Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid

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

Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid Benefits & Uses

Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid 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. Urinary Tract Infection Primary

Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid

Metronidazole
Nalidixic Acid

Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Headache Common
  3. Dry Mouth Mild
  4. Metallic taste in mouth
  5. Skin redness
  6. Skin Burning
  7. Sensation of Stinging
  8. Vaginal inflammation
  9. Erythema
  10. Contact Dermatitis Moderate
  11. Depression Moderate
  12. Vaginal discharge
  13. Influenza like symptoms
  14. Abdominal Pain Mild
  15. Dizziness Mild
  16. Skin irritation
  17. Agitation
  18. Blurred vision
  19. Fever Severe
  20. Constipation Severe
  21. Loss of appetite
  22. Convulsion
  23. Vaginal Irritation
  24. Gastric Irritation
  25. Rash
  26. Drowsiness
  27. Vertigo Moderate
  28. Visual Disturbance
  29. Seizures (uncontrollable jerking of limbs)

Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid Related Warnings

Is the use of Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid safe for pregnant women?

Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid may cause moderate side effects during pregnancy. If you feel its harmful effects, then stop taking this drug immediately, and do not take Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid again without your doctor's advice.

Is the use of Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid safe during breastfeeding?

Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid does not show any harmful effects in lactating women.

What is the effect of Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid on the Kidneys?

Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

What is the effect of Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid on the Liver?

Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

What is the effect of Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid on the Heart?

Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid is not harmful for the heart.

Severe Interaction of Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid with Other Drugs

Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Liver Disease
  2. Kidney Disease
  3. Heart Disease
  4. Diabetes
  5. Peripheral Neuropathy
  6. Calcium Deficiency
  7. Potassium Deficiency
  8. Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  9. Allergy
  10. Liver Disease
  11. Liver Cirrhosis
  12. Kidney Disease
  13. Diabetes
  14. Ulcerative Colitis
  15. Myasthenia Gravis (MG)

Frequently asked Questions about Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid

Is this Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid habit forming or addictive?

Forming a habit of Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid has not been reported.

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

Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid as it does not make you drowsy.

Is it safe?

There are no side effects of Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid, so it is safe for use.

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid is not used to treat mental disorders.

Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid

Taking Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid with food does not cause any problems.

Interaction between Alcohol and Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid

Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid with alcohol.

Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid FAQs

Question over 1 year ago

Is Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid nephrotoxic?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , General Physician

No, Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid is not nephrotoxic (kidney damaging). However, if this drug is taken unnecessarily in excessive dosage then it can lead to kidney damage. 

Question over 1 year ago

Does Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid treat urinary tract infections (UTI)?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

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

Question almost 2 years ago

How long can I safely take Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid?

Dr. Rahul Poddar MBBS, DNB, MBBS, DNB , General Surgery

Take Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid as directed by your doctor. Do not discontinue the drug suddenly or take it longer than prescribed.

Question about 1 year ago

Does Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid cause constipation?

ravi udawat MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid can cause constipation and other stomach related side effects such as nausea, abdominal cramps, and stomach discomfort. You are recommended to eat non-spicy light meals along with fibrous fruits to avoid constipation and other stomach related problems. However, in case of severe constipation please inform your doctor right away.

Question over 1 year ago

Can Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid cause high blood sugar?

Dr. B. K. Agrawal MBBS, MD , Cardiology, General Physician, Internal Medicine

No, Metronidazole + Nalidixic Acid cannot cause hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). There are no known cases. However, if you are in doubt you can discuss with your doctor to find out exact the cause for high blood sugar levels.

This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

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