Drug Index

Ornidazole

 
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Mechanism :

It is an antibiotic similar to metronidazole, but with a longer duration of action. It is used in the treatment of amoebiasis, giardiasis, trichomoniasis and anaerobic infections.


Indication :

• Amoebiasis

• Trichomoniasis

• Giardiasis

• Anaerobic infections

• Trichomonas Vaginilis infections


Contraindications :

Neurological disease, Blood dyscrasias, First trimester of pregnancy, Hypersensitivity, Caution in chronic alcoholics.


Dosing :

40 mg/kg/day twice daily for 2-3 days PO.


Adverse Effect :

GI discomfort, pain in the abdomen, vertigo, headache, skin rash.


Interaction :

Alcohol: Disulfiram like reaction with alcohol.
Phenobarbitone, Rifampin: Reduce its effect.
Warfarin: Lithium toxicity is induced.
Cimetidine: Reduces action of ornidazole.


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