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  • Anaerobic infection/clostridium difficile infection
  • H. Pylori eradication
  • Fistulating Crohn's disease
  • GI tract infections
  • Leg ulcers and pressure sores
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Acute ulcerative gingivitis
  • Acute oral infections
  • Surgical prophylaxis
  • Invasive intestinal amoebiasis
  • Extra-intestinal amoebiasis
  • Liver abscess
  • Urogenital trichomoniasis
  • Giardiasis
  • Established case of tetanus

Metrozine Tablet 400mg

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Metrozine is an antibiotic and antiprotozoal medication used to treat various conditions caused by bacteria and parasites.

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Metrozine Tablet Uses

Metrozine is an antibiotic and antiprotozoal medication used for the treatment of a range of conditions caused by bacteria and parasites like bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, giardiasis, and bacterial infections of the stomach, liver, brain, spinal cord, lungs, heart, and vagina, etc. It works by stopping the growth and proliferation of bacteria and protozoa. Metrozine is generally taken in the aftermath of attack on the gastrointestinal tract by the pathogens, but not exclusively so.

Metrozine Tablet Uses in Urdu

Metrozine ایک اینٹی بائیوٹک اور antiprotozoal دوا ہے جو بیکٹیریا اور پرجیویوں کی وجہ سے ہونے والے حالات کی ایک حد کے علاج کے لیے استعمال ہوتی ہے جیسے بیکٹیریل وگینوسس، ٹرائکومونیاسس، جیارڈیاسس، اور معدہ، جگر، دماغ، ریڑھ کی ہڈی، پھیپھڑوں، دل اور اندام نہانی کے بیکٹیریل انفیکشن، یہ بیکٹیریا اور پروٹوزوا کی نشوونما اور پھیلاؤ کو روک کر کام کرتا ہے۔ میٹروزین کو عام طور پر معدے پر جراثیم کے حملے کے بعد لیا جاتا ہے، لیکن خاص طور پر ایسا نہیں۔

Metrozine Tablet 400mg formula

  • Metronidazole

Available forms

  • Tablets

Risks and warnings

You should know the risks and warnings of Metrozine to prevent its misuse.

There are some specific circumstances under which the use of certain medications is contraindicated or considered dangerous. So if you are taking any medicine its always a good practice to familiarize yourself with its risks and warnings.

The risks and warnings associated with Metrozine are:

  1. Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Pregnant and lactating mothers are not advised to take Metrozine, unless approved by the doctor, as it can harm the baby's health.

  1. Allergic to Metrozine

People may be allergic to metronidazole, and therefore, consumption of Metrozine leads to an allergic reaction in the body. Tell your doctor about any such allergies. As metronidazole is available under different brand names as well, thus be sure to read the chemical composition of the medicine before taking it.

Allergic reactions can be mild, causing rashes, wheezing, hives etc. or they can be severe as well, known as anaphylaxis. In anaphylactic shock, as the body comes in contact with the allergen, the reaction is triggered in the body, symptoms of which include breathing difficulty, disorientation, nausea, vomiting, etc. If not treated in time, anaphylactic shock can be fatal as well.

  1. Non-susceptible organisms

It is vital that Metrozine be given to patients when the bacteria are sensitive to the drug. Otherwise, the condition will not be abated, and one can then have antibiotic resistance. This condition results due to abuse of antibiotics; bacteria develop resistance to the drugs, and thus renders it useless.

Hence, treating pathogen attacks next time becomes difficult to treat. This is especially true for Urinary Tract Infections.

  1. Seizures

People with a history of seizure or renal impairment should not consume Metrozine, as intake of the drug can trigger seizures.

Moreover, people with a history of conditions like brain tumors, brain injury, or cerebral atherosclerosis that result in seizures should take Metrozine with caution, lest it too triggers a seizure.

In this endeavor, patients should disclose their medical history in detail to the medical practitioner to prevent unwanted consequences.

  1. Kidney failure

Kidneys perform the vital task of removing waste and toxins from the body. Without this natural filtration process, these harmful substances build up inside of the body, leading to all sorts of complications, and even death in extreme circumstances.

As drugs further impose on the kidneys, anyone with impaired kidney functionality will not be able to tolerate high dosages. Thus, if you have kidney problems, you must disclose them to the doctor so they can monitor your dosage accordingly.

  1. Liver diseases

The liver is involved in the metabolism and excretion of drugs in the body. If the liver is unable to function well on account of some condition, it can cause a buildup of the drug inside of the body, leading to grave consequences.

Therefore, people with liver diseases should take Metrozine with caution.

  1. Mental disorders

Metrozine can aggravate pre-existing mental conditions like anxiety and depression. People suffering from these ailments should not only take the medication with caution but also inform their healthcare provider of such problems so that appropriate dosage of medication is prescribed.

  1. Alcohol

You should not mix alcohol with metronidazole as the combination of two can have severe effects on the body.

  1. Peripheral neuropathy

As Metrozine can aggravate peripheral neuropathy, it is suggested that patients suffering from it do not take it.

  1. Menstrual periods

Do not use Metrozine during periods, as it may affect and hamper the absorption of the gel.

  1. Anticoagulants or bleeding disorders

For people using anticoagulants for thinning their blood, or those having any blood disorder, it is recommended that they take Metrozine at the discretion of the doctor.

How to use Metrozine Tablet 400mg?

  • Metrozine can be taken on an empty stomach, or after consuming food
  • It is imperative for the patients to inform the doctor if they get stomach ache or nausea after taking the medicine, as they might be suffering from gastritis
  • The tablet should be swallowed whole, without crushing or chewing
  • Take it with a glass of water to ease the passage of the pill.
  • Follow the prescription and the guidelines provided by your doctor.
  • Talk to your healthcare provider before stopping its use

Metrozine Side Effects

Some possible side-effects of Metrozine include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomit containing coffee grounds
  • Blood in stool
  • Constipation
  • Black stools
  • Acid reflux
  • Anemia
  • Elevation of liver enzymes
  • Diarrhea
  • Serum sickness
  • Risk of infections
  • Crystalluria
  • Eye discomfort
  • Gastric discomfort
  • Lethargy and body pain
  • Headache
  • Hearing impairment
  • Nausea
  • Pancreatitis
  • Sleep disorders
  • Vision disorders
  • Altered taste

Drug Interactions

Drugs that interact with Metrozine include:

  • Probenecid
  • Blood thinners like warfarin
  • Allopurinol
  • Oral birth control pills containing estrogen and progesterone
  • Other antibiotics like chloramphenicol, tetracyclines, sulfonamides, and macrolides
  • Cholesterol-lowering drugs like atorvastatin, rosuvastatin, and other statins
  • Ergot alkaloids
  • Colchicine
  • Oral hypoglycemic agents like repaglinide, rosiglitazone, nateglinide, and pioglitazone
  • Quetiapine
  • Antiarrhythmic drugs like amiodarone and procainamide
  • Benzodiazepine like diazepam, midazolam and triazolam
  • Disulfiram
  • Alcohol

Storage Conditions

  • Store the medicine at room temperature
  • Keep out of reach and sight of children
  • Protect it from sunlight and moisture


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of Metrozine Tablet 400mg in Pakistan?

The Metrozine Tablet 400mg price in Pakistan is Rs. 271.6

What is Metrozine Tablet 400mg used for?

Metrozine Tablet 400mg is used in the following conditions:
  • Anaerobic infection/clostridium difficile infection
  • H. Pylori eradication
  • Fistulating Crohn's disease
  • GI tract infections
  • Leg ulcers and pressure sores
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Acute ulcerative gingivitis
  • Acute oral infections
  • Surgical prophylaxis
  • Invasive intestinal amoebiasis
  • Extra-intestinal amoebiasis
  • Liver abscess
  • Urogenital trichomoniasis
  • Giardiasis
  • Established case of tetanus

What is Metrozine Tablet 400mg composed of?

Metrozine Tablet 400mg is composed of:
  • Metronidazole

Do you need a prescription to buy Metrozine Tablet 400mg?

To buy Metrozine Tablet 400mg you must have a prescription signed by your doctor.


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