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See Available Brands of Secnidazole in India

P - Contraindicated in pregnancy
L - Contraindicated in lactation

Secnidazole (brand name Flagentyl,Sindose) is a nitroimidazole anti-infective. Effectiveness in the treatment of dientamoebiasis has been reported. It has also been tested against Atopobium vaginae.

Pharmacodynamics

Pharmacokinetics

Secnidazole is active against E histolytica, G lamblia, T vaginalis, Clostridium spp, B fragilis, Gardnerella spp. The drug enters the microorganisms by diffusion and is reduced intracellularly by low oxidation-reduction potential ferredoxin which then result in DNA damage.

Secnidazole Indications / Secnidazole Uses

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Secnidazole Adverse Reactions / Secnidazole Side Effects

Nausea, gastralgia, change of taste, metallic taste, stomatitis, urticaria, rashes, leucopenia. Rarely vertigo, moderate neurological, digestive disturbances.

Precautions

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Special Precautions

Avoid alcohol and disulfiram. Avoid in patients with history of blood disorders.

Other Drug Interactions

Concurrent disulfiram admin may cause psychotic reactions. Disulfiram-like reactions with alcohol. Cimetidine may prolong half-life.

Potentially Fatal: May potentiate anticoagulant effect of warfarin and increase risk of haemorrhage.

Other Interactions

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Dosage

Oral
Severe invasive amoebiasis
Adult: 1.5 g daily as single or in divided doses for 5 days.
Child: 30 mg/kg daily for 5 days.

Oral
Trichomoniasis
Adult: 2 g as a single dose.
Child: 30 mg/kg as a single dose.

Oral
Amoebiasis
Adult: 2 g as a single dose.
Child: 30 mg/kg as a single dose.

Oral
Giardiasis
Adult: 2 g as a single dose.
Child: 30 mg/kg as a single dose.

Food(before/after)

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List of Contraindications

Secnidazole and Pregnancy

Contraindicated in pregnancy

Secnidazole and Lactation

Contraindicated in lactation

Secnidazole and Children

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Secnidazole and Geriatic

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Secnidazole and Other Contraindications

Hypersensitivity; pregnancy (1st trimester) and lactation.

Storage

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Lab interference

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