Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S

Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S is designed to fight bacterial infections of the stomach,heart,urinary tract and genital areas as well as the brain.

Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S contains Metronidazole (an antibiotic)

Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S is also effective against certain parasitic infections such as trichomoniasis and amebiasis

Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S is safe to be administered to children and adults alike 

Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be administered under the doctor’s advisement 

Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be taken orally (via mouth)

 

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Type

Tablet

Feature

400mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Metronidazole

Composition

Metronidazole 400 mg

Brand

Sanofi-aventis

Prescription Required

No

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S belongs to a group of chemicals known as antibiotics and works tirelessly in the body to eliminate bacteria and its toxins,that causes vaginal infections,intestinal infections (especially stomach infections),dental and skin infections.This drug is available in different formats,such as tablets (solid format),suspension (liquid format) and bottled in an injection vial.

In its tablet form,Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be ingested orally (by mouth) twice or thrice,daily or as directed by the doctor.It can be ingested either with or without food.The patient is advised to take each dose at the same time each day keeping a 6 or 8-12 hour gap in between each dose.

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day.If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dose time or next day,do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be taken for a specific number of days determined by the physician depending on the patient’s illness and their response to treatment.It is imperative not to stop Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S earlier than the specified time as that may lead to a return of the infection.

Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S is considered safe enough to be prescribed to children.Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S may even be prescribed to pregnant and to lactating mothers in certain cases under the care of a doctor.Fatigue,dizziness,headache and stomach problems are just a few of the common side effects felt by patients while ingesting Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S,these effects tend to resolve on their own in a few days’ time.Alcohol consumption is not advised while ingesting Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S as that would result in extreme dizziness.Unnecessary consumption of Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S is not advised.

Indications

Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S can be used to treat: 

  • Intestinal bacterial infections 
  • Dental infections 
  • Skin infections
  • Vaginal infections
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease 
  • Infected insect bites 

How Does Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S Work

Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S belongs to a wide spread chemical group known as antibiotics.Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S works by preventing the growth/multiplication of the bacteria in the human body thus eradicating the infection.

How To Use Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S

Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be ingested orally (by mouth) twice or thrice,daily or as directed by the doctor.It can be ingested either with or without food.The patient is advised to take each dose at the same time each day keeping a 6 or 8-12 hour gap in between each dose.

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day.If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dose time or next day,do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be ingested for a specific number of days determined by the physician depending on the patient’s illness and their response to treatment.It is imperative not to stop Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S earlier than the specified time as that may lead to a return of the infection.

Dosage

Adult Dosage 

A tablet or two per day is most commonly prescribed,to be taken for either 7 or 14 days.Dosage can be different for different patients depending upon their illness and any adverse effects felt by the patient.

Child Dosage

For patients below the age of 18 years,the dosage is dependent entirely on the patient’s weight and the severity of the individual’s illness.

Elderly Dosage 

Elderly patients that are susceptible to kidney and liver problems,a lowered dose of Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S may be prescribed under the care and supervision of a physician.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S may be prescribed to pregnant women only when necessary and under the supervision of a physician.Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S is found in breast milk in trace amounts and is therefore prescribed quite rarely to breastfeeding mothers.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S:

  • Allergy to Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S or any other medicine (especially any antibiotic) or food substance 
  • Moderate to severe kidney disease
  • Moderate to severe liver disease
  • Patients undergoing dialysis 
  •  Alcohol abuse 

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S:

  • Mild to moderate liver impairment
  • Mild to moderate kidney impairment
  • Elderly patients 
  • Children/infants 
  • Pregnant women 
  • Breastfeeding women 

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S:

  • Cough medicine 
  • Lithium 
  • Alcohol (drugs that contain alcohol)
  • Disulfiram 
  • Dronabinol 
  • Flibanserin 
  • Lomitapide 

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S has certain side effects which include:

  • Metallic taste in mouth 
  • Stomach problems (nausea,diarrhea,constipation)
  • Dizziness 
  • Headache 

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of applying Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.

  • Change in color of urine 
  • Painful urination 
  • Abdominal cramps 
  • Visibility problems 
  • Oral thrush 

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhoea –Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re being sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water. If you have diarrhoea, replenish with plenty of water or other fluids. 
  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak –If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.

Key Facts About Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S

  • Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S is an antibiotic
  • Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S is commonly used to treat intestinal,vaginal and dental infections.
  • Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S is safe to be prescribed to children and elderly patients
  • 1-2 tablets of Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S are commonly prescribed depending upon the illness being treated
  • Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S may cause constipation,dizziness and headaches

FAQs

#1.HOW DOES Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S WORK?

Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S belongs to a wide spread chemical group known as antibiotics.Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S works by preventing the growth/multiplication of the bacteria in the human body thus eradicating the infection.Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S essentially stops the production of bacterial cell walls,making the microorganism susceptible to elimination by the body’s defense system.

#2.HOW TO USE Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be ingested orally (by mouth) twice or thrice,daily or as directed by the doctor.It can be ingested either with or without food.The patient is advised to take each dose at the same time each day keeping a 6 or 8-12 hour gap in between each dose.

#3.IS Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S SAFE TO GIVE TO ELDERLY PATIENTS?

Yes.For eldery patients the dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney function,Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S may not be effectively removed from the body and so,in such cases the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S.

#4.CAN I CONSUME ALCOHOL WITH Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

Alcohol if taken with the medication may lead to extreme dizziness.It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during the course of your treatment.

#5.WILL Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S AFFECT MY SEXUAL ACTIVITY?

No,there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

#6.WHAT ARE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

  • Stomach problems (such as nausea,vomiting)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Soreness at site of injection
  • Increased thirst 
  • Headache 

#7.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S ALONG WITH ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES?

Yes.There is no evidence to suggest that Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S interacts with oral contraceptives.

#8.DOES Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S CAUSE ADDICTION?

No.This drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.

#9.CAN Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S BE USED IF PATIENT IS HAVING FLU SYMPTOMS?

Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S is not deemed to be effective against viruses as Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S is an antibiotic and therefore works on bacteria to eliminate bacterial infections.

#10.CAN I TAKE Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S DURING MY PREGNANCY?

Yes,Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S is deemed safe to be ingested during pregnancy under the care and supervision of a medical professional.

#11.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE PAINKILLERS WHILE TAKING Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

Yes.Over the counter painkillers such as paracetamol are safe to be ingested along with Flagyl 400mg Tablet 10 ‘S under the supervision of a doctor.