Metronidazole 200mg/5ml

               Metronidazole 200mg/5ml

Metronidazole is an antibiotic and antiprotozoal medication. It is used either alone or with other antibiotics to treat pelvic inflammatory disease, endocarditis, and bacterial vaginosis. It is effective for dracunculiasis, giardiasis, trichomoniasis, and amebiasis. 

Composition 

Syrup – 200mg/5ml, 125mg/ml

Tablet – 400mg

Class – Antiamoebic, Antibiotic 

Brand- Metrogyl

Mechanism Of Action

Metronidazole diffuses into the organism, inhibits protein synthesis by interacting with DNA and causing a loss of helical DNA structure and strand breakage. Therefore, it causes cell death in susceptible organisms.

Dosage – 15 – 20mg/kg/day  8 hourly

Max dose – 1200mg 24 hourly

Used As – Antiamoebic, Antibiotic

Contraindicated – Not Safe in Pregnancy

* Carcinogenic warning on Label

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