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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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

Nimorazole

Q. Is Nimorazole effective?

Nimorazole 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 Nimorazole too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

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. What if I forget to take a dose of Nimorazole?

If you forget a dose of Nimorazole, 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. Why is it harmful to drink alcohol while using Nimorazole?

Alcohol should be strictly avoided while taking Nimorazole. Moreover, you should avoid alcohol even after 3 days of finishing the complete course. 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 Nimorazole safe?

Nimorazole 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. 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. Hence, if you stop taking the medicine before completing the course, your infection may come back. Consult your doctor before you stop taking Nimorazole and follow their advice.

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