Entakon M

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Entakon M Information

Entakon M is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Capsule. Bacterial Infections, Stomach Infection, Amebiasis are some of its major therapeutic uses. Secondary and off-label uses of Entakon M have also been mentioned below.

The correct dosage of Entakon M depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

The most common side effects of Entakon M are Nausea or vomiting, Headache, Diarrhoea. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Entakon M can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Entakon M are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Entakon M is Severe for pregnant women and Severe for women who are breastfeeding. It is important to know if Entakon M has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Entakon M related warnings section.

Entakon M is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Liver Disease, Heart Disease, Peripheral Neuropathy are examples of such conditions. Other contraindications of Entakon M have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug reaction of Entakon M with other medicines has been reported. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Entakon M is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.

  1. Entakon M Benefits & Uses
  2. Entakon M Dosage & How to Take
  3. Entakon M Side Effects
  4. Entakon M Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Entakon M with Other Drugs
  6. Entakon M Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Entakon M
  8. Entakon M Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Entakon M Benefits & Uses

Entakon M is used to treat the following -

  1. Bacterial Infections Primary
  2. Brain Infection
  3. Stomach Infection Primary
  4. Skin Infections
  5. Reproductive System Infection
  6. Peptic Ulcer
  7. Rosacea
  8. Endocarditis
  9. Amebiasis Primary
  10. White Discharge
  11. Giardiasis Primary
  12. Blood in Stool
  13. Toothache
  14. Bleeding Gums
  15. Dysentery
  16. Bacterial Vaginosis
  17. Trichomoniasis
  18. Peritonitis
  19. Pneumonia
  20. H. Pylori
  21. Intestinal Worms
  22. Diarrhoea Primary
  23. Parasitic Infections Primary
  24. Gonorrhea
  25. Syphilis
  26. Brucellosis
  27. Chlamydia
  28. Pimples
  29. Bronchitis
  30. Psittacosis
  31. Epididymitis
  32. Tonsillitis
  33. Sore Throat
  34. Urinary Tract Infection
  35. Shigellosis

Entakon M Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Entakon M

Metronidazole
Tetracycline

Entakon M Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Entakon M is used -

Entakon M Related Warnings

Is the use of Entakon M safe for pregnant women?

Entakon M can cause severe side effects if taken during pregnancy, so, pregnant women should talk to their doctor before taking it.

Is the use of Entakon M safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Entakon M. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.

What is the effect of Entakon M on the Kidneys?

Entakon M may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

What is the effect of Entakon M on the Liver?

Side effects of Entakon M rarely affect the liver.

What is the effect of Entakon M on the Heart?

Entakon M is not harmful for the heart.

Severe Interaction of Entakon M with Other Drugs

Entakon M should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Entakon M Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Entakon M unless your doctor advises you to do so -

Frequently asked Questions about Entakon M

Is this Entakon M habit forming or addictive?

Entakon M is not addictive in nature.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

After taking Entakon M you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

Is it safe?

Yes, but take Entakon M only as per medical advice.

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, the use of Entakon M in mental disorders is not effective.

Entakon M Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Entakon M

Some foods when eaten with Entakon M can alter the onset of actions. Discuss this with your doctor.

Interaction between Alcohol and Entakon M

No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Entakon M with alcohol will be.

Entakon M FAQs

Question about 2 years ago

Can I discontinue Entakon M on my own without doctors advice?

Dr. Kuldeep Meena MBBS, MD , Pulmonology

Discontinuation of Entakon M on your own can cause unwanted side effects. You are recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine.

Question almost 2 years ago

Is Entakon M effective against candida (fungal infections)?

Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

No, Entakon M is not effective in candida (fungal infections) because it is an anti-amoebic and antiprotozoal drug, it is only effective for bacterial and protozoal infections.

Question almost 2 years ago

Does Entakon M treat urinary tract infections (UTI)?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

No, Entakon M cannot be used in the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTI). This is because Entakon M is effective but is found to be badly-tolerated in patients suffering from urinary tract infections (UTI).

Question over 2 years ago

What is Entakon M?

Dr. Amit Singh MBBS , General Physician

Entakon M is a brand name of metronidazole. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of medication called nitroimidazoles. It has anti-amoebic and anti-protozoal property. It is available in different forms such as tablets, capsules, suspensions, and creams. It is used to treat amoebic and protozoal infections.

Question over 1 year ago

Can i take Entakon M with ibuprofen?

Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Entakon M and ibuprofen can be taken at the same time. There are no known drug interactions found between them.

This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

References

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