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What is Ornidazole?

Ornidazole Tablet is used for Bacterial infections, Protozoan infections, Infections during surgical procedures, Bacterial infection and other conditions. Ornidazole Tablet may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Ornidazole Tablet contains Ornidazole as an active ingredient.
Ornidazole Tablet works by inhibiting the growth of microorganism.
Jan Aushadhi manufactures Ornidazole Tablet.
Detailed information related to Ornidazole Tablet's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Ornidazole Tablet Uses

Ornidazole Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
References: 1, 2
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Ornidazole Tablet Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Ornidazole Tablet improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
References: 3

Ornidazole Tablet - Composition and Active Ingredients

Ornidazole Tablet is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

Ornidazole Tablet - Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Ornidazole Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
  • Allergic skin reaction
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Abnormal taste
  • Headache
  • Tingling or numbness in the fingers or toes
  • Ornidazole Tablet may also cause side-effects not listed here.
If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
References: 4, 5
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Ornidazole Tablet - Precautions & How to Use

Before using Ornidazole Tablet, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.

Ornidazole Tablet - Drug Interactions

If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Ornidazole Tablet may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Ornidazole Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:
Learn more: Interactions

Ornidazole Tablet - Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Ornidazole Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Ornidazole Tablet should not be used if you have the following conditions:
  • Epilepsy
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Lactation
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Renal or hepatic impairment
Learn more: Contraindications

Where to Buy Ornidazole Tablet

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Ornidazole Tablet - Frequently asked Questions

  • Is Ornidazole Tablet safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
  • Is Ornidazole Tablet safe while breastfeeding?
  • Can Ornidazole Tablet be used for bacterial infections and protozoan infections?
    Yes, bacterial infections and protozoan infections are among the most common reported uses for Ornidazole Tablet. Please do not use Ornidazole Tablet for bacterial infections and protozoan infections without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Ornidazole Tablet.
  • How long do I need to use Ornidazole Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions? website users have reported 3 days and same day as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to use Ornidazole Tablet. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Ornidazole Tablet.
  • At what frequency do I need to use Ornidazole Tablet? website users have reported twice a day and once a day as the most common frequency of using Ornidazole Tablet. Please follow your doctor's advice on how often you need to Ornidazole Tablet. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as frequency of using Ornidazole Tablet.
  • Should I consume Ornidazole Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food? website users have most commonly reported consuming Ornidazole Tablet after food. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as timing of using Ornidazole Tablet.
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
    If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Ornidazole Tablet medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Ornidazole Tablet. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
  • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
    Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
  • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
    Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

Other important Information on Ornidazole Tablet

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
References: 6, 7, 8, 9

Overdosage of Ornidazole Tablet

  • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Ornidazole Tablet, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
  • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
  • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
References: 10, 11, 12

Storage of Ornidazole Tablet

  • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
  • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Ornidazole Tablet.
References: 13, 14, 15, 16

Expired Ornidazole Tablet

  • Taking a single dose of expired Ornidazole Tablet is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
References: 17, 18

Dosage Information

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

Questions - Ornidazole Tablet

Ofloxacin Ornidazole tablet is used for bacterial infections, urinary tract infections, typhoid fever, skin infections, inflammatory conditions. Ofloxacin Ornidazole tablet works by killing the infection causing bacteria, inhibiting the growth of the microorganism. Ofloxacin Ornidazole tablet contains Ofloxacin and Ornidazole as active ingredients. 

Ofloxacin is safe during pregnancy as ofloxacin has not been shown to have any teratogenic effects at oral doses as high as its recommended dose of 810 mg/kg/day.

From animal studies on pregnant rats and rabbits, it was found that doses equivalent to 50 and 10 times the recommended maximum human dose of Ofloxacin were fetotoxic which leads to decreased fetal body weight and increased fetal mortality in rats and rabbits.

Ornidazole tablet is contradicted in case of pregnancy. Women before taking Ofloxacin Ornidazole are advised to notify their gynaecologist if they become pregnant or intend to become pregnant during therapy or are breastfeeding an infant.

1. Wikipedia Ofloxacin URL: Accessed January 10, 2018
2. Ornidazole Tablet URL: Accessed January 10, 2018
3. Ofloxacin Ornidazole Tablet URL: Accessed January 10, 2018
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In a study by Bourget et al., 1995, Ornidazole was administered to pregnant women. Findings demonstrated no accumulation of the drug and their pharmacokinetic parameters were very similar to those seen in healthy subjects. This means that the drug does not require any adjustment during pregnancy.

1. Bourget, P. Dechelette, N. Fernandez, H. & Desmaris, V.Q. (1995). Disposition of ornidazole and its metabolites during pregnancy. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 35(5):691-696. URL: 
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Ornidazole Tablet - Packages and Strengths

Ornidazole Tablet is available in the following packages and strengths
Ornidazole Tablet - Packages: 10 Tablet
Ornidazole Tablet - Strengths: 500MG

Ornidazole Tablet - Manufacturers

The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

Ornidazole Tablet - Demographic Information


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  13. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  14. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
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