METRONIDAZOLE BENZOATE SUSPENSION

Oral Liquids

METRONIDAZOLE BENZOATE SUSPENSION

PACKING:
144x60ml

COMPOSITION:
Each 5ml contains: 

Metronidazole benzoate     
B.P.     
160 mg
equi. to Metronidazole
 
100mg
 

DESCRIPTION:
Metronidazole is a nitroimidazole antibiotic medication used particularly for anaerobic bacteria and protozoa. Metronidazole is an antibiotic, amebicide, and antiprotozoal.
 
MECHANISM OF ACTION:
Metronidazole, taken up by diffusion, is selectively absorbed by anaerobic bacteria and sensitive protozoa, the metronidazole metabolites are taken up into bacterial DNA, and form unstable molecules. This function only occurs when metronidazole is partially reduced, and because this reduction usually happens only in anaerobic cells, it has relatively little effect upon human cells or aerobic bacteria.

INDICATIONS:

Prevention and treatment of infections due to anaerobic bacteria, particularly species of bacteroides, anaerobic streptococci, fusobacteria, clostridia, etc. & non-specific vaginitis.
 
CONTRAINDICATIONS:
Metronidazole should be used with caution in patients with active or chronic severe peripheral and central nervous system diseases due to the risk of neurological aggravation.
 
SIDE EFFECTS:
Sudden wheezing, fluttering or tightness of the chest, headache, loss of appetite, darkening of urine, skin rash.
 
DRUG INTERACTIONS:
Metronidazole has been reported to potentiate the anticoagulant effect of warfarin and other oral coumarin anticoagulants, resulting in a prolongation of prothrombin time.Psychotic reactions have been reported in alcoholic patients who are using metronidazole and disulfiram concurrently.
 
DOSAGE:
As directed by the physician.
 
STORAGE:
Store in a cool, dry and dark place. Keep out of the reach of children.
SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE
 
PRESENTATION: 60ml bottle