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Drug information on Povistar-M (Metronidazole) from Invision Medi Sciences Pvt. Ltd.

Povistar-M

  Ointment   
Invision Medi Sciences Pvt. Ltd.
Generic : Metronidazole
 32.00
5% w/w /1% w/w
15g
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc Biotechnology | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Povistar-M may be prescribed


Side effects of Povistar-M

   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.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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 treatment�250 mg three times daily for seven consecutive days.
Vaginal Gel- one applicator is administered intravaginally once a day for 5 days.

How to use Povistar-M?

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.

When is Povistar-M not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Povistar-M

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of nerve, brain, Crohn�s 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.

Other Precautions for Povistar-M

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Povistar-M

Store this medication at room temperature, out of reach of children.


Schedule : H  Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.



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