Metrogyl Compound 400mg/500mg Tablet

Introduction

Metrogyl Compound 400mg/500mg Tablet is a combination of two antibiotics which is used to treat diarrhea and dysentery. It prevents the growth of the infection-causing microorganisms.

Metrogyl Compound 400mg/500mg Tablet is a prescription medicine. It is advised to take it as the prescription. It should be taken with food, but it must be taken at a fixed time to ensure better efficacy. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. The treatment must be completed even if you feel better.

Metrogyl Compound 400mg/500mg Tablet may lead to some side effects such as nausea, headaches, dryness of mouth, etc. To overcome any such side effects, it is advised to eat a healthy balanced diet and drink plenty of fluid. If any of the side effects get aggravated, contact your doctor immediately. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must consult your doctor immediately.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are taking any medicines for any health condition. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy.

Uses of Metrogyl Compound Tablet

  • Diarrhea
  • Dysentery

Side effects of Metrogyl Compound Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Metrogyl Compound

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Metallic taste
  • Flatulence

How to use Metrogyl Compound Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Metrogyl Compound 400mg/500mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Metrogyl Compound Tablet works

Metrogyl Compound 400mg/500mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Metronidazole and Diloxanide. Metronidazole is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections by damaging the DNA. Diloxanide is an amoebicide. It works inside the large intestine to kill the infection causing amoeba (parasites). Together, they treat your infection effectively.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Metrogyl Compound 400mg/500mg Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Metrogyl Compound 400mg/500mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Metrogyl Compound 400mg/500mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.

Driving

UNSAFE
Metrogyl Compound 400mg/500mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Metrogyl Compound 400mg/500mg Tablet may make you feel sleepy, dizzy, confused. You may have hallucinations, fits (convulsions) or temporary eyesight problems (such as blurred or double vision) affecting your ability to drive.

Kidney

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Metrogyl Compound 400mg/500mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

CAUTION
Metrogyl Compound 400mg/500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Metrogyl Compound 400mg/500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.