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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Lumenta 250mg/300mg/25mg tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
UNSAFE
Lumenta 250mg/300mg/25mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

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Diloxanide(250 mg)

Uses

Diloxanide is used in the treatment of parasitic worm infections and intestinal amoebiasis.

How it works

Diloxanide belongs to the class of medications called luminal amoebicide. It acts inside the bowel (lumen of the bowel) to kill the infection causing amoeba.

Common side effects

Nausea, Headache, Abdominal pain, Hair loss, Vomiting, Abnormal liver function tests, Fever, Dizziness, Vertigo
Tinidazole(300 mg)

Uses

Tinidazole is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
It is used in infections of the brain, reproductive system, gastrointestinal tract, skin, vagina, and other areas of the body.

How it works

Tinidazole is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections by damaging the DNA.

Common side effects

Nausea, Headache, Dry mouth, Metallic taste
Simethicone(25 mg)

Uses

Simethicone is used in the treatment of bloating and abdominal pain.

How it works

Simethicone disintegrates the gas bubbles and allows easy passage of gas.

Common side effects

Coating on tongue

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  • Do not drive or operate machinery as you may feel dizzy after taking diloxanide.
  • Contact your doctor immediately if you experience signs of an allergic reaction such as reddening of skin, itching, difficulty in breathing or swelling.
  • Do not stop diloxanide treatment suddenly as it is important to finish the full course of this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.

Frequently asked questions FOR LUMENTA

Diloxanide

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Is diloxanide furoate an antibiotic?
Yes. Diloxanide furoate or diloxanide is luminal amoebicidal agent used in the treatment of infections of the intestine caused by amoeba (a type of organism)

Q.

Is diloxanide furoate banned?
Diloxanide furoate or diloxanide is banned by the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA)

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What is diloxanide furoate?
Diloxanide furoate or diloxanide belongs to the class of medications called luminal amoebicide that acts inside the intestine to kill infection causing amoeba (a type of organism)

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What is it used for?
It is used alone or along with medications (metronidazole and tinidazole) for the treatment of long-term or severe infection of the intestine caused by amoeba (chronic or acute intestinal amoebiasis).

Tinidazole

Q.

Is tinidazole or Fasigyn an antibiotic/sulfa drug?
Tinidazole is an antibiotic/anti-protozoal/anti-amoebic drug. It is not a sulfa drug

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Is tinidazole available or sold over the counter?
No. Tinidazole is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold over the counter

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Is tinidazole the same as metronidazole/Flagyl?
Tinidazole is different from metronidazole (also called as Flagyl). However, both of them belong to the same class of drugs

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Is tinidazole/Fasigyn safe?
Yes. Tinidazole is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor

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What are Tiniba and Fasigyn used for?
Tiniba and Fasigyn are brand names of tinidazole available in the market. They are used for the same indications as tinidazole

Q.

Can I take tinidazole with fluconazole/Tylenol/ibuprofen?
Tinidazole can be taken with fluconazole/Tylenol (paracetamol)/ibuprofen only if prescribed by your doctor

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Does tinidazole cure bacterial vaginosis and UTI?
Tinidazole is effective in the treatment of bacterial vaginosis. But it is not used for treatment of UTI

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Does tinidazole cause yeast infections/diarrhea/cancer?
Prolonged use of tinidazole may cause candida or yeast infections. There is no evidence of tinidazole causing cancer. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor

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Does tinidazole treat Chlamydial or urinary tract infections?
Yes. Tinidazole is used to treat Chlamydial infections, but is not effective for treating a urinary tract infection

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Does tinidazole affect birth control?
There is no evidence of tinidazole affecting birth control. Please consult your doctor to confirm whether you require a secondary birth control measure while taking tinidazole.

Simethicone

Q.

Is simethicone antacid?
No. Simethicone is not an antacid. But it is used in preparations which are used as antacid

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Does it contain aspirin?
It does not contain aspirin

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Is simethicone available over the counter?
Yes. Simethicone is sold over the counter without a prescription

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Is simethicone gluten free?
Yes. Simethicone is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

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Is simethicone safe?
Yes. Simethicone is relatively safe

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Is it safe for babies?
Safe for infants and babies, if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor

Q.

Is it safe to take simethicone daily?
It is advisable to take simethicone only as per the instructions of the doctor

Q.

Is simethicone good for gas?
Yes. Simethicone is effective in the treatment of gas

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Does it have any side effects?
It does not have any known serious side-effects

Q.

Can I take simethicone with ibuprofen, famotidine, lansoprazole, omeprazole, antibiotics, ranitidine, ciprofloxacin, Pepto-bismol, or Depakote?
Yes. Simethicone can be taken with ibuprofen, famotidine, lansoprazole, omeprazole, antibiotics, ranitidine, ciprofloxacin, Pepto-bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) or Depakote (divalproate sodium), if prescribed by your doctor

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Does simethicone cause nausea or constipation?
Simethicone is not known to cause nausea or constipation. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor

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Is simethicone effective against acid reflux?
Simethicone is effective in controlling acid reflux if combined with an antacid.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)