Nitazoxanide is used in the treatment of certain parasitic infections in the intestines. Nitazoxanide is an antiparasitic agent which works by interfering with the production of certain substances that are needed by the parasite to live. Nitazoxanide is an effective first-line treatment for infection by blastocystis species. It is also an effective treatment for infections caused by other protozoa and helminths. Nitazoxanide is available in two oral dosage forms: a 500 mg tablet and an oral suspension 100 mg per 5 ml when reconstituted.
It can also be used in the treatment of Chronic hepatitis B, Chronic hepatitis C. It is advised to talk to your doctor before taking this medication to inform them of all the medication you’re on, the allergies you have and you’re medical history. Some known side effects include: breathing problems, fast, irregular heartbeat, fever, chills, redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth, tremor, unusual bleeding, bruising, unusually weak or tired. Some allergic reactions include: skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue. Some of the more serious side effects include: bone, muscle pain, diarrhea, dizziness, dry mouth, headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, urine discoloration.
Is It safe with alcohol?Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Zoxakind o 100 mg/50 mg syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
Does this affect kidney function?Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
Does this affect liver function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Nitazoxanide as ingredient
This medication works by preventing the activity of the microbes by blocking certain pathways and channels that the microbes need in order to sustain and multiply. It works by interfering with the electron transfer reaction, which is a prerequisite function of microorganisms.
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