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What is Metrogyl used for?

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Virtual Medical Centre states that Metrogyl is a brand name for metronidazole and is used to treat bacterial infections, including bacterial vaginosis and peptic ulcer disease caused by helicobacter pylori. Metrogyl interferes with the DNA synthesis of bacteria.

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Metrogyl has the side effects of diarrhea, nausea, and a metallic taste in the mouth. More adverse reactions include allergy, fever, headache, vomiting, dizziness and tongue inflammation.

The recommended Metrogyl dosage for adults is typically 200 to 400 milligrams every 8 to 12 hours, with a maximum dose of up to 4 grams a daily. For children, the recommended dose is 5 milligrams per kilogram of body weight every 8 hours. Metrogyl can also be given rectally, with altered dosing for that method.

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