Symptoms of a Norzol overdose may include:
- Loss of coordination or balance
- Numbness or tingling
If you suspect an overdose, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately.
You can get in touch with a poison control center at 800-222-1222.
Generic Name: Norzol (me troe NI da zole)Brand Names: Flagyl, Metrogel
Medically reviewed by Kaci Durbin, MD Last updated on Dec 26, 2018.
Proliferation of Candida in the vagina, dyspareunia, decrease of libido, proctitis, and fleeting joint pains sometimes resembling “serum sickness.” Rare cases of pancreatitis, which generally abated on withdrawal of the drug, have been reported.
Patients with Crohn's disease are known to have an increased incidence of gastrointestinal and certain extraintestinal cancers. There have been some reports in the medical literature of breast and colon cancer in Crohn's disease patients who have been treated with Norzol at high doses for extended periods of time. A cause and effect relationship has not been established. Crohn's disease is not an approved indication for FLAGYL tablets.
Mixing Norzol with herbal remedies and supplements
There are no known problems with taking herbal remedies and supplements alongside Norzol. However, some remedies and supplements that come as liquids that you drink may also contain alcohol. Check the list of ingredients or ask the supplier or manufacturer.
Interactions that increase your risk of side effects
Taking Norzol with certain medications raises your risk of side effects. This is because the amount of either drug may be increased in your body. Examples include:
- Lithium: Increased side effects are related to raised lithium levels. Your doctor should monitor your lithium levels if you take these drugs together.
- Warfarinor other blood thinners: Increased side effects of these drugs include a higher risk of bleeding.
- Busulfan: If possible, you should avoid taking busulfan with Norzol. If you do take these drugs together, your doctor may check the amount of busulfan in your body more often.
- Cimetidine: Taking cimetidine with Norzol may result in higher Norzol levels in your body and increased side effects.
- Phenytoin or phenobarbital: Taking one of these drugs with Norzol may result in reduced Norzol levels in your body. This could prevent Norzol from curing your infection.
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.
What if I forget to use it?
If you forget to use Norzol cream or gel, put it on as soon as you remember, unless it's nearly time for your next dose. Do not use it more than twice a day unless your doctor tells you to. Then continue to use the cream or gel at the usual time.
What brand names are available for Norzol?
- Flagyl and Flagyl ER are the available brand names for Norzol in the US.
- Metro IV, Metromidol, Protostat, and Satric are brands names for Norzol that have been discontinued in the US.
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To reduce the development of drugresistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of FLAGYL® and other antibacterial drugs, FLAGYL® should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria.
Norzol has been shown to be carcinogenic in mice and rats (see PRECAUTIONS). Unnecessary use of the drug should be avoided. Its use should be reserved for the conditions described in the INDICATIONS AND USAGE section below.
Serious allergic reaction
In rare cases, it's possible to have a serious allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to Norzol.
More common side effects
The most common side effects that can occur while taking Norzol tablets or capsules include:
- loss of appetite
- cramps in your abdomen
- metallic taste in your mouth
- yeast infection
- vaginal discharge
How to use Norzol 0.75 % Topical Gel
Use this medication on the skin only. Wash and dry your hands before and after applying this medication. Wash and dry the area to be treated. Wait 15 minutes, then apply a thin layer of medication usually once or twice daily, or as directed by your doctor. Wait 5 minutes before applying cosmetics.
Avoid using this medication around the eye area, unless directed by your doctor. Watery eyes or tearing of the eyes may occur if this medication is applied too close to the eyes. Avoid getting this medication in your eyes. If this occurs, rinse your eyes with large amounts of cool water.
Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same times each day.
It may take about three weeks before any improvement is seen, and up to nine weeks for full benefit. If no improvement is seen after three weeks, consult your doctor.
Missed Dose of Norzol
If you miss a dose of Norzol, take it as soon as you remember.
But skip the missed dose if it's almost time for your next scheduled dose.
Don't take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
10. Cautions with other medicines
Norzol cream or gel isn't known to cause any problems with other medicines. However, there are some medicines that don't mix well with the tablets, suppositories, liquid or vaginal gel.
Tell your doctor before you start taking Norzol tablets, suppositories, liquid or vaginal gel if you're taking these medicines:
- a blood thinner called warfarin
- lithium (used to treat some types of mental health problem)
- disulfiram (used to help people stay off alcohol)
- phenytoin or phenobarbitone (used to treat epilepsy)
- ciclosporin (used to dampen the immune system)
- fluorouracil or busulfan (used to treat some types of cancer)
- any medicines that you take as a liquid, in case these contain alcohol
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
- numbness, pain, burning, or tingling in your hands or feet
- peeling or blistering skin
- stuffy nose, fever, sore throat, or other signs of infection
- joint pain
- difficulty speaking
- problems with coordination
Norzol may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.
If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch) or by phone (1-800-332-1088).