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Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's

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J.B Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd

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About Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's

Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's belongs to a group of medicines known as antibiotics used to treat various infections caused by bacteria and parasites (amoeba). It is prescribed for the treatment of diarrhoea caused by microorganisms Clostridium difficile, Entamoeba histolytica and Giardia lamblia. Additionally, it also treats vaginal and other bacterial infections.

Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's slows the growth or sometimes kills the harmful bacteria and parasites (amoeba) by preventing the production of proteins required by the harmful microorganism for its survival.  It is bactericidal and works by killing bacteria that cause infections. It prevents the division of bacterial cells and inhibits the repairing of bacterial cells. Altogether it kills the bacteria. Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's does not treat a viral infection like flu or a common cold.

Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's is available in 250 mg tablets, 500 mg capsules, vaginal creams/inserts, topical cream and injection. Your doctor will decide the dose depending on the type of infection that is being treated. Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's can be taken with or without food. You should not take any alcoholic beverages during your treatment as it can cause flushing and a general feeling of being unwell. Some common side effects of Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's are nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, loss of appetite, dry mouth, and metallic taste. If these effects appear and are bothersome, call your doctor or pharmacist.

Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's should not be used during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester. So, let your doctor know if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant. You should not breastfeed while taking Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's as it passes into the breastmilk, and can affect the baby. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's as it may cause dizziness, drowsiness and make you less alert.

You should immediately report to the doctor in case you have symptoms of dehydration like dehydration dry mouth, excessive thirst, wrinkled skin, little or no urination, dizziness and lightheadedness. In some cases, prolonged intake of Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's has been associated with leukopenia (low count of white blood cells). Use of Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's is contraindicated in the patient suffering from central nervous system (CNS) diseases like seizures (fits). Intake of probiotics, prebiotics and plenty of fluids is recommended if you are suffering from dysentery and diarrhoea.

Uses of Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's

Bacterial Infections, Diahorrea due to Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia, or Clostridium difficile, Vaginal bacterial infections, Dental infections, Post-surgery infections, Skin bacterial infections

Medicinal Benefits

Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is effective against a wide range of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. kills the harmful bacteria and amoeba (Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia, Clostridium difficile) causing diarrhoea. It prevents the production of proteins required by the harmful microorganisms required for its survival. It is bactericidal in nature and works by killing bacteria that cause infections. Altogether it kills the bacteria and prevents from further spreading the infection. Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's does not treat a viral infection like flu or a common cold. 

Directions for Use

Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's is available in 250 mg tablets, 500 mg capsules, vaginal creams/inserts, topical cream and injection. Your doctor will decide the dose depending on the type of infection that is being treated. Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's can be taken with or without food. You should not take any alcoholic beverages during your treatment as it can cause flushing and a general feeling of being unwell.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's

Most of the side effects of Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor. The most common side effect of Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's are nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, loss of appetite, dry mouth, and metallic taste. It is not necessary for everyone to experience the above side effects. In case of any discomfort, speak with a doctor.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's should not be used during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester. So, let your doctor know if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant. You should not breastfeed while taking Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's as it passes into the breastmilk, and can affect the baby. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's as it may cause dizziness, drowsiness and make you less alert. Do not take Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's if you are allergic to Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's or other antibiotics, blood thinners (coumarins, warfarin), anti-epileptic drugs (phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone), anti-cancer drugs (busulfan, fluorouracil, mycophenolate). You should immediately report to the doctor in case you have symptoms of dehydration like dehydration dry mouth, excessive thirst, wrinkled skin, little or no urination, dizziness and lightheadedness. In some cases, prolonged intake of Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's has been associated with leukopenia (low count of white blood cells). Use of Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's is contraindicated in the patient suffering from central nervous system (CNS) diseases like seizures (fits). Intake of probiotics, prebiotics and plenty of fluids is recommended if you are suffering from dysentery and diarrhoea.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's have interactions with medicines to stop your blood clotting (coumarins, warfarin), to treat epilepsy (phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone), to treat depression (lithium), to treat cancer (busulfan, fluorouracil or mycophenolate), to treat alcohol addiction (disulfiram), to treat stomach ulcers (cimetidine). 

Drug-Food Interaction: The consumption of alcoholic beverages should be avoided as it may lead to flushing, drowsiness and dizziness.

Drug-Disease Interaction: Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's should not be given to people with liver problems, muscle problems (myasthenia gravis), heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia), seizures (fits), alcoholism, cancer, electrolyte imbalance (low potassium or magnesium level), colitis (inflammation of the intestine) porphyria (rare genetic blood disorder) and neuro-related diseases.

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    Consult Your Doctor

    You are recommended not to consume alcohol along with Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's to avoid unpleasant side-effects.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    Consult Your Doctor

    Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's should not be used during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    Take Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's only when prescribed, it is known to pass on in a limited quantity via breast milk to the child.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    Consult Your Doctor

    Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's may affect driving as it causes dizziness.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of liver diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. Dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • If you have diarrhoea try to drink appropriate amounts of fluids to avoid dehydration. 
  • If you have minor diarrhoea (less than four stools daily) drinking caffeine-free soft drinks, juices or sport rehydration drinks can be sufficient. 
  • If the diarrhoea is more severe, specially formulated rehydration drinks should be taken.

 

Special Advise

Please consult your doctor immediately if have allergic reactions like  skin rash, which may be itchy, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, fever or difficulty in breathing.

Don't  stop taking the tablets your infection may come back , Talk to your doctor before you stop taking the tablets and follow their advice.

Other Information (MET0053)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Apr-22

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

  • Bacterial infection: A bacterial infection is a condition in which harmful bacteria enter, multiply, and infect our body. It can target any body part and multiple very quickly. When you get infected with bacteria, you can experience generalized symptoms, like fevers, chills, and fatigue. Bacteria are of various forms comprising commonly of spherical, rod, and spiral-shaped. Bacterial infections vary from minor illnesses like sore throat and ear infections to severe brain infections like meningitis and encephalitis. Few harmful bacteria that cause infections include Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and E. coli. Anyone can become infected with a bacterial infection. But, people with weak immune systems or taking immunosuppressive medicine can make you more prone to bacterial infection.
  • Amoebic dysentery: It is an intestinal (bowel) illness caused by a parasite (amoeba) known as Entamoeba histolytica spread through human faeces (poop). Usually, there are no symptoms, but, sometimes it causes diarrhoea (loose stool/poop), nausea (a feeling of sickness in the stomach), and weight loss.

FAQs

No, this is an antibiotic medication. You need to complete the full course even if you start to feel better to prevent infection return.

Yes, it could be due to jaundice as in rare cases Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's can lead to it. Please consult your doctor immediately if the yellowing of the skin persists and does not subside.

No. You should complete the full course of Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's as prescribed by your doctor. After completing the full course of Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's will work. You must take Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's at the right dose, right times, and for the right numbers of days.

No. Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's is an antibacterial medicine that acts only against bacterial infections and not viral infections like common cold and flu. You should not take Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's without prior consulting your doctor. Self-medication is dangerous and can lower the efficacy of Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's, leading to antibiotic resistance.

If you miss a dose of Metrogyl 400 Tablet 15's, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it's almost time for the next dose, do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

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Country Of Origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Cnergy IT Park, 3rd floor Appa Saheb Marathe Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai 400025

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