Medicine Overview of Entosec Tablet
Entosec 1000 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial & parasitic infections. It is used in infections of the brain, reproductive system, gastrointestinal tract, skin, vagina, and other areas of the body.
Side Effects of Entosec are Headache, Vaginal itching, Vomiting, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Vaginal irritation, Diarrhoea, Taste change.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Entosec 1000 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Entosec 1000 mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections by damaging their DNA.
In Depth Information on Entosec Tablet
Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
- It may cause side effects like nausea, stomach upset, and a metallic taste in the mouth.
- If you are using Entosec 1000 mg Tablet in a high dose or for a prolonged time, there is a risk of more side effects, like nerve damage.
You should not drink alcohol during or for 48 hours after treatment. You may develop nausea, vomiting, flushing and headache if you take it together.
- Inform your doctor if you have a liver disease. Your dose may need to be adjusted in severe liver disease.
Entosec Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Entosec 1000 mg 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.
Entosec 1000 mg Tablet should be used with caution during lactation.
Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Entosec 1000 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Entosec 1000 mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Entosec 1000 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Entosec 1000 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Entosec 1000 mg Tablet, 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.
Frequently asked questions about Entosec Tablet
Q. What does secnidazole treat/cure?
Secnidazole is used to treat intestinal amoebiasis (infection of the intestinal), hepatic amoebiasis (infection of the liver), urthritis (infection of the urethra) and vaginitis (infection of the vagina) caused by Trichomonas vaginalis and giardiasis (parasitic infections)
Q. How does secnidazole work?
Secnidazole is an antiinfective drug that belongs to a class of medicine called nitroimidazole. It works by inhibiting energy production of the disease/infection causing microorganism thereby killing them
Q. How long does secnidazole take to work?
It takes 3 hours for secnidazole to reach it's peak serum concentration. So, maximum time taken to work is around 3 hours
Q. Does secnidazole contain sulphur?
No, secnidazole does not contain sulphur.
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