Nitazoxanide - Drug Information

Generic Name : Nitazoxanide | Pronunciation : nye-ta-ZOX-a-nide
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Latest prescription information about Nitazoxanide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y41.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Amebicides
Drug Information

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Why it is prescribed : 

This medication is an antiprotozoal compound, effective in treating diarrhea caused by Cryptosporidium and Giardia.  It works by stopping the growth of certain protozoa that cause diarrhea.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 


Pregnancy Category :






Category B :

Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications): 

Oral- Cryptosporidiosis, Giardiasis- Adult: 500 mg every 12 hour for 3 days. Child: 1-3 year: 100 mg every 12 hour; 4-11 year: 200 mg every 12 hour; ≥12 years: 500 mg every 12 hour. All doses to be taken for 3 days.

How it should be taken : 

It comes as a tablet and a suspension (liquid) to take by mouth. It is usually taken with food every 12 hours for 3 days.

Warnings and Precautions : 

Caution needed for patients with history of HIV, kidney or liver impairment, problems with immune system, children less than 1 year, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Side Effects : 

  Central Nervous System
- Headache.

- Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting.

Other Precautions : 

Take prescribed dose correctly and not to change the dose or discontinue therapy unless advised by your health care provider.

Storage Conditions : 

Oral: Suspension: Store it at 15-30C (59-86F). Tablet: Store it at room temperature.


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