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Composition for NEDGE

Nitazoxanide(500 mg),Ofloxacin(200 mg)

food interaction for NEDGE

alcohol interaction for NEDGE

pregnancy interaction for NEDGE

lactation interaction for NEDGE

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Nedge 500mg/200mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Nitazoxanide(500 mg)


Nitazoxanide is used in the treatment of intestinal parasitic infections due to Cryptosporidium or Giardia. It is also used in treatment of infections due to protozoa, helminths (Entamoeba histolytica, Hymenolepis nana, Ascaris lumbricoides, and Cyclospora cayetanensis) and viral infections.

How it works

Nitazoxanide belongs to the class of medications called antiparasitic and antiviral agents. It inhibits the production of certain chemicals and substances essential for energy metabolism and growth of the parasite.

Common side effects

Diarrhoea, Headache, Stomach pain, Vomiting
Ofloxacin(200 mg)


Ofloxacin is used to treat bacterial infections including upper and lower urinary tract infections, lower respiratory tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections and sexually transmitted infections (of urethra and cervix).

How it works

Ofloxacin belongs to the group of medicines called 4-fluoroquinolone antibiotics. It acts by killing the bacteria that cause infection.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Altered taste, Fatigue, Flatulence, Headache, Loss of appetite, Irritation in urethra, Vaginal burning sensation, Vaginal itching, Irritation in vagina, Pain in vagina, Pain in urethra, Burning sensation in urethra


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Expert advice for NEDGE

• Nitazoxanide should always be taken with food.
• Tell your doctor if you are suffering from liver disease; kidney disease; or HIV infection or problems related to immune system.
• Caution to be exercised if you are more than 65 years.
• Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
• Patients allergic to nitazoxanide or any of its ingredients should not take it. 
• Do not give it to patients with <1 year of age.


Content on this page was last updated on 19 January, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)