COMPEBA is A nitroimidazole antibiotic, Anti-infective, Antiprotozoal,amebicide. Metronidazole is nitro imidazoles which have broad spectrum cidal activity against Protozoa and some anaerobic bacteria. Its selective toxicity to anaerobic microbes involves 1. Drug enters the cell by diffusion, 2. Nitro group of drug is reduced by redox proteins present only in anaerobic organisms to reactive nitro radical which exerts cytotoxic action by damaging DNA and other critical biomolecules. 3. DNA helix destabilization & strand breakage has been observed. Absorption: Well absorbed orally, Distribution: Widely distributed,
A nitroimidazole antibiotic, Anti-infective, Antiprotozoal,amebicide.
Pharmacokinetics: Absorption: Well absorbed orally, Distribution: Widely distributed,
Pregnancy Information: ['Use with caution', 'First trimester:contra indicated']
Overdose Effect: Treatment is supportive & symptomatic. Drug is removed by induced emesis, gastric lavage, and administration of activated charcoal & use of cathartics. For controlling seizures diazepam & phenytoin may be used.
Missed Dosage: Take the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.