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Brand name: Metrogyl

Metrogyl is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) metronidazole. On this page you will find out more about Metrogyl, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: metronidazole

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Metrogyl 400 mg uncoated tablet, 21

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

INDICATIONS AS AT 11 MAY 2000 : Metronidazole is indicated in the oral treatment of: 1.Urogenital trichomoniasis in the female (trichomonal vaginitis) and in the male. The male consort of females suffering from urogenital trichomoniasis should be treated concurrently. 2.Bacterial vaginosis. 3.All forms of amoebiasis (intestinal and extra-intestinal disease). 4.Giardiasis. 5.Acute ulcerative gingivitis. 6.Anaerobic infections including: septicaemia, bacteraemia, brain abscess, necrotising pneumonia, osteomyelitis, puerperal sepsis, pelvic abscess, pelvic cellulitis and postoperative wound infections, in which the pathogens have been identified as Bacteroides fragilis and other species of bacteroides, and other species such as fusobacteria, eubacteria, clostridia and anaerobic streptococci. Metronidazole may be used prophylactically to prevent infection by anaerobic organisms of the surgical site following appendicectomy, colonic surgery, vaginal hysterectomy, abdominal surgery in the presence of anaerobes in the peritoneal cavity and surgery performed in the presence of anaerobic septicaemia.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance 12.5 mm yellow normal convex tablet marked MZ/400 on one side, G on reverse

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Dosage Form Tablet, uncoated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
21: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
5: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 3 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

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