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    Information about Nitazoxanide

    Nitazoxanide uses

    Nitazoxanide is used in the treatment of diarrhea and worm infections.

    How nitazoxanide works

    Nitazoxanide is an antiparasitic medication. 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
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    Expert advice for Nitazoxanide

    • You have been prescribed Nitazoxanide to treat a variety of parasitic worm infections.
    • It should be taken with food.
    • If you are unable to swallow the whole tablet, it may be crushed or chewed and swallowed with a full glass of water.
    • It can be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Use birth control measures to prevent pregnancy while taking Nitazoxanide.
    • Your doctor may monitor your blood counts and liver function before you start taking this medicine and regularly throughout your treatment.
    • Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Inform your doctor if you develop signs of infection.
    • Do not skip doses and finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may increase your risk of further infection.