Povistar-M is an antibacterial agent, prescribed for trichomoniasis, amebiasis and other bacterial infections. It fights against bacteria in the body.
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Drug information on Povistar-M (Metronidazole) from Invision Medi Sciences Pvt. Ltd.
Drug Name : Metronidazole
Metronidazole(Metronidazole Oral) generic Povistar-M is an antibacterial agent, prescribed for trichomoniasis, amebiasis and other bacterial infections. It fights against bacteria in the body.
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Trade Names for Metronidazole
Metronidazole Oral, MetroGel Vaginal, Vandazole, MetroLotion
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.
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.
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.
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.
Avoid excess dosage.
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.