Metron >About Metazol
In elderly geriatric patients, monitoring for Metazol associated adverse events is recommended (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY, PRECAUTIONS). Decreased liver function in geriatric patients can result in increased concentrations of Metazol that may necessitate adjustment of Metazol dosage (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION).
How it works
Metazol belongs to a class of drugs called nitroimidazole antimicrobials. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions.
Antimicrobials are drugs used to treat infections. Nitroimidazole antimicrobials treat infections caused by bacteria and other organisms called protozoa. Metazol tablets work by killing the bacteria or other organism that’s causing the infection. This relieves the infection.
Metazol oral tablet doesn’t cause drowsiness, but it can cause other side effects.
Common Side Effects of Metazol
Tell your doctor if any of the following side effects become severe or don't go away:
- Mild diarrhea
- Upset stomach
- Loss of appetite
- Cough, sneezing, or runny nose
- Dry mouth or metallic taste
- Dark or reddish-brown urine
- Mouth or tongue irritation
- Vaginal itching or discharge
5. Cream or gel
When Metazol cream or gel is prescribed for rosacea, you'll normally use it twice a day for about 2 months. Treatment can sometimes last longer. Follow the instructions from your doctor or pharmacist.
If you're using the cream or gel for a skin infection, or infected ulcers or wounds, it's usual to put it on once or twice a day. Follow your doctor or pharmacist's instructions, and continue treatment until your infection has healed.
8. How to cope with s >
What to do about:
- feeling sick (nausea) - stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food. You should always try to take your Metazol after a meal or snack.
- being sick (vomiting) or diarrhoea - drink lots of fluids, such as water or squash to avoid dehydration. Take small, frequent sips if you are being sick. Signs of dehydration include peeing less than usual or having dark, strong-smelling pee. If your diarrhoea and vomiting continues for more than 24 hours contact your doctor for advice. Do not take any other medicines to treat diarrhoea or vomiting without speaking to a pharmacist or doctor.
- metallic taste in your mouth or a furry tongue - drink plenty of water and eat plain foods that you usually enjoy. If your tongue is very furry, this could be a sign of thrush - ask your pharmacist or doctor for advice.