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Ganidal tablet Forte 1 gm 2's

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Ganidal tablet Forte contains Secnidazole | belongs to Nitroimidazole

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How it works

Ganidal tablet Forte 1 gm 2’s works by inhibiting the growth of protozoa or bacteria by interfering with protein formation process leading to cell lysis.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Ganidal tablet Forte 1 gm 2’s

  • Nausea
  • Stomach discomfort and pain
  • Altered sense of taste
  • Allergic skin reaction severe
  • Vertigo severe
  • Indigestion
  • Fever and chills
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness

Uses of Ganidal tablet Forte 1 gm 2’s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Amebiasis

    This medicine is used for the treatment of severe and invasive amebiasis caused due to Entamoeba hisotlytica strains of the protozoa.

  • Trichomoniasis

    This medicine is used for the treatment of sexually transmitted disease caused by Trichomonas vaginalis strain. The symptoms are dominant in women and include abnormal and foul smelling discharge from the vagina.

  • Giardiasis

    This medicine is used for the treatment of intestinal infection caused by Giardia lambia strains of protozoa. It is characterized by diarrhea, fever, fatigue, foul smelling stool etc.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The amount of time taken for this medicine to show its effect is subject to vary based on the form of medicine and route of administration.

  • Duration of Effect

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    It is advised to avoid the uptake of alcohol or alcohol products while taking this medicine. Report any instances of mental disturbances to the doctor while being treated with this medicine.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnancy unless absolutely necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine. It is recommended to avoid the use of this medicine during the first trimester.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women as the amount passed into the breast milk and its effect on the nursing infant is not clinically established.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Ganidal tablet Forte 1 gm 2’s or any other medicine belonging to the Nitroimidazole group.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnancy unless absolutely necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine. It is recommended to avoid the use of this medicine during the first trimester.

  • Breast-feeding

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women as the amount passed into the breast milk and its effect on the nursing infant is not clinically established.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Renal/Hepatic impairment

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients having an impairment of the kidney/liver function. Use is not recommended if the impairment is severe. Appropriate dose adjustments and more frequent monitoring are advised if the impairment is mild to moderate.

  • Drowsiness

    Use of this medicine has been associated with drowsiness in some patients. It is advised to refrain from driving and operating heavy machinery at least in the initial phase of treatment with this medicine.

  • Disulfiram

    Report the use of Disulfiram (antiabuse medicine) to the doctor. Use of this medicine may cause severe psychosis in some patients and hence co-administration should be prevented.

  • Bleeding disorder

    Use of this medicine may worsen the symptoms of a bleeding disorder. Report any instance of a bleeding disorder, both in the past and present, to the doctor. You may require undergoing some tests to determine the safety of use of this medicine.

  • Alcohol

    Avoid the uptake of alcohol while using this medicine as the risk of adverse effects are significantly high.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped.

  • Overdose

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose. Symptoms may include nausea, severe stomach pain, confusion, impairment of thinking etc.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Warfarin severe
  • Cimetidine moderate
  • Disulfiram severe
Food interactions
  • Disease

    Information not available.

Lab interactions

General Instructions

Take Ganidal tablet Forte 1 gm 2’s as advised by your doctor. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. It is advised to take this medicine at the same time every day. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor.

Other details

  • To be taken after food
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • May cause sleepiness

References

what are the adverse effects of Ganidal tablet Forte 1 gm 2’s

GI disturbance, blurred tongue, unpleasant taste.

What is the dose of Ganidal tablet Forte 1 gm 2’s

Amoebic dysentery: Adults: 2000 mg as a single dose. Children: 30 mg/kg body wt. as a single dose.
Hepatic amoebiasis: Adults: 1500 mg daily in one or more doses for 5 days. Children: 30 mg/kg body wt. daily in one or more doses for 5 days.
Trichomoniasis: Adults: 2000 mg as a single dose. Sexual partner should be given same dose.

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Ganidal tablet Forte 1 gm 2’s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts the your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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