Ametri contains Metronidazole. Ametri uses:

Ametri is indicated in:

  • All forms of amoebiasis (intestinal and extra-intestinal disease including liver abscess and that of symptomless cyst passers)
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Giardiasis
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Acute ulcerative gingivitis
  • Anaerobic infections including septicaemia, bacteraemia, peritonitis, brain abscess, necrotising pneumonia, osteomyelitis, puerperal sepsis, pelvic abscess, pelvic cellulitis etc.
  • Anaerobically-infected leg ulcers and pressure sores
  • Acute dental infections (e.g. acute pericoronitis and acute apical infections)
  • Surgical prophylaxis (prevention of postoperative infections due to anaerobic bacteria, particularly species of bacteroides and anaerobic streptococci
  • Chronic symptomatic peptic ulcer disease (as an agent of triple therapy to eradicate H. pylori-the most important aetiological factor of peptic ulcer)
Brand Name: Ametri
Generic: Metronidazole
Weight: 400 mg
Type: Tablet
Therapeutic Class: Amoebicides, Anti-diarrhoeal Antiprotozoal
Manufacturer: United Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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Last Updated: November 20, 2020 at 6:15 pm

Introduction

Ametri, a nitroimidazole has an extremely broad spectrum antiprotozoal and antimicrobial activities, with high activity against anaerobic bacteria and protozoa. Ametri is usually completely and rapidly absorbed after oral administration. The half-life in plasma is about 8 hours. About 10% of the drug is bound to plasma proteins. Ametri penetrates well into body tissues and fluids. The liver is the main site of metabolism. Both unchanged Ametri and metabolites are excreted in various proportions in the urine after oral administration.

Ametri

Dosage

Ametri contains Metronidazole 400 mg. Ametri Dosage:

Tablet and Suspension:

Amoebic dysentery: Duration 5-10 Days; 

  • For Tablet: Adults- 750 mg t.i.d. Children- (7-10 years) 500 mg t.i.d. (3-7 years) 250 mg q.i.d. (1-3 years) 250 mg t.i.d.
  • For Suspension: Adults- 800 mg t.i.d. Children- (7-10 years) 500 mg t.i.d. (3-7 years) 200 mg q.i.d. (1-3 years) 200 mg t.i.d.

Asymptomatic amoebiasis: Duration 5-10 Days;

  • For Tablet: Adults- 500-750 mg t.i.d. Children- (7-10 years) 250-500 mg t.i.d. (3-7 years) 250 mg q.i.d. (1-3 years) 250 mg t.i.d.
  • For Suspension: Adults- 500-800 mg t.i.d. Children- (7-10 years) 200-500 mg t.i.d.; (3-7 years) 200 mg q.i.d.; (1-3 years) 200 mg t.i.d.

Hepatic extraintestinal amoebiasis : Duration 5-10 Days (or 2days); 

  • For Tablet: Adults- 500-750 mg t.i.d.; Children- (7-10 years) 250-500 mg t.i.d.; (3-7 years) 250 mg q.i.d.; (1-3 years) 250 mg t.i.d.
  • For Suspension: Adults- 500-800 mg t.i.d.; Children- (7-10 years) 200-500 mg t.i.d.; (3-7 years) 200 mg q.i.d.; (1-3 years) 200 mg t.i.d.

Giardiasis: Duration 3 Days;

  • For Tablet: Adults- 2 g once daily; Children-(7-10 years) 1g once daily; (3-7 years) 750 mg once daily; (1-3 years) 500 mg once daily.
  • For suspension: Adults- 2 g once daily; Children-(7-10 years) 1g once daily; (3-7 years) 800 mg once daily; (1-3 years) 500 mg once daily.

Trichomoniasis: Duration 7 Days;

  • For Tablet: Adults- 250 mg t.i.d.; Children- (7-10 years) 100 mg t.i.d.; (3-7 years) 100 mg b.i.d.; (1-3 years) 50 mg t.i.d.
  • For Suspension: Adults- 200 mg t.i.d.; Children- (7-10 years) 100 mg t.i.d.; (3-7 years) 100 mg b.i.d.; (1-3 years) 50 mg t.i.d.

Trichomoniasis: Duration 1 Day;

  • For Tablet: Adults- 2 g single dose;
  • For Suspension: Adults- 2 g single dose;

Vincent's infection (Ulceration of mucous membrane of respiratory tract & mouth): Duration 3 Days;

  • For Tablet: Adults- 250 mg t.i.d. or 500 mg b.i.d; Children- (7-10 years) 100 mg t.i.d.; (3-7 years) 100 mg b.i.d.; (1-3 years) 50 mg t.i.d.
  • For Suspension: Adults- 200 mg t.i.d. or 500 mg b.i.d; Children- (7-10 years) 100 mg t.i.d.; (3-7 years) 100 mg b.i.d.; (1-3 years) 50 mg t.i.d.

Periodontal infection: Duration 3 Days;

  • For Tablet: Adults- 250 mg t.i.d.; Children- (7-10 years) 100 mg t.i.d.; (3-7 years) 100 mg b.i.d.; (1-3 years) 50 mg t.i.d.
  • For Suspension: Adults- 200 mg t.i.d.; Children- (7-10 years) 100 mg t.i.d.; (3-7 years) 100 mg b.i.d.; (1-3 years) 50 mg t.i.d.

Severe dental infection: Duration 3 Days;

  • For Tablet: Adults- 500 mg t.i.d.; Children- (7-10 years) 100 mg t.i.d.; (3-7 years) 100 mg b.i.d.; (1-3 years) 50 mg t.i.d.
  • For Suspension: Adults- 500 mg t.i.d.; Children- (7-10 years) 100 mg t.i.d.; (3-7 years) 100 mg b.i.d.; (1-3 years) 50 mg t.i.d.

Anaerobic infection: Duration 7 Days;

  • For Tablet: Adults- 500 mg t.i.d.; Children- 7.5 mg/kg body weight t.i.d.
  • For Suspension: Adults- 500 mg t.i.d.; Children- 7.5 mg/kg body weight t.i.d.

Postoperative anaerobic infection (specially in operation abdominal or gynecological surgery): Duration 7 Days;

  • For Tablet: Adults- 500 mg t.i.d. before and after operation; Children- 7.5 mg/kg body weight t.i.d.
  • For Suspension: Adults- 500 mg t.i.d. before and after operation; Children- 7.5 mg/kg body weight t.i.d.

Bacterial vaginitis: Duration 7 Days;

  • For Tablet: Adults- 500 mg b.i.d.
  • For Suspension: Adults- 500 mg b.i.d.

Leg ulcers: Duration 1 Day;

  • For Tablet: Adults- 2 g as a single dose
  • For Suspension: Adults- 2 g as a single dose

Pressure sores: Duration 7 Days;

  • For Tablet: Adults- 500 mg t.i.d.
  • For Suspension: Adults- 500 mg t.i.d.

H. pylori infection: Duration 7 Days;

  • For Tablet: Adults- 500 mg b.i.d
  • For Suspension: Adults-500 mg b.i.d

Antibiotic Associated Pseudomembranus colitis: Duration 7 Days;

  • For Tablet: Adults- 500 mg b.i.d
  • For Suspension: Adults- 500 mg b.i.d

Vaginal Gel:

The recommended dose is one applicator full of Ametri GEL (approximately 5 grams containing approximately 37.5 mg of Ametri) intravaginally once or twice a day for 5 days. For once a day dosing, Ametri GEL should be administered at bedtime.

Suppository:

Anaerobic infections:

  • Adult: 1 g 8 hrly for 3 days, then 12 hrly thereafter until oral medication is possible.
  • Child: 5-10 yr 500 mg. All doses to be given 8 hrly for 3 days, then 12 hrly thereafter until oral medication is possible.

Prophylaxis of postoperative anaerobic bacterial infections:

  • Adult: 1 g 2 hr before surgery, repeated 8 hrly for 3 days, then 12 hrly thereafter until oral medication is possible.
  • Child: 5-10 yr 500 mg 2 hr before surgery, repeated 8 hrly for 3 days, then 12 hrly thereafter until oral medication is possible.

IV Infusion:

Ametri injection should be infused intravenously at an approximate rate of 5 ml/min. Oral medication should be substituted as soon as feasible. Treatment for 7 days should be satisfactory for most patients, but the physician might decide to prolong treatment.

  • For bacterial infections: Adults: 500 mg (100 ml) 8 hourly. Children: 7.5 mg/kg (1.5 ml/kg) 8 hourly.
  • For treatment before and during surgery: Adults: 500 mg (100 ml) shortly before operation, repeated 8 hourly. Children: 7.5 mg/kg (1.5 ml/kg) 8 hourly

 

Side Effects

Side effects of Ametri include gastrointestinal discomfort, nausea, coated tongue, dryness of mouth and unpleasant metallic or bitter taste, headache, pruritus and skin rashes and less frequently, vertigo, depression, insomnia, drowsiness, urethral discomfort, and darkening of the urine. Occasionally there may be temporary moderate leucopenia. Peripheral neuropathy has been reported in patients on prolonged therapy.

Precaution

Ametri should not be used in patients with blood dyscrasia. It is suggested that it should not be given in the first three months of pregnancy. When given in conjunction with alcohol, Ametri may provoke a disulphiram like effect.

Interaction

Ametri interacts with warfarin, nicoumalone, phenytoin, phenobarbitone, fluorouracil, disulfiram, lithium, cimetidine etc.

Pregnancy Lactation use

Not recommended during first & later trimesters. Breast feeding should be delayed until 48 hours after discontinuing metronidazole in the mother.

Contraindication

Ametri is contraindicated in patients with prior history of hypersensitivity to Ametri or other Nitroimidazole derivatives.

Special Warning

 

Acute Overdose

 

Interaction with other Medicine

 

Storage Condition

Store in a cool and dry place. Protect from light and moisture. Keep out of the reach of children

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FAQ

Can Ametri treat yeast infection?

Ametri vaginal will not treat a vaginal yeast infection. You may even develop a new vaginal yeast infection after using this medicine. Watch for symptoms such as itching or discharge during or after treatment with Ametri vaginal.

Does Ametri make you sleepy?

Ametri oral tablet doesn't cause drowsiness, but it can cause other side effects.

Why should I do not forget to take Ametri?

If you miss doses of Ametri, the infection will continue and possibly worsen. Therefore, it is extremely important that you take Ametri for the entire duration of the treatment.

What should I do if I forget to take Ametri?

If you miss a dose of Ametri, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is time for your next dose, do not double the dose, just carry on with your regular schedule.

How should this drug be taken?

Ametri is available as 250 mg tablets and 500 mg capsules. It is also available as vaginal creams and inserts as well as a cream to apply on the skin. If needed, Ametri can also be given intravenously (by the veins). The recommended dose of Ametri will vary depending on the type of infection that is being treated. Ametri can be taken with or without food. You should NOT take any alcohol during your treatment and for at least 24 hours following the end of the treatment.

When Ametri is prescribed?

Ametri is a drug used to treat infections caused by parasites (amoeba) and anaerobe bacteria. It can be given to treat diarrhea caused by Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia, or Clostridium difficile. It can also be used to treat vaginal infections or various types of bacterial infections.

What bacteria does Ametri kill?

Ametri has activity against protozoans like Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia and Trichomonas vaginalis, for which the drug was first approved as an effective treatment. Anaerobic bacteria which are typically sensitive are primarily Gram-negative anaerobes belonging to the Bacteroides and Fusobacterium spp.

What are the side effects of Ametri?

Ametri side effects are notorious for causing an upset stomach and killing your appetite. For many people, the nausea and even vomiting can occur just from the bad taste. Heartburn, constipation, and diarrhea can occur, too.

Side effects of Ametri include gastrointestinal discomfort, nausea, coated tongue, dryness of mouth and unpleasant metallic or bitter taste, headache, pruritus and skin rashes and less frequently, vertigo, depression, insomnia, drowsiness, urethral discomfort, and darkening of the urine. Occasionally there may be temporary moderate leucopenia. Peripheral neuropathy has been reported in patients on prolonged therapy.