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General Information on Nitazoxanide

Generic Name : Nitazoxanide

Pronunciation : nye-ta-ZOX-a-nide

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

Why is Nitazoxanide Prescribed? (Indications)

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 should Nitazoxanide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Nitazoxanide?

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 should Nitazoxanide 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.

What are the warnings and precautions for Nitazoxanide?

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.

What are the side effects of Nitazoxanide?

  Central Nervous System: Headache.
  Gastrointestinal: Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting.

What are the other precautions for Nitazoxanide?

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

What are the storage conditions for Nitazoxanide?

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

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Mintu881 

What is Nizonide DT ? I want to know what is DT?

Roxannehess 

Just started taking drug this am and have had my 2nd dose. I'm feeling flu-like. I vomited once and my skin is very sensitive and I have been having wierd pains or feelings. I feel feverish but my husband says I'm not. I feel very physically sensitive....day 1 (pain feelings resemble slightly electrical charges of shingles)

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