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Metsina

Metronidazole BP

NAME STRENGTH PACK SIZE DOSAGE FORM
Metsina-200 200 mg 10X10 Tablet
Metsina-400 400 mg 10X10 Tablet
Metsina 60 200 mg / 5 ml 60 ml Suspension

Description

Metsina (Metronidazole) has an extremely broad spectrum antiprotozoal activitiy and is effective against Trichomonas vaginalis, Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia intestinalis and anaerobic bacteria. Metsina is completely and rapidly absorbed after oral administration. Both unchanged Metronidazole and several metabolites are excreted in various proportions in the urine after oral administration.

Metsina 200 Tablet: Each tablet contains Metronidazole BP 200 mg. Metsina 400 Tablet: Each tablet contains Metronidazole BP 400 mg. Metsina Suspension: Each 5 ml contains Metronidazole as Benzoyl Metronidazole BP.Metsina 400 mg Tablet: Box contains 100 (10x10's) tablets in aluminium strip. Metsina Tablet: Box contains 100 (10x10's) tablets in aluminium strip. Metsina Suspension: 60 ml suspension in Bottle.

All types of Amoebiasis: a) Trichomoniasis (Vaginal and UT infection), Giardiasis, and Gingivitis. b) Anaerobic bacterial infection. c) Leg ulcer and pressure sore.

Oral dosage: For the treatment of Amoebiasis 800 mg thrice daily for 5 days, Child: 7-10 years 400 mg, 3-7 years 200 mg tds; 1-3 years 100 mg every 8 hours for 5 days. Giardiasis: 2g daily for 3 days. Child 1-3 years 500 mg daily; 3-7 years 600-800 mg daily; 7-10 years 1g daily for three days. Trichomoniasis: 200 mg 3 times daily for 7 days or 400 mg every 12 hours for 7 days or 800 mg in the morning and 1.2 gm at night for 2 days, or 2g as a single dose. Child: 50 mg 8 hourly (1-3 years), 100 mg 12 hourly (3-7 years), 100 mg 8 hourly (7-10 years) all for 7 days. Anaerobic infection: 400 mg 3 times daily for 7 days. Child: 7.5 mg/kg every 8 hours. Amoebic abscess: 400 mg 3 times daily for 5-10 days. The course may be repeated after 2 weeks if necessary.

Side effects of Metronidazole include gastrointestinal discomfort, nausea, dryness of mouth, coated tongue, headache, pruritus, skin rash, weakness, unpleasant bitter taste, depression & drowsiness etc. Urethral discomfort, darkening of urine may occur. Temporary and moderate leucopenia and peripheral neuritis may occur as a result of prolonged therapy.

Metronidazole should not be used in patients with active diseases of CNS and in alcoholism. It is suggested that it should not be given in the first trimester of pregnancy. Also Metronidazole should be used with great care in patients with blood dyscrasias and in liver diseases.

Metronidazole is contraindicated for patients with known hypersensitivity to Metronidazole or other Nitroimidazole derivatives.

Metsina 400 mg Tablet: Box contains 100 (10x10's) tablets in aluminium strip. Metsina 200 mg Tablet: Box contains 100 (10x10's) tablets in aluminium strip. Metsina Suspension: 60 ml suspension in Bottle.