Information about Ornidazole

Ornidazole Uses

Ornidazole 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 Ornidazole works

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

Common side effects of Ornidazole

Sleepiness, Tiredness, Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Dizziness, Vertigo, Tremor, Skin reaction, Numbness of extremity
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Available Medicine for Ornidazole

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Expert advice for Ornidazole

  • Ornidazole treats infections caused by bacteria and parasites.
  • It may also be used to prevent infections following surgery.
  • 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.
  • Ornidazole 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.

Frequently asked questions for Ornidazole


Q. What is Ornidazole?

Ornidazole belongs to a group of medicines called antibiotics. It works by killing the harmful microorganisms that can cause 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.

Q. Is Ornidazole safe?

Ornidazole 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. How is Ornidazole administered?

Ornidazole should be administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor only and should not be self-administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Ornidazole.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?

No, Ornidazole should be used in the recommended dose only. Overdose of Ornidazole can increase the risks of side effects. If your condition does not improve or worsen during the treatment with this medicine, consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Ornidazole?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Ornidazole?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

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

No, do not stop taking Ornidazole and complete the full course of treatment even if you are feeling better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. Can I take alcohol while on Ornidazole?

No, you should not take alcohol while being on treatment with Ornidazole. Alcohol consumption may worsen the dizziness and sleepiness caused by Ornidazole. It would be best to consult your doctor if you have any doubts.


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