Nitazoxanide - oral


Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Nitazoxanide is used to treat parasitic infections that affect the stomach such as cryptosporidiosis and giardiasis.

This medicine may be used to treat other conditions as decided by your doctor.
How do I take this medicine?
Take Nitazoxanide exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

Take it together with food or immediately after a meal. Try to take it at the same time each day.

This medicine is available as a tablet or as an oral suspension.

If you are taking an oral suspension, shake the bottle well before you take it to ensure that the liquid is evenly mixed. Use the measuring spoon or cup provided to measure your dose.

Take Nitazoxanide at regular intervals. Do not skip any doses. You must complete the entire course of this medicine. If you don't, the infection will not be properly controlled.
What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
When should I not use this medicine?
Do not use Nitazoxanide if you ever had an allergic reaction (e.g. rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes) to this medicine or any of its ingredients.
What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you have HIV or are immunodeficient (a condition in which the immune system's ability to fight diseases is compromised) as this medicine may not be suitable for you.

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Keep your appointments with your doctor. Your doctor needs to monitor your condition and check your response to the medication.
What side effects could I experience?
Nitazoxanide may cause any of the following side effects: nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, headache, dizziness, and rash.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Can I take this with other medicines?
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Avoid alcohol.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
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