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    What is Metronidazole?

    Metronidazole Tablet is used for Stomach infection, Genital tract infection, Infections of the abdomen, Infections of gum and dental cavities, Intestinal infection, Ulcerative gingivitis, Amoebiasis, Bones infection, Brain infection, Lung infection and other conditions. Metronidazole Tablet may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
    Metronidazole Tablet contains Metronidazole as an active ingredient.
    Metronidazole Tablet works by inhibiting energy production and killing the bacteria and parasites.
    Cadila Pharma manufactures Metronidazole Tablet.
    Detailed information related to Metronidazole Tablet's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

    Metronidazole Tablet Uses

    Metronidazole Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
    References: 1
    Learn more: Uses

    Metronidazole Tablet - Composition and Active Ingredients

    Metronidazole Tablet is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
    Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

    Metronidazole Tablet - Side-effects

    The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Metronidazole Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
    If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
    References: 1
    Learn more: Side-effects

    Metronidazole Tablet Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

    Metronidazole Tablet improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
    References: 1

    Metronidazole Tablet - Precautions & How to Use

    Before using Metronidazole Tablet, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
    • Dermatitis
    • Peripheral neuropathy
    • Systemic metronidazole

    Metronidazole Tablet - Drug Interactions

    If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Metronidazole Tablet may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Metronidazole Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:
    • Alcohol
    • Anticoagulants
    • Antimicrobials
    • Ciclosporin
    • Cimetidine
    • Fluorouracil
    • Lithium
    • Phenobarbital or phenytoin
    • Phenytoin
    Learn more: Interactions

    Metronidazole Tablet - Contraindications

    Hypersensitivity to Metronidazole Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Metronidazole Tablet should not be used if you have the following conditions:
    • Alcohol intoxication
    • Habit of drinking too much alcohol
    • Liver disease
    • Lower seizure threshold
    • Seizures
    • Tingling or pain of hands or feet
    Learn more: Contraindications

    Metronidazole Tablet - Frequently asked Questions

    • Is Metronidazole Tablet safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
      Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Is Metronidazole Tablet safe while breastfeeding?
      Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Can Metronidazole Tablet be used for stomach infection and genital tract infection?
      Yes, stomach infection and genital tract infection are among the most common reported uses for Metronidazole Tablet. Please do not use Metronidazole Tablet for stomach infection and genital tract infection without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Metronidazole Tablet.
    • How long do I need to use Metronidazole Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions? website users have reported same day and 1 week as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to use Metronidazole Tablet. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Metronidazole Tablet.
    • At what frequency do I need to use Metronidazole Tablet? website users have reported twice a day and once a day as the most common frequency of using Metronidazole Tablet. Please follow your doctor's advice on how often you need to Metronidazole Tablet. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as frequency of using Metronidazole Tablet.
    • Should I consume Metronidazole Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food? website users have most commonly reported consuming Metronidazole Tablet after food. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as timing of using Metronidazole Tablet.
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
      If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Metronidazole Tablet medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Metronidazole Tablet. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
    • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
      Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
    • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
      Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

    Other important Information on Metronidazole Tablet

    Missing a dose

    In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
    References: 2, 3, 4, 5

    Overdosage of Metronidazole Tablet

    • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Metronidazole Tablet, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
    • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
    • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
    References: 6, 7, 8

    Storage of Metronidazole Tablet

    • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
    • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Metronidazole Tablet.
    References: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Expired Metronidazole Tablet

    • Taking a single dose of expired Metronidazole Tablet is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
    References: 13, 14

    Dosage Information

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

    Metronidazole Tablet - Packages and Strengths

    Metronidazole Tablet is available in the following packages and strengths
    Metronidazole Tablet - Packages: 10 Tablet, 100 Tablet
    Metronidazole Tablet - Strengths: 250MG, 400MG, 200MG, 500MG

    Metronidazole Tablet - Manufacturers

    The medicine is manufactured by the following companies


    1. Dailymed LABEL: METRONIDAZOLE - metronidazole cream - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    2. - Accessed: July 14, 2016.
    3. - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    4. Cancer.Net (2014). - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    5. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
    6. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    7. eMedicinehealth (2016). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    10. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    11. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    12. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
    13. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    14. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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