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Zonaxid 500mg Strip Of 6 Tablets

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Zonaxid 500 MG Description

Zonaxid Tablet contains nitazoxanide as the active ingredient. It is an anti-worm medicine, which is used for the treatment of diarrhoea in patients suffering from an infection due to G lamblia or C p...
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ContainsNitazoxanide(500.0 Mg)
UsesDiarrhoea
Side effectsDizziness, nausea, abdominal discomfort
ClassificationANTHELMINTIC
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Uses of Zonaxid 500 MG

Treatment of diarrhoea infection is mainly caused by worms such as Giardia lamblia or Cryptosporidium parvum.

Contraindications of Zonaxid 500 MG

If you have a known allergy to nitazoxanide or any other ingredient of this medicine.

Side effects of Zonaxid 500 MG

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Dizziness
  • Skin rash
  • Difficulty in breathing

Precautions and Warnings of Zonaxid 500 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Zonaxid Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Limited information is available on safety regarding the use of the Zonaxid Tablet during pregnancy. Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant unless prescribed by your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Zonaxid Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
You should avoid taking Zonaxid if you are a nursing mother. Consult your doctor about its safety and precautions.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Zonaxid Tablet?
A:
Zonaxid Tablet can make you feel dizzy and drowsy. Thus, it is advised to avoid or be cautious while driving.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Zonaxid Tablet?
A:
Alcohol is not known to interact with this medicine. However, you should avoid using alcohol as it can delay the healing or decrease the body's response to infection/injury.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You suffer from HIV infection.
  • Your immunity is weak due to immunosuppressant medicines or any medical condition.
  • You experience rashes or allergic reactions after taking this medicine.
  • Zonaxid Tablets should not be used in children below 12 years of age.

Mode of Action of Zonaxid 500 MG

How Does It Work?

Zonaxid Tablet contains nitazoxanide acts by interfering with the enzyme responsible for energy metabolism and growth of the infection causing parasites in the body, thus preventing the spread of infe...
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Directions for Use of Zonaxid 500 MG

Take this medicine as a whole with sufficient water as prescribed by your doctor.

Interactions of Zonaxid 500 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way the Zonaxid Tablet works or the Tablet itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Especially, if you are taking blood thinners like warfarin, heart medicine like digoxin, fits medicine like phenytoin, etc.

Storage and disposal of Zonaxid 500 MG

  • Store at 25 degrees C in a dry place.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Zonaxid 500 MG

Overdose

If you have taken too much of this medicine then contact your doctor or reach out to the nearest hospital immediately.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed taking any dose of this medicine then take it as soon as you remember. If it's already time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and follow the regular dosing schedule.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
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Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What else can I give with Zonaxid Tablet to treat diarrhoea?

A: Along with Zonaxid, try to follow the prescription advised by your doctor and learn about the recommended diet and hydration. You should take an easily digestible diet in small, frequent portions. Make it least oily n least spicy. Fluid loss due to diarrhoea and vomiting should be maintained by a good intake of water and electrolytes. WHO ORS can be taken for rehydration.

Q: When should I take Zonaxid Tablet?

A: You should take Zonaxid exactly as told by the doctor. But to avoid stomach discomfort you can consume it with food.

Q: Is Zonaxid an antibiotic?

A: Zonaxid belongs to the Anthelmintics class of medicines. It is an anti-worm medicine, which is used for the treatment of diarrhoea in patients suffering from an infection due to G lamblia or C parvum worms.

Q: What are the side effects of Zonaxid?

A: Nausea, diarrhoea, abdominal discomfort, dizziness, skin rash are a few side effects of Zonaxid. However, these symptoms are usually mild and resolve on your own. Also, everyone doesn't have to experience the same.
Product Details
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ZONAXID
Expires on or After
30/10/2023
Last Updated on: 23 May 2022 | 10:29 PM (IST)

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