Secnil 500mg Injection

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Introduction

Secnil 500mg Injection is an antibiotic medicine that helps your body fight infections caused by bacteria and parasites. It is used to treat infections of the liver, stomach, intestines, vagina, brain, heart, lungs, and skin.

Secnil 500mg Injection helps prevent an infection after surgery. It is also used in the treatment of dental infections, leg ulcers, and pressure sores. This injection is administered under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Your symptoms may get better after a short time but you should finish the full course of treatment, even if you feel well, otherwise, the infection may come back. Do not drink any alcohol while taking this medicine and for some days after stopping it. Otherwise, you may get unpleasant side effects like nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain.

The most common side effects of this medicine are headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and dryness or metallic taste in the mouth. These are usually mild but let your doctor know if they bother you or last more than a few days. You can try using sugarless candies or lozenges to overcome any dryness or metallic taste in the mouth.

Before using this medicine, inform your doctor if you are allergic to any medicine or have any kidney or liver problems, or any disease of the nervous system. Your doctor may change the dose or prescribe a different medicine. This medicine should not be taken if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless it is necessary and prescribed by your doctor.

Uses of Secnil Injection

  • Bacterial & parasitic infections

Benefits of Secnil Injection

In Bacterial & parasitic infections

Secnil 500mg Injection helps treat many different infections caused by bacteria and other parasites. It works by killing and stopping the growth of the bacteria and parasites that cause the infection. This medicine usually makes you feel better quite quickly. However, you should continue using it as long as it is prescribed even when you feel better, to make sure that all bacteria and parasites are killed and the infection does not return back.

Side effects of Secnil Injection

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 Secnil

  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Metallic taste

How to use Secnil Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Secnil Injection works

Secnil 500mg Injection is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections by damaging their DNA.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Secnil 500mg Injection may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Secnil 500mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CAUTION
Secnil 500mg Injection 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.
Driving
UNSAFE
Secnil 500mg Injection 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 Secnil 500mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Secnil 500mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Secnil 500mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Secnil Injection?

If you miss a dose of Secnil 500mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Secnil 500mg Injection treats infections caused by bacteria and parasites.
  • It may also be used to prevent infections following surgery.
  • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor, even if you feel better.
  • It may cause side effects like nausea, stomach upset, and a metallic taste in the mouth.
  • Do not drink alcohol during or for 2-3 days after treatment with this medicine. You may develop nausea, vomiting, flushing and headache.
  • Inform your doctor if you have  liver disease. Your dose may need to be adjusted in severe liver disease.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Nitroimidazole
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
5-Nitroimidazole (Antiprotozoal & Antibacterial)

Patient Concerns

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Scar on face due to bacterial infections
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Pic is not clear, plz visit for proper opinion
I have a history of recurring yeast and bacterial vaginosis infections.
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
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FAQs

Q. Is Secnil 500mg Injection effective?

Secnil 500mg Injection 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 Secnil 500mg Injection too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. How is Secnil 500mg Injection administered?

Secnil 500mg Injection should be administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor only and should not be self-administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Secnil 500mg Injection.

Q. Why is it harmful to drink alcohol while using Secnil 500mg Injection?

Alcohol should be strictly avoided while taking Secnil 500mg Injection and for at least 3 days after completely stopping the medicine. Drinking alcohol can cause an unpleasant reaction (Disulfiram reaction) with symptoms such as stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, headache, flushing or redness of the face.

Q. Is Secnil 500mg Injection safe?

Secnil 500mg Injection 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.

Q. What are the side effects of Secnil 500mg Injection?

The most common side effects of Secnil 500mg Injection are headache, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, vaginal yeast infection and vaginal itching. These side effects are usually not bothersome. But if you are concerned or if any of these persists for a long duration, consult your doctor.

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References

  1. MedIndia. Secnidazole. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Expires on or after: August, 2021

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