Nizonide 500 mg is used to treat illness caused by Giardia lamblia infection in adults and children.
Nizonide 500 mg tablets contains the active ingredient Nitazoxanide, a broad spectrum antiviral and antiparasitic drug that is used in treating various protozoal, helminthic, and viral infections. The drug is indicated for the treatment of infections by Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium parvum in immunocompetent patients and has been repurposed for the treatment of influenza. It has also been shown to have antiparasitic activity and clinical treatment efficacy for infections caused by other helminths and protozoa.
What is Nizonide used for?
Nizonide 500 mg is used to treat illness caused by Giardia lamblia infection in adults and children. The drug is also used to treat illness caused by other helminths and protozoa. Nizonide tablets are used to treat diarrhea caused by Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia lamblia in children who are one year of age and older.
How does Nizonde work?
Nizonide 500 mg tablets contain the active ingredient Nitazoxanide, which works by stopping the growth of certain protozoa that cause diarrhea. It exerts its antiprotozoal activity by interfering with the pyruvate-flavodoxin/ferredoxin oxidoreductase-dependent electron transfer reaction, which is important for anaerobic energy metabolism.
What are the different doses of Nizonide?
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What does Nizonide contain?
Nizonide 500 mg tablets contain the active ingredient Nitazoxanide, a nitro thiazole benzamide compound with a broad spectrum of activity against a wide range of parasites, certain viruses, numerous gram negative and gram positive anaerobic bacteria. It is a synthetic anti-protozoal medicine for oral administration.
What are the side effects of Nizonide?
Like all drugs, Nizonide 500 mg tablets can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them. Check with your physician if any of these common side effects persist or become bothersome:
- Stomach pain
- Discoloured urine
- Upset stomach
Immediately visit your physician, if any of these severe side effects occur:
- Shortness of breath
- Severe or persistent dizziness
- Swollen, face, lips, mouth and tongue
- Bone pain
- Unusual tiredness
- Severe or persistent dizziness
- Trouble breathing
- Skin hives
- Skin rash
- Fast heartbeat
This is not a complete list of all adverse reactions that may occur. If you have questions about adverse effects, contact your physician.
What medications interact with Nizonide?
Nitazoxanide 500 mg tablets have often given to people along with other medicines that are used to treat illness caused by Giardia lamblia infection. So, far the drug does not seem to interfere with the effects of other drugs, however if you prescribed any other medicines, especially Warfarin during the treatment with Nizonide, consult your physician.
It may not be the complete list of all interactions that may take place. Ask your physician, if Nizonide may interact with other drugs that you take. Check with your physician, before you start, stop or change the dose of any drug.
When should Nizonide not be used?
It should not be used in patients with hypersensitivity to any component of the preparation.
How should Nizonide be taken?
- Nizonide 500 mg is available in the form of a tablet. It should be taken by mouth every 12 hours for three days and should be best taken after a meal. Swallow the tablet with a glass full of water.
- Do not skip doses or stop using Nizonide tablets suddenly. Stopping the medicine suddenly may make your condition worse.
- You should only take the number of tablets that you have been told. Visit your nearest medical centre immediately, if you think that you have taken too many Nizonide tablets by mistake.
- The dosage regimen may differ from the information contained in this document. In the case of any confusion, please consult your physician.
How long should you take Nizonide?
Continue taking Nizonide 500 mg tablets for as long as your doctor recommends. Do not take longer than prescribed without checking our physician.
Missed dose of Nizonide
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Leave the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take an extra dose to make up the missed one. Try to take the drug at the same time each day as this will reduce the chance of missing the dose.
How should Nizonide be stored?
- Keep it out of the reach of children and away from pets. Avoid exposure to light, moisture, and heat.
- Do not place it in the bathroom or near a sink.