Drug Index

Secnidazole

 
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Mechanism :

It is an antiprotozoal drug used in the treatment of intestinal amoebiasis, trichomonas and giardiasis. It is administered as a single dose.


Indication :

• Intestinal amoebiasis

• Giardiasis

• Trichomonal vaginitis

• Bacterial vaginosis


Contraindications :

Hypersensitivity, Avoid alcohol consumption while taking, Pregnancy, lactation.


Dosing :

Safety and efficacy is not established in children <18 years.

30 mg/kg as a single one dose PO. Max: 2 g.


Adverse Effect :

Nausea, mouth ulcer, stomach pain, hives, rashes and decreased white blood cell counts.


Interaction :

Warfarin: Potentiate anticoagulant effect of warfarin.
Disulfiram: Concurrent disulfiram may cause ant-abuse like effects.
Cimetidine: Prolongs halflife.


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