Before taking Nitazoxanide (nitazoxanide) 500mg, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using Nitazoxanide (nitazoxanide) 500mg, tell the doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease, kidney disease, weak immune system (e.g., HIV infection).
Do not take over-the-counter medications to treat diarrhea without first checking with your doctor or pharmacist.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using Nitazoxanide (nitazoxanide) 500mg.
It is not known whether Nitazoxanide (nitazoxanide) 500mg passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Store at room temperature at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Brief storage between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) is permitted. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Nitazoxanide (nitazoxanide) 500mg is used to treat diarrhea due to certain intestinal parasitic infections (i.e., Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia lamblia).
Take Nitazoxanide (nitazoxanide) 500mg by mouth every 12 hours for 3 days with food, or as directed by your doctor.
Children less than 11 years of age should not take these tablets. Instead, they should take Nitazoxanide (nitazoxanide) 500mg suspension.
Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, take Nitazoxanide (nitazoxanide) 500mg at evenly spaced intervals.
Continue to take Nitazoxanide (nitazoxanide) 500mg until the full-prescribed amount is finished even if symptoms disappear after a few doses. Stopping Nitazoxanide (nitazoxanide) 500mg too early may allow the parasites to continue to grow, which may result in a relapse of the infection.
Inform your doctor if your condition worsens or does not improve.
Nitazoxanide (nitazoxanide) 500mg is generally well tolerated when taken as directed.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed Nitazoxanide (nitazoxanide) 500mg because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using Nitazoxanide (nitazoxanide) 500mg do not have serious side effects.
A very serious allergic reaction to Nitazoxanide (nitazoxanide) 500mg is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact the doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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If you miss a dose of Nitazoxanide (nitazoxanide) 500mg, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.
Before using Nitazoxanide (nitazoxanide) 500mg, tell the doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription products you may use.
Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.