Ornidazole Tablet Uses, Side effects, Precautions

Ornidazole Tablet uses, side effects, precautions

Medicine typeAntimicrobial
Prescription requiredYes
Route of administrationOral
UsesBacterial & Parasitic Infection
Side effectsNausea, Metallic taste, Dizziness
PrecautionsHypersensitivity, Alcohol

General uses of Ornidazole Tablet

Ornidazole Tablet is generally used in the treatment of bacterial and parasitic infections. It can be prescribed for treating infections of the vagina, intestine, stomach, brain, lungs, bones, and skin.

It can be prescribed for the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery which are generally caused by different bacterial and parasitic infections.

Ornidazole Tablet is also used in treating amoebiasis, giardiasis, trichomoniasis, anaerobic infection, and helicobacter pylori bacteria infection.

When Ornidazole Tablet is prescribed?

Ornidazole Tablet can be prescribed in treating a variety of infections like:

  • Stomach infection
  • Vaginal infection
  • Intestinal infection
  • Lungs infection
  • Skin infection
  • Bones infection
  • Brain infection

There may be many other conditions for that Ornidazole Tablet can be prescribed.

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Side effects of Ornidazole Tablet

Ornidazole Tablet may cause some side effects like:

  • Metallic taste
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Dryness in mouth

Precautions

Alcohol: It is not advised to take this medicine with alcohol.

Liver or kidney disease: This medicine should be used with caution in patients with any liver or kidney disease.

Driving: This medicine may cause symptoms like dizziness and sleepiness. You should avoid driving or operating heavy machinery after taking the dose of this medicine.

Hypersensitivity: You should avoid using this medicine if you are hypersensitive (allergic) to ornidazole.

Neurological disease: Ornidazole Tablet is contraindicated in patients with any neurological disease.

How to use Ornidazole Tablet?

Take the dose of Ornidazole Tablet as advised by your doctor.

It is best to take this medicine after having a meal.

Do not chew, crush, or break the tablet. Swallow it as a whole.

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Storage of Ornidazole Tablet

Store Ornidazole Tablet at room temperature.

Keep this medicine away from kids and pets.

Keep this medicine away from direct sunlight.

Tell your doctor if:

  • You are allergic to ornidazole.
  • You’ve any liver or kidney disease.
  • You have any neurological disease.
  • You are taking some other medicines or antibiotics.

What is Ornidazole?

Ornidazole belongs to the class of medicines known as nitroimidazole antimicrobials. It is used in the treatment of various bacterial and parasitic infections.

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How does Ornidazole Tablet work? / Mechanism of action

Ornidazole Tablet kills bacteria and parasites by binding to their DNA and inhibits protein synthesis.

Brands of Ornidazole Tablet in India

Ornida TabletAristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Orni 500 TabletZydus Cadila
Dazolic TabletSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Some FAQs

What are the uses of Ornidazole Tablet?

Ornidazole Tablet is generally used to treat infections of the vagina, stomach, intestine, brain, lungs, bones, and skin.

What is the dose and duration of Ornidazole Tablet for adults?

For adults, Ornidazole 500mg Tablet is usually prescribed one tablet 1-2 times a day. But the dose and duration of this medicine are not the same for all and depend on the type and severity of the infection. You should always consult your doctor about the dose and duration of this medicine.

Is Ornidazole Tablet habit forming?

No, Ornidazole Tablet does not contain any ingredient that will make you habitual of it.

Summary

Ornidazole Tablet is an antimicrobial medicine. It is generally used to treat infections of the stomach, vagina, intestine, brain, bones, lungs, and skin.

It is also be used in the treatment of amoebiasis, giardiasis, trichomoniasis, anaerobic infection, and helicobacter pylori bacteria infection.

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with any liver or kidney disease.

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Sahil Nasa (B. Pharma)
Sahil Nasa (B. Pharma)

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