Metadoxil 500Mg Tablet (Metadoxine)
Metadoxil 500 Tablet is a liver-protective agent used in the treatment of alcohol intoxication and fatty liver.
Metadoxil 500Mg Tablet is used in the treatment of long-term and severe alcohol intoxication. This medication works by accelerating the clearance of alcohol from the blood. It is also being used nowadays for the treatment of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity syndrome) and Fragile X syndrome.
On using Metadoxil 500Mg Tablet, you may experience side effects of diarrhea, skin rash, drowsiness, and numbness. If your reactions do not go away even after a few days, visit your doctor right away.
Before starting your Metadoxil 500Mg Tablet treatment, discuss with your doctor if: you are taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs, vitamins, herbal and dietary supplements, you are pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant or are nursing a baby, or you have been scheduled for any surgery shortly.
The dosage for Metadoxil 500Mg Tablet is determined by your doctor, taking into consideration your age, gender, medical history, current condition, and responses to therapy. Generally, the prescribed dosage is about 500-1000 mg per day. Try to take your doses at the same time each day.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. The effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Toxicologist before using this medicine.
Major & minor side effects for Metadoxil 500 Tablet
- Itching of skin
- Shaking of the hands or feet
- Abdominal pain
- Pain at the injection site
- Fast heartbeat
Uses of Metadoxil 500 Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
- Alcohol IntoxicationThis medicine is used to treat alcohol intoxication (alcohol poisoning), a condition associated with drinking an excessive amount of alcohol within a short period. The symptoms of alcohol intoxication may include slurred speech, incoordination, mood and behavior changes, coma (in rare cases), confusion, memory loss, etc.
- Fatty liverThis medicine is used to treat alcoholic fatty liver, a condition characterized by increased deposits of fat in the liver. The symptoms of a fatty liver may include weight loss, abdominal pain, a feeling of tiredness, etc.
Commonly asked questions
Onset of actionThe amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
Duration of effectThe amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
Safe with alcohol?Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Is it habit forming?No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
Usage in pregnancy?This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Your doctor may prescribe a suitable alternative based on your clinical condition.
Usage while breast-feeding?This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Your doctor may prescribe a suitable alternative based on your clinical condition.
When not to use it?
Driving or Operating machinery
Interaction with Alcohol
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