Secnidazole - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Secnidazole

Generic Name : Secnidazole
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Secnidazole are provided here.

Understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

ICD Code : Y41.5 Therapeutic Classification : Antiretroviral Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Secnidazole

India :

International :

Ambese, Amebin, Amecdal, Bianos, Daksol, Deprozol, Ecuzol, Esnidazol, Fazol, Flagentyl, Gisistin, Gynerium, Italnidazol, Maxidazol, Minovag, Pazidol, Raserdazol, Sabima, Secdazol, Secnichem, Secnidal, Secnidazol Calox, Secnidazol Genfar, Secnidazol MK, Secnihexal, Secnivax, Seczol, Strebenzol, Tagera Forte, Unidazol, Xamex, Yardel

Other Name(s) of Secnidazole

Secnidazolum, Secnidazol.

Why is Secnidazole Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antiamoebic agent, prescribed for giardiasis and amoebiasis.

When should Secnidazole not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What is the dosage of Secnidazole?

Adult: PO- Invasive amoebiasis- The recommended dose is 1.5 g/day for 5 days. Amoebiasis; Giardiasis; Trichomoniasis Single dose of 2 gm.

How should Secnidazole be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Secnidazole?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of blood disorder.

• Avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Secnidazole?

Gastrointestinal- Nausea, mouth ulcer and stomach pain.
Miscellaneous- Hives, rashes and decreased white blood cell counts.

What are the other precautions for Secnidazole?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Secnidazole?

Store it at room temperature.