Trade Names/Brand Names :
Avrazor, Biteral, Borneral, Dazolic, Invigan, Mebaxol, Oniz, Orni, Ornid, Ornidazol Biocrom, Ornidazol Gemepe, Ornidazol Richet, Ornidazole Serb, Ornidazol-Vero, Ornidone, Ornil, Ornisid, Ornitop, Robic, Tiberal, Tibéral, Xynor
Why it is prescribed :
This medication is an antiamoebic agent, prescribed for amoebic dysentery.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Category C :
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.
Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications):
PO: Adult- The recommended dose range is 0.5gm to 1.5gm daily for 1 to 7 days.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth as directed by your physician.
Warnings and Precautions :
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, liver or kidney disease, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Side Effects :
• Central Nervous System
Drowsiness, dizziness, headache, tremor, rigidity, poor coordination, epilepsy, tiredness, temporary loss of consciousness and fainting.
Nausea, vomiting, taste disturbances, liver impairment, skin reactions like rash, itching and inflammation.
Other Precautions :
Avoid excess dosage.
Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature, and keep away from children.