Flagentyl 1000 mg Tablet

Manufactured byAbbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsSecnidazole
Description

Flagentyl 1000 mg Tablet is an effective medicine to treat infections caused by protozoa and certain strains of anaerobic bacteria. It is used to treat infections of the stomach, intestine, urinary tract and genital area.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Flagentyl 1000 mg Tablet

  • Nausea
  • Stomach discomfort and pain
  • Altered sense of taste
  • Allergic skin reaction
  • Vertigo
  • Indigestion
  • Fever and chills
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness

Uses of Flagentyl 1000 mg Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Amebiasis
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Giardiasis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time taken for this medicine to show its effect is subject to vary based on the form of medicine and route of administration.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    It is advised to avoid the uptake of alcohol or alcohol products while taking this medicine. Report any instances of mental disturbances to the doctor while being treated with this medicine.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnancy unless absolutely necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine. It is recommended to avoid the use of this medicine during the first trimester.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women as the amount passed into the breast milk and its effect on the nursing infant is not clinically established.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Secnidazole or any other medicine belonging to the Nitroimidazole group.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnancy unless absolutely necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine. It is recommended to avoid the use of this medicine during the first trimester.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women as the amount passed into the breast milk and its effect on the nursing infant is not clinically established.
General warnings

Renal/Hepatic impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients having an impairment of the kidney/liver function. Use is not recommended if the impairment is severe. Appropriate dose adjustments and more frequent monitoring are advised if the impairment is mild to moderate.

Drowsiness

Use of this medicine has been associated with drowsiness in some patients. It is advised to refrain from driving and operating heavy machinery at least in the initial phase of treatment with this medicine.

Disulfiram

Report the use of Disulfiram (antiabuse medicine) to the doctor. Use of this medicine may cause severe psychosis in some patients and hence co-administration should be prevented.

Bleeding disorder

Use of this medicine may worsen the symptoms of a bleeding disorder. Report any instance of a bleeding disorder, both in the past and present, to the doctor. You may require undergoing some tests to determine the safety of use of this medicine.

Alcohol

Avoid the uptake of alcohol while using this medicine as the risk of adverse effects are significantly high.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose. Symptoms may include nausea, severe stomach pain, confusion, impairment of thinking etc.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Use of alcohol while taking this medicine may cause a Disulfiram-like reaction and cause mental confusion, anxiety, agitation, and impairment of thought and perception.

Instructions

It is advised to avoid the uptake of alcohol or alcohol products while taking this medicine. Report any instances of mental disturbances to the doctor while being treated with this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Warfarin

Cimetidine

Disulfiram

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Flagentyl 1000 mg Tablet as advised by your doctor. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. It is advised to take this medicine at the same time every day. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken after food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by inhibiting the growth of protozoa or bacteria by interfering with protein formation process leading to cell lysis.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Anthelmintics

Schedule

Schedule H

Secnidazole | C7H11N3O3 - PubChem [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 6 June 2017]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/71815

Solosec (Secnidazole) dosing, indications, interactions, adverse effects, and more [Internet]. Reference.medscape.com. 2017 [cited 6 June 2017]. Available from:

http://reference.medscape.com/drug/solosec-secnidazole-1000168
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