyl 400 mg tablets.
  • You have peripheral neuropathy (abnormal, painful sensations such as pins and needles).
  • You have liver or kidney disease or you are on dialysis.
  • You have Cockayne syndrome (growth retardation, impaired development of the brain and sensitivity to sunlight).
  • You are an alcoholic as you are not supposed to consume alcohol during the treatment and at least after 48 hours of discontinuation of the treatment.

Mode of Action of Metrogyl 400 MG

How Does It Work?

Metrogyl 400 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 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 the meals. It would ...
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Interactions of Metrogyl 400 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Metrogyl 400 tablet may interact with other medicines if taken at the same time, discuss with your doctor all the medicines, supplements or herbal preparations you are taking.
  • Metrogyl 400 when taken along with lithium which is used to treat psychiatric disorders can cause kidney damage.
  • Concomitant use of the Metrogyl 400 tablets 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 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 like the Metrogyl 400 as it can increase the levels of ciclosporin in the body.
  • Other medicines which may affect the activity of Metrogyl 400 tablets are fluorouracil, antacids like cimetidine, fluorouracil to treat cancer, phenytoin or primidone to treat fits or epilepsy.
  • Also, you should inform your doctor if you have a planned surgery or vaccination scheduled.

Interactions with food items

Metrogyl 400 mg tablet can be taken with or after having your meal.

Storage and disposal of Metrogyl 400 MG

  • Store Metrogyl 400 mg tablets in a cool and dry place away from sunlight.
  • Discard any unused medicine properly. Do not flush in the toilet or throw it into the drain.

Dosage of Metrogyl 400 MG

Overdose

Overdose of Metrogyl 400 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 medic...
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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 400 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 400 tablet empty stomach?

A: No, you should take Metrogyl 400 tablet with or after taking food.

Q: Is it safe to take Metrogyl 400 during pregnancy?

A: No, you should not take Metrogyl 400 mg tablet during pregnancy. However, if absolutely necessary, your doctor may prescribe it to you after assessing the benefit of the treatment over risk.

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

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

Q: What happens if I keep on taking Metrogyl 400 tablets?

A: Metrogyl 400 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 be taken for loose motions?

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

Q: Is Metrogyl 400 mg tablet addictive?

A: No, Metrogyl 400 mg tablet is not an addiction-causing medicine. However, it should be used as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor.

Q: How many days the Metrogyl can be taken?

A: You should take Metrogyl for as long as a doctor has prescribed you. Ideally, the medicine starts working within a few days but it may take longer before your symptoms start to get better. Therefore, it is advisable to complete the full course of treatment. Do not stop the treatment in a mid-way.

Q: What are the side effects of the Metrogyl?

A: Nausea, vomiting, metallic taste, abdominal cramps, eating disorders are a few common side effects that can be experienced during the treatment with Metrogyl. Although not everyone gets them. Side effects often improve as your body gets used to the medicine.

Q: Can I take the Metrogyl 400 for tooth pain?

A: Metrogyl can be used to treat infections of the gums, teeth. However, you should avoid taking the medicine without consulting the dentist. The underlying cause of toothache can be different. Do not self-medicate.

Q: Is Metrogyl 400 and Flagyl 400 same?

A: Both Metrogyl 400 and Flagyl 400 are different brands containing the same antibiotic as the active constituent, Metronidazole in it.

Q: Does Metrogyl cause acidity?

A: Yes, Metrogyl 400 might cause side effects like acidity and heartburn. Thus suggested to take this medicine only on the doctor's advice in the suggested dose and frequency.
Product Details
Brand
METROGYL
Expires on or After
16/08/2022

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ContainsMetronidazole(400.0 Mg)
UsesDiarrhoea or dysentry, infections
Side effectsHeadache, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain
Last Updated on: 11 Apr 2022 | 01:00 PM (IST)
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