Flagyl 400 MG Tablet is used for the treatment and prevention of infections caused by anaerobic bacteria. Flagyl 400 MG Tablet works against the proliferation of a wide number of bacterial species in the body, most notably, Bacteroides, Clostridia, Fusobacteria, anaerobic cocci, Eubacteria, Gardnerella vaginalis, Entamoeba histolytica, Trichomonas, Giardia lamblia and Balantidium coli.
Flagyl 400 MG Tablet blocks the energy producing bacterial cells, thereby destroying the bacteria and parasites. It is manufactured by pharmaceutical brand, Abbott Health.
The key salt that is present in the medicine is Metronidazole.
Flagyl 400 MG Tablet has multiple uses and it prevents bacterial infection of varying degrees.
It is given to a patient right after a surgery to prevent postoperative infections caused by anaerobic bacteria. Other than that it is used to treat general infections like blood infection, bone infection, pressure sores, genital tract infection or Urogenital trichomoniasis in both males and females, peptic ulcer disorder, infection of the brain, lungs, abdomen, gum and dental cavities, pelvis, intestines etc. It is also used to prevent amoebiasis and colitis associated with antibiotics.
Metronidazole is a class of nitroimidazole drugs. Metronidazole binds to the bacterial DNA covalently and interrupts the helical structure. Hence bacterial nucleic acid synthesis is prevented and the result is bacterial cell death.
Every antibiotic has some mild side effects. But in some cases severe side effects can also develop. Talk to your doctor if the side effects persist or aggravate beyond normal measure.
Your doctor should know about all the pre-existing medical conditions that you have as well as the medicines that you take on a daily basis. Tell your doctor if you have allergies or if you are on any alternative medication. Some conditions that might make you more susceptible to the side effects of Flagyl 400 MG Tablet are alcoholism, seizures, muscle or joint pains caused by arthritis or any other disorder, and liver problems among others. Tell your doctor if you are scheduled for a surgery. Consultation is required in specific cases such as pregnancy, dermatitis, and, peripheral neuropathy. Flagyl 400 MG Tablet should be administered orally.
You need to let the doctor know about all the medicines to avoid the occasion of drug interaction. Adverse drug interaction can lead to the development of complications or render the medicines ineffective (both Flagyl 400 and the other drug that you might be taking). Some of the drugs that are known to interact with Flagyl 400 MG Tablet are Phenytoin, Lithium, Phenorbarbital, Fluorouracil, Ciclosporin, Antimicrobials, Anticoagulants, Cimetidine. Alcohol consumption can also aggravate the side effects of Flagyl 400 MG Tablet.
Here are the medicines that can work as viable substitutes of Flagyl 400 MG Tablet:
Ans: Parasites are living organisms that depend on other beings and acquire nutrition from the host. Some of these parasites invade the body of the host and when this happens the host becomes ill This is called a parasitic infection. If not treated at the right time, parasitic infections can become life-threatening.
Ans: Antibiotics work by targeting the bacterial DNA and prevent its proliferation systematically. This system gets disrupted when stopped abruptly before the course is finished. The bacteria or parasites are not destroyed completely, thereby making the body prone to another attack. And, the second time the infection spreads antibiotics proves to be less effective against these organisms.
Ans: Flagyl 400 MG Tablet is not known to interrupt the action of birth control pills. But to be on the safe side the patient must consult a doctor.
Ans: Flagyl 400 MG Tablet is not known to cause any menstrual problems. It usually does not render periods irregular. However, if menstrual problems crop up after the consumption of Flagyl 400 MG Tablet, medical assistance must be sought immediately as it could be due to an underlying medical condition.
Ans: If you forget a dose of Flagyl 400 MG Tablet, take the Flagyl 400 MG Tablet as soon as you remember. But if you remember when it is nearly time for the second dose, skip the dose. Do not take double doses.
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