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    • FLAGYL F SUSP

      Flagyl F Suspension
      Uses and Benefits

      Uses and Benefits

      Flagyl F Suspension is an antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections vagina, stomach, liver, skin, joints, brain, and respiratory tract.It is also used to treat giardiasis and cholera. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon a doctor’s discretion.

      Composition

      Composition

      The active ingredients of Flagyl F Suspension are Flurazolidone 30mg and Metronidazole 100mg/5ml

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Flurazolidone possess bactericidal properties. This drug acts by inhibiting the bacterial enzyme systems which results in cells dealth. Thus how actibve agianst E.coli, staphylococci, giardia sp, salmonella, shigella, proteus and v. cholera.

      Metronidazole possesses bactericidal properties. Therefore, this drug interferes with the DNA and inhibits nucleic acid synthesis of bacteria which leads to cell death. Thus how treats bacterial infections.

      Contraindications and Cautions

      Contraindications and Caution

      Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking this Flagyl F Suspension:

      • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the Flagyl F Suspension such as Flurazolidone and Metronidazole
      • Disulfiram use within 14 days
      • Caution:
      • Cockayne syndrome
      • CNS disorder
      • Blood dyscrasia
      • Hepatic impairment
      Side Effects

      Side and Adverse Effects

      The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this Flagyl F Suspension. It is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and may include:

      • Nausea
      • Vomiting
      • Epigastric discomfort
      • Abdominal cramps
      • Diarrhea
      • Metallic taste
      • Rash
      • Headache
      • Dizziness
      • Dark-red brown urine
      • Candidiasis
      • Thrombophlebitis
      • Hypoglycemia
      • Orthostatic hypotension
      • arthralgia

      Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

      • Seizures
      • Aseptic meningitis
      • Peripheral neuropathy
      • Optic neuropathy
      • Encephalopathy
      • Hypersensitivity reaction
      • Stevens-johnson syndrome
      • Leukopenia
      • Thrombocytopenia
      • Carcinogenicity
      • Hepatotoxicity
      • Pancreatitis
      • Agranulocytosis
      • Hypetensive crisis with MAOIs
      How to Use

      How to Use

      Do not exceed the dose prescribed by the doctor.
      Flagyl F Suspension is meant for oral administration. Shake the bottle well before administration. Dosage can be administered with the cap that comes along with the container.

      Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t consume two doses at the same time which may be dangerous to your health.

      Take the medicine at the prescribed time and dosage.

      Overdosage

      Avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage. In case of an accidental overdose, promptly seek medical advice. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary but you may experience any one or more of the following signs or symptoms:

      • Nausea
      • Vomiting
      • Ataxia
      • Slight disorientation
      Warnings and Precautions

      Warnings and Precautions

      Take the Flagyl F Suspension only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

      Pregnancy:

      May be used during pregnancy. However, do not take medicine without informing your doctor.

      Lactation:

      Caution advised during breastfeeding. Therefore, inform your doctor if you are a nursing mother during the treatment.

      Food:

      Flurazolidone: Do not take with food and beverages containing tyramine or tryptophan such as beer (including alcohol-free beer), cheese, yogurt.
      Metronidazole:Disulfiram like reaction – confusion with alcoholic beverages. Food delays the absorption of the drug. (applicable only for conventional tablets or capsules).

      Drug Interactions:

      Caution always advised when used with other medicines. Therefore, inform your doctor about your current list of medicines (if you use any) during the treatment.

      Precautions
      • Keep the medicine out of sight and reach of children.
      • Store at 15-25 degrees centigrade, protect from light.
      • Do not use the medicine beyond its expiry.
      FDA Pregnancy Category

      FDA Pregnancy Category

      Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


      Drug Composition information
      What is Furazolidone for:

      This medication is an antibacterial agent, prescribed for giardiasis and cholera. It works by killing the bacteria and protozoa.

      How does Furazolidone work:

      Treats Bacterial enteritis. Food poisoning. Diarrhoeas, Bacillary dysentery, Giardiasis.

      How should Furazolidone be used:

      Adults: 100mg 3-4 times. Children: 5mgkg daily in 4 divided doses. It comes as a tablet to take by mouth with food.

      Common side effects of Furazolidone :

      Hypersensitivity, hypoglycaemia, orthostatic, hypotension, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, malaise, nausea, vomiting, rash, fever, arthralgia, brown urine, haemolytic anaemia. Agranulocytosis.

      What do I do if I miss a dose

      Use a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Many times this drug is taken on an as needed basis

      What precautions should I take when taking Furazolidone :

      If you experience Hypersensitivity and if the patient is below the age of one month.

      When do I need to seek medical help

      If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

      Can I take Furazolidone with other medicines:

      Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

      Are there any food restrictions

      Avoid Alcohol

      How do I store Furazolidone :

      Store it at room temperature.

      Pregnancy Category

      Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

      Therapeutic Classification

      Other Antiprotozoal Agents

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