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Flagyl tablets - Metronidazole

Flagyl tablets - Metronidazole

Metronidazole (me-troe-NI-da-zole)

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Details

Metronidazole is an amazing antibiotic, which is approved by an FDA in 1963. This drug is a choice of drug, which is active against bacterial infections.

Therapeutic category of this drug: Nitroimidazole

Pharmacological category of this drug: Anti bacterial drug

Available dosage form of this drug: Oral formulation

Available strength of this drug: 200 and 500 mg
 

How Metronidazole shows its therapeutic action?

This drug possesses antibacterial as well as antiprotozoal action. This drug exerts its action by affecting the DNA of bacterial cell by inhibiting the synthesis of nucleic acid. This action inhibits the growth of bacterial cell and successfully fights against bacteria.

What the indications of Metronidazole?

This drug is chiefly used treat various bacterial infections like:

  • Pelvic inflammatory disorder
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Oral infections
  • Pseudo membranous colitis
  • Aspiration pneumonia
  • Amebiasis
  • Topical rosacea
  •  Intra abdominal infections
  • Topical fungating wounds
  • Giardiasis
  • Skin infections
  • Stomach infections
  • Joint infections
  • Respiratory tract infections

 

What are the various contraindications of Metronidazole?

Treatment via this drug should be avoided by some patients like:

  • Nerve disorders
  • Hypersensitivity to this drug
  • Epilepsy or seizures
  • Blood cell disorders like anemia
  • Hepatic disorders
  • Intestinal disorders like Crohn's diseases

 

What are the drug interactions of Metronidazole?

There are some drugs that interact with medicine and causes drug- drug interactions, which further enhance the risk of adverse effects. These medicines are:

  • Antabuse like Disulfiram
  • Cimetidine
  • Anti epileptic drugs
  • Anti coagulant drugs
  • Lithium derivatives
  • Vitamin preparations

 

What are the recommended storage conditions for Metronidazole?

This drug should be kept at room temperature that ranges from 15 to 30° C. The dosage pack of this drug is stored in dry, clean and dark place. This drug should be kept away from heat and open flame.

 

What is the dosing profile of Metronidazole?

This drug is consumed with a glass of water via oral route and the dosage regimen is depending upon the severity and type of disorders.

Adult dose for bacterial infections: Take 7.5 mg/kg of this drug in every 6 hours, for 7 to 10 days.

Adult dose for amebiasis: Take 500 to 70 mg of this drug 3 times in a day, for 5 to 10 days.

Adult dose for pseudo membranous colitis: Take 500 mg dose of this drug 3 times in a day, for 10 days.

Adult dose for trichomoniasis: Take 2 gm dose of this drug in divided dose within 24 hours.

Adult dose for pelvic inflammatory diseases: Take 7.5 mg/kg oral dose of this drug in every 6 hours, for 7 to 10 days.  

Adult dose of bacterial vaginosis: Take 750 mg dose of this drug for 1 week.

 

An overdose of this of this drug can cause various unpredicted symptoms like seizures, dizziness, numbness, tingling, nausea, vomiting and dizziness.

 

What are the undesired effects of Metronidazole?

Some common side effects of this drug are:

  • Swelling
  • Nasal congestion
  • Dry mouth
  • Unpleasant metallic taste
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of balance or coordination
  • Vaginal itching or discharge

 

Which type of safety precaution should be taken, while taking Metronidazole?

This drug should not be given during pregnancy and lactation period. 

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