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ORNIGYL IV 500MG INFUSION

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Composition FOR ORNIGYL

Ornidazole(500 mg)

food interaction for ORNIGYL

alcohol interaction for ORNIGYL

pregnancy interaction for ORNIGYL

lactation interaction for ORNIGYL

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Ornigyl iv 500mg infusion with food.
Ornigyl iv 500mg infusion may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
UNSAFE
Ornigyl iv 500mg infusion 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.

SALT INFORMATION FOR ORNIGYL

Ornidazole(500 mg)

Uses

Ornigyl iv 500mg infusion is used in the treatment of diarrhoea and bacterial infections

How it works

Ornigyl iv 500mg infusion is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria that cause infections.

Common side effects

Sleepiness, Altered taste, Vomiting, Fatigue, Headache, Allergic reaction, Dizziness, Urticaria, Convulsion, Redness of skin, Angioedema (swelling of deeper layers of skin), Nausea, Itching, Skin irritation, Dry skin, Coating on tongue, Tingling sensation, Numbness, Diarrhoea, Vertigo, Tremor

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Expert advice FOR ORNIGYL

  • Swallow the tablet whole with water.
  • Take the tablets during or immediately after a meal. 
  • Consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you have epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, kidney or liver disease.
  • Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant or are breast-feeding before taking this medicine.
  • Do not take ornidazole on an empty stomach, it may cause stomach upset.
  • Do not take the medicine if you intend to drive a vehicle or operate machinery immediately after having ornidazole.

Frequently asked questions FOR ORNIGYL

Ornidazole

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Is ornidazole an antibiotic?
Yes, ornidazole is an antibiotic and is a nitroimidazole derivative. It is active against anaerobic organisms and microbes like giardia, entamoeba, and trichomonas. Consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infections.

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What does ornidazole treat?
Ornidazole is used for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis (nonspecific vaginal infection), trichomoniasis, amoebiasis, giardiasis, and infections due to anaerobic bacteria. Consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infections.

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Is ornidazole safe in lactation?
It is not known whether ornidazole passes into the human milk or not. It is advisable that you should not take ornidazole if you are breastfeeding or breastfeeding should be stopped. Consult your doctor before taking the drug if you are breastfeeding.

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Is ornidazole safe in pregnancy?
There are no studies on the safety of ornidazole when used in pregnancy. So, it is advisable that the drug should not be used during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor prior to taking the drug if you are pregnant.

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Are ornidazole and metronidazole the same?
Both ornidazole and metronidazole belong to the same class of drugs and are nitroimidazole derivatives. They have a similar mechanism of action and are active against similar microbes. However, ornidazole has a longer half-life, so it is given once a day and also has lesser side effects compared to metronidazole. Talk to your doctor before taking any antibiotics.

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Is ornidazole carcinogenic?
Ornidazole has not shown to cause any carcinogenic effect in humans. Talk to your doctor in case you have any further concerns regarding the same.

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Is ornidazole safe?
Ornidazole is a safe medicine if taken in the dose for a duration as advised by the doctor.

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How long does ornidazole take to work?
After oral administration, ornidazole is rapidly absorbed and takes less than three hours to reach peak concentrations in the blood. It is well distributed in the tissues.

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