Nizonide 500 Tablet

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Introduction

Nizonide 500 Tablet is an antiparasitic medication, used in the treatment of diarrhea and worm infections. It inhibits the growth of the parasite and thus treats your infection.

Nizonide 500 Tablet should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It should be taken with food, preferably at a fixed time. Avoid skipping any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. Simply take the next dose as planned.

Some people may experience headaches, nausea, fever, hair loss, and vomiting as the side effects of this medicine. Please consult your doctor if these do not resolve or persist for a longer duration. You may be monitored with blood tests and liver function tests throughout your treatment.

Uses of Nizonide Tablet

Benefits of Nizonide Tablet

In Diarrhea

Diarrhea is an increase in the frequency of bowel movements or loose watery bowel movements. It can most commonly occur due to an infection of the digestive tract. Nizonide 500 Tablet helps to treat diarrhea that is caused due to parasitic worm infections. This medicine can relieve frequent loose motions and also help you to stay well by preventing them from coming back. You need to take this medicine regularly to get the most out of it and you should drink plenty of fluids while taking it to make sure you stay hydrated.

In Worm infections

Nizonide 500 Tablet is an antibiotic medicine that helps treat many parasitic worm infections. It works by stopping the further growth of parasites causing the infection. This medicine usually makes you feel better quite quickly. However, you should continue taking it as long as it is prescribed even when you feel better, to make sure that all parasites are killed and do not become resistant. This medicine is generally safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding, but you should ask your doctor.

Side effects of Nizonide Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Nizonide

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Hair loss
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vertigo

How to use Nizonide Tablet

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. Nizonide 500 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Nizonide Tablet works

Nitazoxanide is an antiparasitic medication. It inhibits the production of certain chemicals and substances essential for energy metabolism and growth of the parasite.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Nizonide 500 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Nizonide 500 Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
CAUTION
Nizonide 500 Tablet should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
If you are taking Nizonide 500 Tablet, monitor the baby for diarrhea.
Driving
UNSAFE
Nizonide 500 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Nizonide 500 Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Nizonide 500 Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Nizonide 500 Tablet to treat a variety of parasitic worm infections.
  • It should be taken with food.
  • It can be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take it during pregnancy. Use birth control measures to prevent pregnancy while taking Nizonide 500 Tablet.
  • Your doctor may monitor your blood counts and liver function before you start taking this medicine and regularly throughout your treatment.
  • Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Inform your doctor if you develop signs of infection.
  • Do not skip doses and finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may increase your risk of further infection.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Acylsalicylamides (Benzoic acids and derivatives)
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES

Patient Concerns

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Feeling hungry nd after eating imeediate goes to toilet .
Dr. Saurabh Gupta
Physician
Give tablet bandy plus statTablet nizonide o one tablet twice daily for 3 days
Suffering from loose motion from last three days. Fever 102 degree. Given nizonide bd from last 3-1/2 days. Giving RL 100 ml per hr. not taking anything orally.Please advice further.
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
It is important to look for signs of dehydration. Is the patient under treatment of our doctor
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FAQs

Q. Is Nizonide 500 Tablet effective?

Nizonide 500 Tablet is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Nizonide 500 Tablet too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Can the use of Nizonide 500 Tablet cause dizziness?

Yes, Nizonide 500 Tablet can make you feel dizzy. Avoid driving, operating on machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities, especially during the initial days of your treatment. However, if your condition does not improve, consult your doctor.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Nizonide 500 Tablet?

The use of Nizonide 500 Tablet is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to any other ingredients of this medicine, and if you are suffering from asthma. Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions before taking the medicine.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Nizonide 500 Tablet?

Keep this medicine in the container or pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Nizonide 500 Tablet?

If you forget a dose of Nizonide 500 Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Is Nizonide 500 Tablet safe?

Nizonide 500 Tablet is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

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References

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