Nizonide 500 Mg
USA Brand Name
About Nizonide 500 Mg
Diarrhea and Parasitic are those infections that Nizonide 500 Mg treats.
It comprises Nitazoxanide and is available extensively across all the leading pharmacies and medical stores. You can buy this medicine only with your doctor's prescription.
Lupin Ltd. is the manufacturer of Nizonide 500 Mg.
When is Nizonide 500 Mg Used?
Nizonide contains an essential ingredient Nitazoxanide, which belongs to the class of drugs known as Thiazolides. Nitazoxanide is used in a broad-spectrum, antiprotozoal, primarily for treating Diarrhea.
Nitazoxanide is also used to treat gastrointestinal parasite infections, including Giardia Lamblia and Cryptosporidium Parvum.
How does it work?
Nitazoxanide is an antiparasitic medication.
It inhibits the production of chemicals and substances like RNA and DNA viruses. These are important for energy metabolism and the parasite's growth.
This medication blocks certain chemicals and pathways through which the microbes sustain and multiply.
Directions to take medicine & its dose
You can take Nizonide 500 Mg at a fixed time as your doctor prescribes. Taking the tablet after your meal is recommended rather than crushing and chewing.
Taking this medication for a more extended period without consulting your doctor is not advisable.
Despite all the beneficial things and good ingredients, Nizonide 500 mg has some negative aspects as well-
- Hair Loss
- Abnormal liver function tests
- Abdominal pain
Prevention is always better than cure. So it's better to inform your doctor about any ongoing medicine you take while prescribed Nizonide. It may show any adverse effects on your health.
Nizonide 500 may interact with blood thinners (warfarin), medications used to treat fits (valproic acid), and anxiety-treating medications (lorazepam).
Nizonide 500 should be administered cautiously when you have any disease related to kidney, diabetes, asthma, and a weak immune system.
It is suggested to avoid the consumption of alcohol, as it may lead to dizziness.
This medicine is only for adults and not for children. Furthermore, preventive advice is given to patients above 65 before taking this medicine, as it may cause breathing difficulty and swelling of the face and mouth.
Women who are breastfeeding or pregnant should avoid taking this medicine. Moreover, hypersensitive people or people with immune system disorders should also avoid this medicine.
You can store this medicine in a dark and dry place at room temperature. But don't forget to keep your tablets safe so you don't damage them.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can be the other alternatives for Nizonide?
This Nizonide has an active ingredient of 500 mg Nitazoxanide, which is also available with numerous strengths and substitutes.
Some of them are Nizonide Oral Suspension and Nizonide 200 Mg Tablet DT.
When should I take Nizonide?
Nitazoxanide is a tablet and a suspension (liquid) that can be taken orally. It is usually taken with food every 12 hours for three straight days simultaneously.
Is Nitazoxanide an antibiotic?
Yes, it is an antibiotic with microbiological traits. It is the same as Metronidazole but without an apparent resistance problem.