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Last Updated: November 28, 2019

Secnidazole is a drug of anti-infective or anti-parasitic nature. It is a very effective medicine for the treatment of dientamoebiasis. The medicine is not recommended to patients who are lactose intolerant, as the lactose is one of the main ingredients in the composition of the drug. If you are allergic to any other ingredients of the drug you must avoid taking it before due consultation with your doctor. The drug is not recommended to patients who have a history of severe liver or kidney diseases and blood porphyria.

There may be certain allergic reactions to the drug which include an adverse asthma attack, swelling of the tongue, throat or changes in voice, dizziness, hyperventilation, skin irritation such as rashes, hives or redness. The drug may be taken with or without food as the action of the medicine is not influenced by food intake. However it is recommended to abstain from smoking, alcohol, tobacco and caffeine during the course of the treatment. This drug is not administered to breastfeeding or pregnant women, especially those who are still in their first semester due to the potential health complications that may affect the foetus. The drug is known to affect the actions of anticoagulatants and increase the risk of bleeding.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Gastroenterologist before using this medicine.
  • Bacterial Infections

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Seclong ds 1000mg tablet 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?

    Seclong ds 1000mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

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

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Secnidazole as ingredient

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This medication is used to prevent the attack of microorganisms in the body. The medicine administers itself into the bacterial cell. It is then modified to an active form through the decrease of nitro groups to radical anions with the help of bacterial enzymes which interrupts bacterial DNA synthesis.

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