Uses of Nifuroxazide

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Nifuroxazide is an antiparasitic or amoebic drug. Nifuroxazide works by blocking the reproduction of certain substances necessary for the survival of the parasite. What is Nifuroxazide used for?

1. Effects of the drug Nifuroxazide

Nifuroxazide is used in the treatment of diarrhea caused by infection with certain intestinal parasites such as giardia lamblia and cryptosporidium parvum. Nifuroxazide works by blocking the reproduction of certain substances necessary for the survival of the parasite.
In addition, some other effects of the drug are not listed on the approved drug label, but in some cases the doctor may prescribe Nifuroxazide 200mg. Therefore, before taking the medicine, consult your doctor.

2. How to use Nifuroxazide

Nifuroxazide drug is prepared in the form of a suspension for mixing with the content of 100mg/5ml and in the form of tablets with the content of 500mg. Dosage will be based on the condition and age of the patient.
For patients with good resistance, 500mg should be used, twice a day and within 3 days. For AIDS patients, use 1000mg twice daily for 14 days. Dosage for children with cryptosporidium infection, giardia infection: Children from 12-47 months need to use 100mg with food every 12 hours, treatment for 3 days. Children from 4-11 years old: need to use 200mg with food every 12 hours, treatment for 3 days. Children from 12 years old and older: use 500mg 2 times a day, treat for 3 days. Usual dose for children with roundworm disease: take the drug every morning and evening for 3 days: Children from 2-3 years old use 100mg/5ml Children from 4-11 years old use 200mg/10ml Patients can Use the drug with food and treatment for 3 days will have a good effect. However, to reduce stomach irritation you can take it with food and need to take the tablet whole with a full glass of water, do not chew or break the tablet.

3. Undesirable effects when using Nifuroxazide drug

Nifuroxazide can cause some unwanted and common side effects that can be listed as:
Difficulty breathing Hard throat Swelling of lips, face, tongue Rash Nausea Diarrhea Vomiting Headache Before prescribing the medicine Doctors always consider the benefits and effectiveness of the drug Nifuroxazide. When using Nifuroxazide 200mg, there may still be unwanted effects, the patient should immediately notify the doctor, nurse for immediate medical intervention.

4. Some notes when using Nifuroxazide drug

Some notes when using Nifuroxazide include:
Allergic history report to Nifuroxazide hypersensitivity reaction to any other allergy. Nifuroxazide 200mg may contain ingredients that don't work and could cause an allergic reaction or other serious problems. Report any medications you are taking including prescription and nonprescription drugs, herbs and supplements, foods, dyes or preservatives. Nifuroxazide is contraindicated in patients. Tablets should not be given to children under 11 years of age, but nitazoxanide solution should be used Some medical conditions can affect the use of the drug such as biliary disease, immunosuppression. epidemics including HIV and AIDS, liver disease, kidney disease, diabetes. If you forget to take a dose of Nifuroxazide, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue taking or injecting the medicine as scheduled. Do not use more drug than prescribed treatment. Overdose of Nifuroxazide 200mg or swallowed can cause serious symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, shortness of breath, fainting,...

5. How to store Nifuroxazide?

Store Nifuroxazide with film-coated tablets at room temperature below 30 degrees Celsius, protected from light and away from moisture. Do not store Nifuroxazide in a humid place or in the freezer and keep away from heat and open flames. Different medicines will have different storage methods, so read the Nifuroxazide storage instructions carefully on the packaging, or ask your pharmacist.

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