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    Information about Nimorazole

    Nimorazole uses

    Nimorazole is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and parasitic infections. It is used in infections of the brain, reproductive system, gastrointestinal tract, skin, vagina, and other areas of the body.

    How nimorazole works

    Nimorazole is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections by damaging their DNA.

    Common side effects of nimorazole

    Headache, Dryness in mouth, Nausea, Metallic taste
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    Dr. Radhika Dua
    MDS, BDS
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    Dr. Shilpa Garcha
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    18 Feb 2020 | 05:22 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Nimorazole

    • 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.
    • Nimorazole used in a high dose or for a prolonged time increases the risk of side effects such as nerve damage. Take it only as prescribed by your doctor.
    • 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.
    • Nimorazole treats infections caused by bacteria and parasites.
    • It may also be used to prevent infections following surgery.

    Frequently asked questions for Nimorazole


    Q. Can the use of Nimorazole cause metallic taste?

    Yes, Nimorazole may cause a temporary metallic taste. This metallic taste can be reduced by staying hydrated, brushing teeth after the meals and chewing sugar-free gum or mints.

    Q. Why it is harmful to drink alcohol while using Nimorazole?

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

    Q. Can I stop taking Nimorazole when I feel better?

    No, do not stop taking Nimorazole. Complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

    Content on this page was last updated on 18 February, 2020, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)