Information about Nitazoxanide

Nitazoxanide uses

Nitazoxanide is used in the treatment of diarrhoea and parasitic worm infections.

How nitazoxanide works

Nitazoxanide belongs to the class of medications called antiparasitic and antiviral agents. It inhibits the production of certain chemicals and substances essential for energy metabolism and growth of the parasite.

Common side effects of nitazoxanide

Headache, Nausea, Fever, Hair loss, Vomiting, Abnormal liver function tests, Dizziness, Abdominal pain, Vertigo.

Available Medicine for Nitazoxanide

  • ₹28 to ₹68
    Lupin Ltd
    5 variant(s)
  • ₹40 to ₹76
    Ind Swift Laboratories Ltd
    4 variant(s)
  • ₹20 to ₹27
    Cipla Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹39 to ₹42
    Mankind Pharma Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹30 to ₹213
    Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹21 to ₹94
    Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    3 variant(s)
  • ₹23 to ₹49
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    4 variant(s)
  • ₹19 to ₹43
    Maneesh Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    3 variant(s)
  • ₹43
    Micro Labs Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹75
    Cure Quick Pharmaceuticals
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice for Nitazoxanide

• Nitazoxanide should always be taken with food.
• Tell your doctor if you are suffering from liver disease; kidney disease; or HIV infection or problems related to immune system.
• Caution to be exercised if you are more than 65 years.
• Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
• Patients allergic to nitazoxanide or any of its ingredients should not take it. 
• Do not give it to patients with <1 year of age.

Content on this page was last updated on 14 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)