Metrogyl Tablet - Uses and Side Effects of the Medication

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Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MBBS on 04 Jan 2019 - Written by Dr. Surveen Ghumman - MBBS - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MBBS

Metrogyl tablet is used for gastrointestinal infections, brain and lung function, gum and tooth infections, kidney infections, blood infections, and post surgery infections especially in case of cesarean deliveries. You need to make sure that Metrogyl tablet is not consumed during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Let’s Discuss in More Details About Metrogyl Tablet:

Metrogyl is an antibiotic medicine to prevent or treat various infections in the body- bacterial infection, protozoan infection and infection due to certain surgery. Even it is suggested post-cesarean section Delivery of babies. Normally, Metrogyl is prescribed to treat dental, gastrointestinal and genital infections in the human body.

Metrogyl Tablet Composition

Metrogyl Tablet is composed of Metronidazole, which works as an active ingredient.

When to Use Metrogyl Tablets?

Metrogyl tablet is used to control, prevent and treat various infections in the body. It kills the bacteria and microorganisms, which cause infection by damaging their DNA. Metrogyl is used for various reasons listed below-

Stomach and intestinal pain

  • Infections such as itching, inflammation, and discomfort in female genitalia.
  • Infections in blood and bones.
  • Gastrointestinal infections with loose stool.
  • Brain and lung infection.
  • Treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Kidney Infection.
  • Gum and teeth infection.
  • Parasitic infections such as Amoebiasis.

How to Use Metrogyl Tablets- Dosage Information

Metrogyl tablets should be used as prescribed by your medical professional. It is available in both 200 and 400 mg depending upon your severity of the issue. Metrogyl should be taken after meal, one tablet per day. However, do not chew or crush this tablet or mix it with any liquid such as water or juice to consume. Metrogyl works best if swallowed with water.

Metrogyl Tablet- Risks & Side-effects

Metrogyl tablet is a very effective antibiotic. However, it is not free from certain physical risks and side effects. There are certain situations where used, Metrogyl can pose risks such as

  • If you have a history of blood disorder.
  • People suffering from or having history of problem in central nervous system-brain, spinal cord or nerves should not consume Metrogyl tablets.
  • If you have a kidney and liver problem, you should not consume Metrogyl tablet.
  • Consumption of alcohol is a big no-no during metrogyl consumption.

Metrogyl tablets can lead to certain side effects under various circumstances such as –

  • Nausea, headache and Vomiting.
  • 4-Dry mouth and metallic taste in mouth
  • Severe agitation if high dosage is consumed.
  • Skin rash and itching.

Skin rash and itching

  • Appetite loss.
  • Problems in vision and eyesight.
  • Constipation.
  • Dry, patchy and yellowing of skin or eyes.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) on Metrogyl Tablet

Question: I am trying to conceive. Can I take MetrogylTablet?

Answer: Metrogyl tablet is used to treat various genital area bacterial infections in women such as Bacterial Vaginosis and Trichomoniasis. Treating bacterial infection is very important for women desiring to be pregnant. Therefore, metrogyl tablets come handy when a woman has issues such as Bacterial Vaginosis, Trichomoniasis, Yeast Infection etc.

Question: Is it safe to take Metrogyl Tablet in Pregnancy?

Answer:Metrogyl tablets are not prescribed to pregnant women during first trimester of pregnancy as it can lead to various issues such as bleeding and in extreme cases miscarriage. Metrogyl tablets are recommended for pregnant women in second and third trimester if the situation is unavoidable.

Question: Can I take Metrogyl Tablet during Breast-feeding?

Answer: Metrogyl is not normally recommended during breastfeeding. This is due to the reason that this medicine gets extracted through breastmilk as well along with other body fluids. Therefore, if a woman can’t avoid taking Metrogyl, she is advised to abstain from breastfeeding for 24 hours after using Metrogyl for maternal treatment.

Question: Should I stop consuming Alcohol if I am using Metrogyl?

Answer: Yes. Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the course of using Metrogyl. Even if you consume alcohol during this phase, spotting of symptoms such as faster heartbeat, rise in blood pressure, headache and breathing problems should be reported immediately to your nearest medical/health centre.

Question: How soon can I see effect of Metrogyl in my body?

Answer: Metrogyl effect can be seen within 1-2 hours of consumption. Regular intake will cure your infection properly.

Hope, this article has helped to address your queries on Metrogyl tablets. Follow Elawoman to get regular updates on fertility health and treatment.

Dr. Surveen Ghumman

Written by

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician

Dr. Surveen Ghumman is an infertility specialist and gynecologist specializing in IVF, Reproductive Endocrinology, Recurrent failures of implantation, Embryology, Fertility preservation and Surrogacy. Dr. Surveen has completed MBBS from Christian Medical College, Ludhiana in 1986 and MD in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Government Medical College, Amritsar in 1991. She has also pursued certificate courses in ART and Clinical Embryology from Manipal University and fellowships in Minimal Access Surgeries. She has also pursued Micromanipulation in ART in the year 2011. Dr. Surveen is practicing at The Fertility Clinic IVF Solutions and Max Super Specialty Hospital. For more information, visit


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Ravi Kumar

Due to heavy smoking, my DNA got affected. Can I have Metrogyl tablet to treat this or should I consult a doctor first?

Oct. 9, 2018, 7:51 p.m. 5.0


Ranjeeta Mehta

My doctor prescribed me with Metrogyl Tablet after my C-section delivery. It feels like dry mouth or metallic taste in the mouth, but there are very minimal side-effects.

Sept. 12, 2018, 2:13 p.m. 5.0


Rita Jordon

I was asked not to consume Metrogyl while I was breastfeeding my baby. Else, it is a good medicine. I had consumed it in the past.

Feb. 16, 2018, 3:04 p.m. 5.0


Michelle Bahre

May be I am giving too much of info, but Metrogyl tablet contains either 200 mg or 400 mg of metronidazole. It fights bacteria inside the body. The tablets also contain lactose and disodium edetate. So in case, you fell ill and you need metrogyl tablet and you don't get it, you can note down this...

Oct. 27, 2017, 2:50 p.m. 4.5


Sandhya Raghuvanshi

Metrogyl tablet in pregnancy is a safe tablet and can be taken without any doubt. Any infection prevailing inside the body needs to be cured especially in pregnancy. So, if anyone gets an infection that can be treated with metrogyl go for it. It's all safe.

Oct. 27, 2017, 2:50 p.m. 5.0

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