Metrogyl 200 tablet uses to treat a wide range of infections caused by bacteria and parasites in different parts of the body. It is an antibacterial and antiprotozoal agent, which is used to treat various infections of the gastrointestinal tract, genital area, joints, skin and other areas of the body. Metrogyl 200 tablet uses to prevent infection after surgery. You should only take this medicine only if it’s necessary to reduce resistance development.
Metrogyl 200 Tablet Composition and Active Ingredients
Metrogyl 200 tablet contains an active ingredient metronidazole. The tablet also contains lactose, disodium edetate, ethyl cellulose, sodium starch, glycollate, silica colloidal anhydrous, guar gum, magnesium stearate.
Metrogyl 200 Tablet Uses
Metrogyl 200 tablets uses for the treatment of number of infections, some of them are listed below:
- Amebiasis ( parasitic infection in intestines)
- Trichomoniasis (sexually transmitted disease)
- Bacterial Vaginosis
- Bacterial Infections
- Surgical Prophylaxis
- Treatment of gum ulcer and other dental infection
- Treatment of infected leg ulcer and pressure sores
- To prevent infection after surgery
- Peritonitis ( infection of inner lining of abdomen)
- Osteomyelitis (infection of bones)
- Brain abscess
- Necrotising pneumonia
How to take a Metrogyl 200 Tablet?
The metrogyl tablet 200mg should be swallowed whole with a glass of water or with food. Take the tablet 2 or 3 times, as prescribed by your physician. Take the tablet before or after food as prescribed.
The course of the tablet should be completed without any break, which is usually about 7- 10 times, even if you are feeling better or the infection may not clear out completely.The medicine should be taken at the correct time.
What to do if you missed the dosage?
If you missed the dosage of a metrogyl tablet 200mg then you should take the tablet as soon as you think about it. Incase the timing of your next dosage is around then skip the missed dose and go back to your normal routine. Do not take double doses at a time.
Metrogyl 200 Tablet Caution and Storage
Metrogyl 200 tablets should be kept away from children. Store the medicine at room temperature below 25°C in a cool and dry place.
Metrogyl 200 Tablet Side Effects
The most commonly reported side effects of metrogyl tablet 200 are mentioned below. Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body becomes adjusted with the new medicine. However, it is important to take the consultation from the doctor if they persist frequently. Here are the possible side effects of metrogyl 200 tablet:
- Dryness of mouth
- Metallic taste
- Candidiasis (thrush)
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach discomfort
- Abdominal cramp
- Stuffy nose
- Blurred vision
- Tingling sensation or burning of hands and legs
- Skin rash
- Bleeding gums
- Dark urine
- Fast heartbeat
- Swelling of hands, legs, feets, face,lips or throat.
How does the Metrogyl 200 tablet work?
Metrogyl 200 tablet uses to treat infections in various parts of the body. The tablet contains metronidazole, which acts against a wide range of pathogens. The compound enters in the organisms and forms the free radicals inside it. It creates a concentration gradient in the organism, due to the alterations of the molecule and promotes the influx of the molecule.
Metrogyl 200 Tablet Precautions
You need to consult your doctor before taking the medicine. You need to tell about your current health conditions, medication you are taking, medical history etc. Tell your doctor if you have an allergy to any of the ingredients of the metrogyl 200 tablet. Also you need to tell your doctor, if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Following are some of the important counseling points if you have metrogyl 200 tablet uses:
- A blood disorder
- Kidney problem
- Liver problem
- Disease of brain, spinal cord and nerves.
- Cocayne syndrome
- Inflammation disorders
- Chronic therapy
- Neurologic Toxicity
Metrogyl 200 tablet Packaging and Strength
Metrogyl 200mg tablet is available in the following package and strength:
Packages : 15 tablets
Metrogyl 200 tablet price : ₹11.42
Metrogyl 200 mg tablet Interaction
The Metrogyl 200 mg tablet interacts with several other medications which can be harmful. The interaction of drugs is different for person to person. Before starting the medication, you should check all the possible interactions with your doctors.
Metrogyl 200mg tablet has some certain types of conflicts with following drugs:
- Ethinyl Estradiol
- 5 fluorouracil
- Medication containing alcohol ( ethanol) e.g some cough syrup.
Metrogyl 200 tablet substitute
Some medicines available in the market have same composition and strength and you can take them as a substitute in the case where metrogyl 200 tablet uses:
- Aristogyl 200mg tablet
- Flagyl 200mg tablet
- Metron 200mg tablet
- Unimegyl 200mg tablet