What Other Drugs Interact with Mecozol?
If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.
Severe Interactions of Mecozol include:
Mecozol has serious interactions with at least 39 different drugs.
Mecozol has moderate interactions with at least 117 different drugs.
Mecozol has mild interactions with at least 84 different drugs.
This information does not contain all possible interactions or adverse effects. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share this information with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your health care professional or doctor for additional medical advice, or if you have health questions, concerns or for more information about this medicine.
Warfarin And other Oral Anticoagulants
Mecozol has been reported to potentiate the anticoagulant effect of warfarin and other oral coumarin anticoagulants, resulting in a prolongation of prothrombin time. When FLAGYL is prescribed for patients on this type of anticoagulant therapy, prothrombin time and INR should be carefully monitored.
Drugs you should not take with Mecozol
Disulfiram: Do not take disulfiram with Mecozol. Doing so can cause dangerous effects in your body. Using it with Mecozol can cause psychotic reactions. Symptoms can include:
- hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that aren’t real)
- delusions (believing things that aren’t real)
Do not take Mecozol if you’ve taken disulfiram in the last two weeks.
Drugs That Induce CYP450 Enzymes
The simultaneous administration of drugs that induce microsomal liver enzymes, such as phenytoin or phenobarbital, may accelerate the elimination of Mecozol, resulting in reduced plasma levels; impaired clearance of phenytoin has also been reported.
In elderly geriatric patients, monitoring for Mecozol associated adverse events is recommended (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY, PRECAUTIONS). Decreased liver function in geriatric patients can result in increased concentrations of Mecozol that may necessitate adjustment of Mecozol dosage (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION).
What Is Metron >
Mecozol is the generic form of the brand name drug Flagyl, which is used to treat bacterial infections of the skin, vagina, stomach, joints, or respiratory tract.
The drug is sometimes used with other medicines to treat stomach ulcers.
Mecozol is an antibiotic, which works by killing bacteria in your body.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first approved Mecozol in 1963. It's manufactured as Flagyl by the G.D. Searle division of Pfizer Inc.