Generic Name : Metronidazole Pronunciation : me, troe, ni', da, zole Therapeutic Classification : Miscellaneous Anti- Infectives ICD Code : Y41
India- Abdogyl-N, Aldezole, Aldiagram, Aldiamycin, Amibex, Amibex-Na, Anaerid-S, Antamebin, Aristogyl, Atodine-M, Avimet Sus, Bactomet, Bactomet-C, Balgyl Gel, C-Flox-M, Compeba, Darmed, Diarlop Pl, Drez-V, Ecoseptic, E-Dine-M, Entakon-M, Entrozyme, Flagyl, Floxzen-M, Glucogyl, Gramogyl, Gramoneg-M, Intagyl, Ivmetro, Lupigyl Ge, Matrix-Mn, Medilop, Meklin, Melam Gel, Met, Metgyl, Metris, Metro Gel, Metro Plus, Metrogyl, Metrogyl G, Metrogyl-P, Metrohex, Metrokind, Metron, Metron I.V, Metronidaz, Metronidaz, Metronidaz, Metro-P, Mezodin, Mlc , Monizole, Nalidys, Negadix-M, Obit-M Sus, Okaflox-M, Olife-M, Orahex-M, Orex-M, Orex-M Gel, Pdzole-D, Pomen, Pometal, Port-M, Povate, Sayodine-M, Sprot-P, Stedmox-M, Vardine-M, Zoacide, Zotadine-M.
International- Metronidazole Oral, MetroGel Vaginal, Vandazole, MetroLotion. Why it is prescribed (Indications) : This medication is an antibacterial agent, prescribed for trichomoniasis, amebiasis and other bacterial infections. It fights against bacteria in the body. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken : PO- One-day treatment - two grams of flagyl, given either as a single dose or in two divided doses of one gram each given in the same day.
Seven-day course of treatmentï¿½250 mg three times daily for seven consecutive days.
Vaginal Gel- one applicator is administered intravaginally once a day for 5 days. How it should be taken : It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food. It also comes as vaginal gel, to be introduced into the vagina. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of nerve, brain, Crohnï¿½s disease, liver impairment, seizures, heart disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
* Avoid alcohol consumption.
* Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection. Side Effects :
Most common - Headache, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal cramping.
Blood - Decrease in white blood cells and platelets.
Heart - ECG changes.
Central Nervous System - Brain disease, seizures, eye nerve problems, dizziness, unsteadiness, in coordination, confusion, irritability, depression, weakness and sleeplessness.
Hypersensitivity - Hives, rash, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, skin death, flushing, nasal congestion, dryness of the mouth and fever.
Genitourinary - Painful urination, bladder inflammation, adequate urination and incontinence.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store this medication at room temperature, out of reach of children.
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