Ornidazole


What is Ornidazole for ?

This medication is an antiamoebic agent, prescribed for amoebic dysentery.

How does Ornidazole work ?

It is converted to reduction products that interact with DNA to cause destruction of helical DNA structure and strand leading to a protein synthesis inhibition and cell death in susceptible organisms.

How should Ornidazole be used ?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth as directed by your physician. PO: Adult- The recommended dose range is 0.5gm to 1.5gm daily for 1 to 7 days.

Common side effects of Ornidazole ?

Nausea, pain the abdomen, vertigo, headache, skin rash are generally reported. Somnolence, headache, vomiting, dizziness, tremor, rigidity, poor coordination, tiredness, vertigo, mixed peripheral neuropathy, taste disturbances, abnormal LFTs, skin reactions.

What do I do if I miss a dose ?

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

What precautions should I take when taking Ornidazole ?

Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

When do I need to seek medical help ?

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very upset stomach or throwing up.

Can I take Ornidazole with other medicines ?

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions ?

Avoid Alcohol.

How do I store Ornidazole ?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Pregnancy Category ?

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Therapeutic Classification ?

Antiamoebics.