- 1 Overview
- 2 Usage
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions
- 4 Precautions for OREX M 1%W/W/0.25%W/W GEL and its Constituents
- 5 Symptoms of Overdosage
- 6 Common Side-Effects
- 7 Serious Side-Effects
- 8 Rare Side-Effects
- 9 Technical Classification
- 10 Available Alternatives for OREX M 1%W/W/0.25%W/W GEL
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OverviewOREX M 1%W/W/0.25%W/W GEL is a Schedule H antibiotic.
OREX M 1%W/W/0.25%W/W GEL is composed of: METRONIDAZOLE (1.0 %W/W), CHLORHEXIDINE (0.25 %W/W)
Metronidazole is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections by damaging their DNA. Metronidazole is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and parasitic infections. It is used in infections of the brain, reproductive system, gastrointestinal tract, skin, vagina, and other areas of the body.
Chlorhexidine is an antiseptic that fights bacteria. Chlorhexidine topical (for the skin) is used to clean the skin to prevent infection that may be caused by surgery, injection or skin injury.
UsageMETRONIDAZOLE is generally used to treat: Bacterial Infection, Brain Infection, Deep Skin Infection
CHLORHEXIDINE is generally used to treat: Bacterial Infection
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Not Safe
Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Not Advised for age < 2month
Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Considered as Generally Safe – not enough studies to prove risk
Q: Is it safe to take for someone breastfeeding?
A: Not Safe
Precautions for OREX M 1%W/W/0.25%W/W GEL and its Constituents
Caution should be exercised in patients with
Avoid getting this medicine in your eyes, ears, nose, mouth, rectum, or vagina. If this does happen, rinse with water. Avoid using other medicines on the areas you treat with chlorhexidine topical unless your doctor tells you to. Avoid getting this medicine on your clothing or other fabrics.
Symptoms of OverdosageMETRONIDAZOLE over-dosage can result in: Nausea, Vomit, Dizziness, Loss Of Balance, Seizures (uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs)
Common Side-EffectsMETRONIDAZOLE : Skin Rash, Hives, Agitation, Back Pain, Eyes Blurred Vision, Confusion, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Eyes Pain, Fever, Head Headache, Loss Of Coordination, Nausea, Seizures (uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs), Slurred Speech, Vomit, Black (tar) Colored Stools, Blood Or Red Colored Urine, Nasal Congestion, Runny Nose
Serious Side-EffectsMETRONIDAZOLE : Dark Colored (brown) Urine, Abdomen Pain, Throat Soreness, Eyes Pain, Head Headache
Rare Side-EffectsMETRONIDAZOLE : Chest Pain, Constipation, Rapid Heart Rate (pulse)
Technical ClassificationMETRONIDAZOLE is categorized as:
- AMEBICIDES / ANTI-INFECTIVES
- MISCELLANEOUS ANTIBIOTICS / ANTI-INFECTIVES
CHLORHEXIDINE is categorized as:
- ANTISEPTIC AND GERMICIDES / TOPICAL AGENTS
- MOUTH AND THROAT PRODUCTS / TOPICAL AGENTS
Available Alternatives for OREX M 1%W/W/0.25%W/W GEL
What are the commonly available Substitutes?
|OREX M 1%W/W/0.25%W/W GEL||INR 19.18 for 10 GM GEL||METRONIDAZOLE 1.0 %W/W, CHLORHEXIDINE 0.25 %W/W|
What are the other drugs with similar Ingredients?
|DENTASEP GEL||INR 27 for 15 GM GEL||CHLORHEXIDINE , METRONIDAZOLE|
|FB FRESHORA GEL||INR 8.3 for 20 GM GEL||METRONIDAZOLE , CHLORHEXIDINE|
|FOGUM GEL||INR 6.85 for 10 GM GEL||METRONIDAZOLE , CHLORHEXIDINE 0.25 %|
|HYGINA GEL||INR 40.2 for 15 GM GEL||METRONIDAZOLE , CHLORHEXIDINE|
|METROGYL DG FORTE GEL||INR 38.5 for 20 GM GEL||METRONIDAZOLE 15.0 MG, CHLORHEXIDINE 0.5 %W/W|
|METZINE 0.25%/1% GEL||INR 18.08 for 10 GM GEL||METRONIDAZOLE 1.0 %, CHLORHEXIDINE 0.25 %|
|METZINE C GEL||INR 19 for 10 GM GEL||METRONIDAZOLE , CHLORHEXIDINE|
|NITRA MET 0.25% W/V/10MG GEL||INR 8.25 for 20 GM GEL||METRONIDAZOLE 10.0 MG, CHLORHEXIDINE 0.25 %W/V|
|ORAHEX M 0.25%/.01% GEL||INR 33 for 20 GM GEL||METRONIDAZOLE 0.01 %, CHLORHEXIDINE 0.25 %|
|REXIDIN-M FORTE GEL||INR 49.5 for 15GM GEL||LIGNOCAINE 2 %W/W, CHLORHEXIDINE 1 %W/W, METRONIDAZOLE 1 %W/W|