Treatment of bacteria and parasite infections
Active ingredient: Metronidazole 500mg
They may be used to treat:
Metronidazole 500mg tablets are a powerful anti-infective medicine that is used to treat a wide range of infection-related issues. This medication works by killing the bacteria or other organisms that cause infections. Metronidazole 500mg tablets are effective against infections of the stomach, skin, joints, and reproductive organs. This medication is also used to treat certain types of parasites. Metronidazole 500mg tablets are available in a tablet form and should be taken as directed by your healthcare provider.
Metronidazole 500mg may be used to treat:
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The price of Metronidazole 500mg Tablets is £46.50
You can buy Metronidazole 500mg Tablets at Dock Pharmacy Essex UK, UK Online Pharmacy.
Metronidazole 500mg Tablets is not available to buy over the counter. You need a prescription to buy Metronidazole 500mg Tablets
128 Dock Road, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 7BJ
How To Use Metronidazole 500mg Tablets
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Swallow the tablets whole, during or after meals, with a glass of water.
Do not chew them.
What you need to know before you take Metronidazole Tablets
Do not take Metronidazole Tablets • If you are allergic to metronidazole, nitroimidazoles (e.g. tinidazole) or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6). Signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue. • If you are in the first 3 months of pregnancy or are breastfeeding. Warnings and precautions Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before taking Metronidazole tablets: • if you have kidney disease, particularly if you require dialysis treatments • if you have ever suffered from any liver disease • if you are in the 4th-9th month of pregnancy • if you have epilepsy or have ever had fits • if you have porphyria (a genetic disease that can cause skin blisters, abdominal pain and brain/nervous system disorders) • if you have any disorder of the blood and/or blood cells • if you have any nervous system disorders • if you have been exposed to any sexually transmitted disease. If you received this medicine your urine may be darkened. Cases of severe liver toxicity/acute liver failure, including cases with a fatal outcome, in patients with Cockayne syndrome have been reported with product containing metronidazole. If you are affected by Cockayne syndrome, your doctor should also monitor your liver function frequently while you are being treated with metronidazole and afterwards. Tell your doctor immediately and stop taking metronidazole if you develop: • Stomach pain, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, fever, malaise, fatigue, jaundice, dark urine, putty or mastic coloured stools or itching. Other medicines and Metronidazole Tablets Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines including those obtained without a prescription and herbal medicines. This is because Metronidazole tablets can affect the way some other medicines work. Also, some other medicines can affect the way Metronidazole tablets work. Especially: • medicines to stop the blood clotting such as warfarin • lithium (used to treat depression) • medicines to treat epilepsy such as phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone • disulfiram (to treat alcohol addiction) • ciclosporin (used following organ transplants) • fluorouracil (used to treat some forms of cancer) • busulfan for leukaemia (cancer of the blood cells) • cimetidine (used to treat stomach ulcers) • oestrogen contraceptives (‘the pill’). If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.. Metronidazole Tablets with food, drink and alcohol Alcohol: You are advised not to drink alcohol while taking this medicine and for 48 hours after finishing the course of tablets, as this might cause unpleasant side-effects such as feeling or being sick, stomach pain, hot flushes, palpitations and headache. Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility Metronidazole tablets must not be taken during the first 3 months of pregnancy and should not be taken during the rest of the pregnancy. If you breastfeed you should stop whilst taking Metronidazole tablets and for 12-24 hours after the course of tablets has finished before breastfeeding again. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine. Driving and using machines While taking Metronidazole you may feel sleepy, dizzy, confused, see or hear things that are not there (hallucinations), have fits (convulsions) or temporary eyesight problems (such as blurred or double vision). If this happens, do not drive or use any machinery or tools. Tests If you are taking this medicine for more than 10 days, your doctor may wish to carry out further tests. If you need any blood or urine tests, tell your doctor you are taking Metronidazole tablets before the test. Information on sodium content This medicine contains less than 1 mmol sodium (23 mg) per each tablet, that is to say essentially ‘sodium-free’.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, particularly when you first start taking it, although not everybody gets them. Stop taking Metronidazole tablets and contact your doctor at once if you notice any of the following side effects: • allergic reactions: skin rash, which may be itchy, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, fever or difficulty in breathing. • symptoms of a severe but rare brain disease (encephalopathy). Symptoms vary but you might get fever, stiff neck, headache, see or hear things that aren’t there. You might also have problems using your arms and legs, problems with speaking or feel confused. • you develop skin rashes with blistering, peeling or bleeding of the skin around the lips, eyes, mouth, nose, and genitals. You may also have flu-like symptoms and a high temperature. These could be signs of something called ‘Stevens-Johnson Syndrome’ or ‘toxic epidermal necrolysis’. Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following side effects or notice any other effects not listed: Very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people): • increased bruising, nosebleeds, sore throats or infections, this medicine may alter the numbers and types of your blood cells. You should tell your doctor who might want you to have a blood test • mental health problems including confusion, hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there), drowsiness, dizziness, headache, fits, tingling, pain or a feeling of weakness in the arms or legs, numbness • Cerebellar syndrome (poor coordination or muscle control, involuntary shakiness, uncontrolled eye movements, speech disorders, walking abnormally) • double vision, short sightedness • liver problems including life-threatening liver failure (hepatocellular liver injury), changes in liver function tests, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes), inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis causing very severe abdominal pain) • skin rashes, flushing, itching, small pus-containing blisters, muscle and joint pain • darkening of urine Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data): • bone marrow depression disorders such as aplastic anaemia (causing weakness, bruising, making infections more likely) • urticaria (itchy, pale or red irregular raised patches of skin), fever • depression, ‘pins and needles’ • pain in your eyes (optic neuritis) • a group of symptoms together including: fever, nausea, vomiting, headache, stiff neck and extreme sensitivity to bright light. This may be caused by an inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) • hearing impairment/hearing loss • ringing in the ears (tinnitus) • unpleasant taste in the mouth, changes in taste, furred tongue, mouth ulcers, feeling or being sick, loss of appetite, diarrhoea, stomach pain and upset stomach • erythema multiforme (circular, irregular red patches) Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
The active substance is Metronidazole.
Each film-coated tablet contains 500 mg Metronidazole. –
The other ingredients are Tablet core: Cellulose microcrystalline, starch pregelatinised (maize starch), hydroxypropylcellulose, silica colloidal anhydrous, sodium starch glycolate, stearic acid Tablet coat: Hypromellose 2910 (5cps), polyethylene glycol.
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. This medicine does not require any special storage conditions. Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment
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