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Nizonide Oral Suspension

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Your child’s medicine at a glance

Nizonide Oral Suspension is an antiparasitic medication that is used in the treatment of diarrhea and worm infections in children. It inhibits the growth of the parasite thereby treating the infection.

Nizonide Oral Suspension can be given orally, either before or after food. Prefer giving it after food to prevent chances of stomach upset in your child and to enable better absorption of Nizonide Oral Suspension. The usually prescribed frequency is two times a day. However, this may vary depending upon the type and severity of the infection as well as your child’s body weight and age. Therefore, stick to the dose, time, and way as prescribed by the doctor. If your child vomits within 30 minutes of intake, repeat the same dose but never double up the dose if it is time for the next dose.

Some children may develop minor and temporary side effects after taking this medicine. These include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, headache, dizziness, urine discoloration, and mild skin rash. These side effects usually go away once your child’s body adapts to the medicine. However, in case these side effects persist for long or start bothering your child, you must consult your child’s doctor without any delay.

Do inform your child’s doctor if your child has a heart problem, blood disorder, liver impairment, kidney malfunction, any chronic illness, or history of any prolonged antibiotic course. The doctor must also be aware if your child has ever had any previous episode of allergy. All this information will guide the doctor in planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Nizonide Oral Suspension in children

Benefits of Nizonide Oral Suspension for your child

In Treatment of Infective 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 Oral Suspension helps to treat diarrhea that is caused due to parasitic worm infections. It helps relieve frequent loose motions and also helps your child stay well by preventing them from coming back. Ensure that your child drinks plenty of fluids while taking this medicine.

In Treatment of Worm infections

Nizonide Oral Suspension is given for the treatment of worm infestations in the intestines. It is chiefly given to eradicate different types of roundworms and tapeworms. Usually prescribed for three to seven days, Nizonide Oral Suspension kills the worms in the lumen of the intestine and later expels them out of the body through stools. As a result, your child’s infection is treated.

Side effects of Nizonide Oral Suspension in children

Nizonide Oral Suspension does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of Nizonide

  • Urine discoloration
  • Skin rash
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache
  • Chromaturia (abnormal coloration of urine)
  • Nausea

How can I give Nizonide Oral Suspension to my child?

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Nizonide Oral Suspension is to be taken with food.

How Nizonide Oral Suspension works

Nizonide Oral Suspension exhibits antibiotic and antiparasitic properties due to its detrimental effect on the DNA of infection-causing microorganisms. It is bactericidal and directly kills the microorganism.

Safety advice

Nizonide Oral Suspension is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Nizonide Oral Suspension is recommended.
However, consult with your child's doctor before giving Nizonide Oral Suspension to your child if they have severe kidney disease.
Nizonide Oral Suspension is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Nizonide Oral Suspension is recommended.
However, consult your child’s doctor before giving Nizonide Oral Suspension to your child if they have severe liver disease.

What if I forget to give Nizonide Oral Suspension to my child?

Do not panic. You can give the missed dose as soon as you remember unless your child’s doctor has advised otherwise. Remember not to double the dose to catch up with the missed one. In case of any confusion, do consult your child’s doctor.

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Quick tips

  • 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.
  • To replenish the lost salts and water due to diarrhea, give ORS and plenty of fluids to your child.
  • Do not skip doses and finish the prescribed course, even if your child starts to feel better. Stopping it early may increase the risk of further infection.
  • Discontinue Nizonide Oral Suspension and inform the doctor immediately if your child develops a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or has difficulty in breathing.
  • Never save the medicine for future illnesses since its effectiveness in future infections cannot be guaranteed.
  • Give Nizonide Oral Suspension only when prescribed by the doctor and only to the person for whom it is prescribed. Never share the medicines as they can harm.
  • Some self-care tips:
    1. Make sure your child maintains proper hygiene to prevent infections.
    2. Keep your child’s surroundings clean.
    3. Encourage your child to take proper rest to expedite recovery.

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Chemical Class
Acylsalicylamides (Benzoic acids and derivatives)
Habit Forming
Therapeutic Class
Action Class
Antiprotozoal agents

Patient concerns

Feeling hungry nd after eating imeediate goes to toilet .
Dr. Saurabh Gupta
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
It is important to look for signs of dehydration. Is the patient under treatment of our doctor

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Q. What if I give excess Nizonide Oral Suspension by mistake?

No serious adverse effects have been reported after intake of high doses of Nizonide Oral Suspension. But this does not mean that it is safe to give more than the recommended doses of Nizonide Oral Suspension. In case you have given an excess of Nizonide Oral Suspension to your child, consult your child’s doctor right away.

Q. What should I do if my child shows no improvement even after taking Nizonide Oral Suspension for the prescribed duration?

If the complete dose of Nizonide Oral Suspension fails to provide relief to your child, it could mean that the medicine is not able to act against the infection-causing microorganism. In such a case, visit your child’s doctor who may prescribe some other antibiotic that has a stronger impact on the infection-causing agent.

Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Nizonide Oral Suspension?

Nizonide Oral Suspension can sometimes interact with other medicines or substances. Tell your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Nizonide Oral Suspension. Also, check with your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.

Q. My child’s urine color has changed ever since he started taking Nizonide Oral Suspension. Is it normal?

Yes, it is normal. The chemical properties of Nizonide Oral Suspension may change the urine color. It is a harmless side effect that will subside once the medicine is stopped after completing the treatment.
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