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Composition : METRONIDAZOLE-500MG
Description : FLAGYL I.V. 500MG / 100 ML
Route Of Administration : PARENTERAL
Pack : 1
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Information for patients
Drug Information The name of this medicine is called metronidazole. This belongs to a group of medicines called antibiotics. It works by killing the bacteria that cause infections in your body. It can be used to: • Treat infections of the blood, brain, lung, bones, genital tract, pelvic area and stomach • Prevent infections after surgery If you need any further information on your illness, speak to your doctor.
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Before Consuming the Medicine
Avoid Drug • You are allergic (hypersensitive) to metronidazole, nitroimidazoles (e.g. tinidazole) or any of the other ingredients in your medicine (listed in Section 6: Further information). Signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue. Do not have Metronidazole if any of the above apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before receiving your medicine.
Drug Special Care • You have or have ever had a liver problem. • You are having kidney dialysis (see section 3: ‘People having kidney dialysis’) • You have a disease of the nervous system If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor before receiving your medicine. Do this even if they have applied in the past.
Drug Drug Interactions Please tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines. This includes medicines obtained without a prescription, including herbal medicines. This is because Metronidazole can affect the way some other medicines work. Also, some other medicines can affect the way Metronidazole works. In particular tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines: • Medicines used to thin the blood such as warfarin • Lithium for mental illness • Phenobarbital or phenytoin for epilepsy • 5 fluorouracil for cancer • Busulfan for leukaemia (cancer of the blood cells) • Ciclosporin – to prevent the rejection of organs after transplant • Disulfiram for alcoholism If you are not sure, talk to your doctor before receiving your medicine.
Drug Pregnancy Interaction • You are pregnant, might become pregnant or think you may be pregnant. Metronidazole should not be taken during pregnancy unless considered absolutely necessary.
Drug Breast feeding Interaction • You are breast-feeding. It is better not to use Metronidazole if you are breast-feeding. This is because small amounts may pass into the mother’s milk.
Drug Machinery Interaction While taking Metronidazole you may feel sleepy, dizzy, confused, see or hear things that are not there (hallucinations), have fits (convulsions) or temporary eyesight problems (such as blurred or double vision). If this happens, do not drive or use any machinery or tools.
Drug More Information Your doctor may wish to carry out some tests if you have been having this medicine for more than 10 days.
How to take the Medicine
Consumption Info People having kidney dialysis Kidney dialysis removes Metronidazole from your blood. If you are having kidney dialysis you must have this medicine after your dialysis treatment. People with liver problems Your doctor may lower your dose or use the medicine less often. Do not drink any alcohol while you are having Metronidazole and for 48 hours after finishing your course. Drinking alcohol whilst you are being treated might cause unpleasant side effects, such as feeling sick (nausea), being sick (vomiting), stomach pain, hot flushes, very fast or uneven heartbeat (palpitations) and headache.
Drug quanitty To treat bacterial infection Adults • You will be given 500mg (100ml) Metronidazole every 8 hours Children • Your doctor will work out how much your child should be given depending on their weight • The dose will be repeated every 8 hours • If your child is a baby under 8 weeks of age, your doctor will give them one daily dose or two separate doses 12 hourly To prevent infections from happening after surgery Adults • You will be given 500mg (100ml) Metronidazole shortly before your operation • The dose will be repeated every 8 hours Children • Your doctor will work out how much your child should be given depending on their weight • Your child will receive the first dose 1-2 hours before their operation
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Excess Drug Consumption It is unlikely that your doctor or nurse will give you too much medicine. Your doctor or nurse will monitor your progress and check how much medicine you are given. Always ask if you are not sure why you are being given a medicine.
Forgot Drug Consumption If you do not receive your dose at the right time tell your doctor or nurse as soon as possible to arrange for another injection.4 Like all medicines, Metronidazole can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Stop Drug Consumption Your medicine will be administered to you by a doctor or nurse. The length of your course of treatment will depend on your needs and the illness being treated. • Metronidazole is administered into a vein using a drip at a rate of 5ml/minute • Other antibiotics can be administered using the same minibag as Metronidazole to help treat your infection. • The dose of Metronidazole will depend on your needs and the illness being treated • The length of your treatment will depend on the type of infection you have and how bad it is • As soon as possible after starting your treatment with Metronidazole, your doctor will suggest changing to a medicine taken by mouth The usual dose for adults and children is given below:
Possible Side Effects
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Common Drug Side Effects • You get swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, face, lips or throat which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing. You could also notice an itchy, lumpy rash (hives) or nettle rash (urticaria) This may mean you are having an allergic reaction to Metronidazole. • You get a high fever, headache, see or hear things that are not there, feel clumsy or have difficulty in controlling your movements, are confused, more sensitive to light than usual, notice a stiff neck, unusual behaviour or eye movements or have problems with speaking. This could be a serious but very rare condition called encephalopathy
Rare Drug Side Effects • Yellowing of the skin and eyes. This could be due to a liver problem (jaundice). • Unexpected infections, mouth ulcers, bruising, bleeding gums, or severe tiredness. This could be caused by a blood problem. • Severe stomach pain which may reach through to your back (pancreatitis)
Very Rare Drug Side Effects • Fits (convulsions) • Mental problems such as feeling confused and seeing or hearing things that are not there (hallucinations) • Problems with your eyesight such as blurred or double vision • Skin rash or flushing • Headache • Darkening of the urine • Feeling sleepy or dizzy • Pains in the muscles or joints
Drug Side Effects Symptoms • Numbness, tingling, pain, or a feeling of weakness, in the arms or legs • Unpleasant taste in the mouth • Furred tongue • Feeling sick (nausea), being sick (vomiting), upset stomach, stomach pains, or diarrhoea • Loss of appetite • Fever • Feeling depressed • Pain in your eyes (optic neuritis) • A group of symptoms together including: fever, nausea, vomiting, headache, stiff neck and extreme sensitivity to bright light. This may be caused by an inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord (meningitis).
How to Store the Medicine
How to Store the Medicine • The doctor and hospital pharmacist are usually responsible for storing, using and disposing of Metronidazole correctly. • Keep this medicine in a safe place out of the reach and sight of children. • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date shown on the bag label. • Store this medicine below 25° C in a dark place to protect from light. • Do not dispose of medicines, which are no longer needed, by flushing down a toilet or sink or by throwing out with your normal household rubbish. This will help protect the environment.

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