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What is the prescribed dosage of Metrogyl 400?

hi i have been prescribed metrogyl 400 for a parasite i caught in mexico. i was told to take 2 three times a day however could not tolerate this. so today was put back to 1 tablet 3 times a day. i weigh 53kg. do you thinhk this dosage will cure my parasite?

Mon, 29 Sep 2014
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Hello
As you stated that you got PARASITIC infection in Mexico , so advised 800 mg metroniazole three times in day .
Most probabaly you are feeling nausea, dizziness , vomiting , abdominal discomfort , metallic taste in mouth , as these are common side effect.
So when such situation arise I prescribe pantoprazole -D two times in day with metronidazole as this will subside these side effects of metronidazole .
Also antacid help in this case.
Take these dosage after meal .
In my opinion the optimum dosage is important . If you take reduced dosage at your own will then resistance may develop ( for parasitic infection).
So get full advised dosages or consult your treating doctor and get his opinion .
Hope this will help you.
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