Metrifonate

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Generic Name: Metrifonate Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is metrifonate used for?

Metrifonate is commonly used for treatment urinary schistosomiasis or for patient with Alzheimer’s disease.

How should I take metrifonate?

This drug is taken by mouth. Swallow it whole. Do not chew or crush.

How do I store metrifonate?

Metrifonate is best stored in the refrigerator. To prevent drug damage, do not freeze. There may be different brands of metrifonate that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush metrifonate down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using metrifonate?

Treated patients should not receive depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agents such as suxamethonium until at least 48 hours have elapsed from the time of metrifonate administration.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using this medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from metrifonate?

Some side effects can occur when using this drug, such as:

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with metrifonate?

Metrifonate may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with metrifonate?

Metrifonate may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with metrifonate?

Metrifonate may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using metrifonate.

What is the dose of metrifonate for an adult?

The recommended dose is 7.5-10 mg/kg on three occasions. Intervals of 2 weeks will cure 40-80% of cases.

What is the dose of metrifonate for a child?

The recommended dose is 7.5-10 mg/kg on three occasions. Intervals of 2 weeks will cure 40-80% of cases.

How is metrifonate available?

Metrifonate is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Tablet 100 mg

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of metrifonate, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Review Date: March 18, 2017 | Last Modified: September 12, 2019

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