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Can taking Metrogyl 400 be safe for loose motions?

what is the best medicine for loose motion my stomach gone worse after taking bactrim ds i could never recover my sotmach after that i alway having loose motions and dr. suggested me metrogyl 400. it seems this medicine is working and getting relief but don't know how long i should take this medicine.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
welcome to hcm,
yes obviopusly your doctor was correct in prescribing you metronidazole i recommend to take the drug twice morning and evening after food for 3 days.
have adequate fluid intake to prevent dehydration
take electrolytes if necessary
hope that will be enough
with regards
Dr.Amarnath
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Diabetologist Dr. Saumya Mittal 's  Response
Hi, welcome to our site. I am Dr Saumya Mittal, MD.

Read your query. That is a very significant question and i appreciate your problem. I will try my best to answer your query

There may be 2 main causes of loose stools (for the discussion here)- one is an infective cause. There may have been some added infection. In this case, the antibiotic metrogyl may be a very very good choice to control loose stools. The usual duration for this is 5-7 days.

The other possible cause is an antibiotic induced loose stools. A course of prebiotics like sporolac may help. Also avoidance of antibiotics that caused loose motion may help.

Best also to test a stool routine and microscopy

I hope this helps you. Inform the reports mentioned above/if any other so I can be of help further.

I have given you the answer to the maximum considering the information provided. The results of the tests could further enhance my answer to you.

Please do understand that some details could be extracted from a detailed history and examination.

Please feel free to ask another query. I would be glad to help you. Looking forward to your return query with the details asked so that I can help you further.
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Best of luck.
Dr Mittal.
MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine), CC (Diabetes Mellitus), DNB (Neurology)
Consultant Physician and Diabetologist
JS Hospital
Ex Apollo Hospital, Delhi
Ex Kailash Hospital, Noida
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