D-Zole

Secnidazole INN

Composition: Each Film Coated Tablet Contains Secnidazole INN 1000 mg.

Indications: Secnidazole is used in the treatment of Intestinal amoebiasis, Hepatic amoebiasis, Urethritis and vaginitis due to Trichomonas vaginalis, Giardiasis.

Dosage and Administration: Secnidazole tablet should be administered orally. The dosages schedule of this tablet is mentioned below: Acute Intestinal Amoebiasis: Adults: 2 gm single dose, taken preferably just before meal. Children: 30mg/kg single dose, taken
preferably just before meal. Asymptomatic Amoebiasis (minute & cystic form): Adults: 2gm once daily for only 3 days, taken preferably just before meal. Children: 30 mg/kg once daily for only 3 days, taken preferably just before meal. Hepatic Amoebiasis:Adults: 1 .50gm/day in a single or divided dose, just before meal, for 5 days. Children: 30mg/kg/day in a single or divided dose, just before meal, for 5 days. N.B. Evacuation of pus must be performed simultaneously with Secnidazole treatment at the suppurative stage of hepatic amoebiasis. Giardiasis: Adults: 2 gm single dose, taken preferably just before meal. Children: 35-50mg/kg single dose, taken preferably just before meal. Trichomoniasis: Adults: 2gm single dose, taken preferably just before meal. The partner should also receive the same treatment concomitantly. Or, as directed by the registered physician.

Use in Pregnancy and Lactation: Secnidazole may be prescribed in pregnancy after the first trimester. As with other similar drugs, Secnidazole should not be administered during the first trimester of pregnancy or lactation because secnidazole is found in placenta and breast milk.

Packing: Each box contains 2 x 5's tablets in blister pack.

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