What is Trichozole (Metronidazole) used for?
Trichozole (Metronidazole) is a nitroimidazole antibiotic prescribed to treat a variety of bacterial and protozoa infections. It inhibits the growth and reproduction of bacteria and protozoa allowing the immune system to control or eliminate the infection. This medication is normally used to treat amoebic dysentery, pneumonia, or bacterial infections affecting the blood, bones, soft tissues, skin, urinary tract, or respiratory tract. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Trichozole (Metronidazole)?
Trichozole (Metronidazole) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet administered once or twice each day along with a large glass of water and a meal to prevent nausea. These are normally administered for a period of medication lasting one or two weeks to ensure the entire infection is eliminated. Never stop taking the medication before being told to do so, even if your symptoms have disappeared, as the infection may return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Do not change the form of the tablets by splitting, chewing, or crushing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Trichozole (Metronidazole)?
The use of Trichozole (Metronidazole) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Also inform your physician if you experience any serious side effects including vision problems, sores appearing in or around the mouth, numbness, tingling sensations, severe diarrhea that is bloody or watery, seizures, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in more serious cases to prevent further problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Trichozole (Metronidazole) if you are allergic to metronidazole or if you have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also disclose if you have porphyrias, diseases affecting the spinal cord, liver disease, or decreased liver function as these conditions may cause unexpected complications during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Trichozole (Metronidazole). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.