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Ornidazole is used in the treatment of diarrhoea and bacterial infections

How it works

Ornidazole is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria that cause infections.

Common side effects

Sleepiness, Altered taste, Vomiting, Fatigue, Headache, Allergic reaction, Dizziness, Urticaria, Convulsion, Redness of skin, Angioedema (swelling of deeper layers of skin), Nausea, Itching, Skin irritation, Dry skin, Coating on tongue, Tingling sensation, Numbness, Diarrhoea, Vertigo, Tremor

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Expert advice

  • Swallow the tablet whole with water.
  • Take the tablets during or immediately after a meal. 
  • Consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you have epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, kidney or liver disease.
  • Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant or are breast-feeding before taking this medicine.
  • Do not take ornidazole on an empty stomach, it may cause stomach upset.
  • Do not take the medicine if you intend to drive a vehicle or operate machinery immediately after having ornidazole.

Frequently asked questions



Is Ornidazole an antibiotic?
Ornidazole is an antibiotic


What is it used for?
It cures infections (caused by bacteria or protozoa) of intestine, urinary tract, genital tract and other body parts


Is ornidazole same as metronidazole?
Ornidazole and metronidazole are two different drugs belonging to the same class and are used for the same type of diseases

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Is ornidazole carcinogenic?
There are no reports suggesting the potential of ornidazole to cause cancer.

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