Metronidazole is used to treat a variety of bacterial and protozoal infections of the mouth. It is also used prophylactically before dental procedures. It can be given with other antibiotics to reduce their gastrointestinal side effects.
The patient using this medication must wash their hands and the affected area before and after application. A thin layer of medication must be applied and the area where applied should not be covered with occlusive covering.
Please avoid contact with eyes.
Avoid exposure to UV light or strong sunlight.
Parasitic infections and bacterial infections
This medicine is indicated in the treatment of inflammatory papules (small solid rounded bumps on the skin) and pustules (it is a type of pimple containing yellowish pus) of rosacea chronic facial condition characterized by acne and redness.
The patient taking this medication may experience local irritation, pruritus (localized or generalized itching), metallic taste, nausea and numbness of the extremities.
This medication is contraindicated in pregnant females.
This medication is contraindicated in nursing females.
Patients taking this medication must be cautious and avoid contact with eyes. The patient must also be cautious in cases of severe hepatic (liver) damage, dyshematopoiesis (abnormal formation of red blood cells), and CNS (Central nervous system) disorders.
This medicine is contraindicated in patients with blood disorders.
Does this medicine kill bacteria?
Yes, this cream is an antibiotic which can be used locally to avoid unwanted bacteria.
Will this medicine interfere with the use of condoms?
Using this medicine might make a condom less effective. Kindly discuss other forms of contraceptives with your doctor when you are using this medicine.
Should any medicine be avoided while using this medication?
Disulfuram and the use of alcohol should be avoided while using this medication. Contact your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Can I drink alcohol while using this medicine?
It is best to avoid drinking and marijuana while using this drug, as it may cause dizziness.
Can I stop taking this medicine if I feel better?
Since this is an antibiotic, it should be taken for the amount of days prescribed. Otherwise, the infection might come back. Kindly do not stop taking this medicine even if your symptoms have improved.
This medication is used for the treatment of amoebic infections, acute ulcerative gingivitis, liver abscess, and for certain asymptomatic infections.
This medicine is mostly used orally or intravenously. The intravenous form is injected into a vein by a medical professional. However, if you are self-injecting or doing it at home, make sure you follow the correct procedure and take all necessary precautions.
The dosage is dependent on the age, condition and its severity. Please consult a doctor before using this medicine.
Please store this medicine at room temperature (18-25 Celsius). Keep medicine away from excessive light, moisture, and children. Please do not flush medicines down the toilet.
Please read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.
You may experience the following:
• Upset stomach
• Swelling of the face
• Skin reactions
• Dark urine
• Seizures associated with long term use
• Patients with kidney disease should be cautious
• Patients with liver disease should be cautious
• Patients with central nervous system diseases
• Monitor liver function during treatment
Effects on pregnancy and lactation:
This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy and lactation.
Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.
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