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Ornidazole is a prescription drug available from your pharmacy store only with the prescription of a qualified medical practitioner.
Ornidazole pronounced as: or-NIH-dah-zole
What is ornidazole?
Ornidazole is an anti infective / antibacterial and antiprotozaol drug.
Common uses of ornidazole
Ornidazole is used in the treatment of following conditions
How to use ornidazole
Take ornidazole exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you do not understand ask your pharmacist, nurse or doctor to explain them to you.
You must complete the entire course of medication to get maximum benefit; else the infection will not clear completely and in due course result in development of resistance.
What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking ornidazole?
Inform your doctor if you are using any OTC or any prescription drugs like
Inform your doctor if you have following medical conditions as ornidazole should be used cautiously in the below mentioned conditions
When not to take ornidazole
Do not use ornidazole if you are hypersensitive to it.
What are the precautions I should follow for ornidazole?
Do not drink alcohol when on ornidazole and at least for 3 days after stopping the medication as it could lead to antabuse like reaction characterized by flushing, tingling& numbness, fever, nausea and vomiting, hypotension.
What are the dosage forms ornidazole is available in the market
Ornidazole is available in the form tablets and suspension.
Doses for ornidazole
Use as directed by your physician, your physician prescribes depending on the severity of disease.
What about if I missed the dose of ornidazole
If it is almost the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at same time to cover up the missed dose.
What should I do if I over dosage ornidazole
In case of overdose contact your nearest poison control centre or emergency medical centre for immediate care by physician. The overdose symptoms of ornidazole are not known.
What are the common side effects of ornidazole?
Ornidazole may causes following side effects like
When to consult the health expert about the side effects of ornidazole
How do I store ornidazole?
Store ornidazole at room temp (15 – 30 degrees C). Avoid excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight, never store in the bathroom.Keep it out of reach of children. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed off safely.
What is the most important information I should know about ornidazole
Do not drink alcohol when on ornidazole and at least for 3 days after stopping the medication as it could lead to antabuse like reaction characterized by flushing, tingling& numbness, fever, nausea and vomiting.
It is imp to read manufacturing packaging instruction carefully if available and always do not hesitate to consult pharmacist or physician for any information.
Written by: Healthplus24 team
Date last updated: June 20, 2012
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