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By Medicover Hospitals / 11 Mar 2021
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  • Secnidazole is an anti-parasitic or anti-infective medicine. It is an extremely beneficial treatment for dientamoebiasis. It is an effective medicine used for the treatment of infections caused by protozoa and certain strains of anaerobic bacteria. The medication is used for the treatment of various infections such as stomach, intestine, urinary tract and genital area. Patients who are lactose intolerant should stop taking the drug since lactose is one of the key ingredients in the composition of the drug.
    1. Secnidazole Uses
    2. Secnidazole Side effects
    3. Precautions
    4. Overdose
    5. Storage
    6. Secnidazole vs Metronidazole
    7. Frequently Asked Questions
    8. Citations

    Secnidazole Uses:

  • In women, secnidazole is used to treat bacterial vaginosis (a vaginal infection caused by an overgrowth of harmful bacteria). It belongs to the nitroimidazole antimicrobials class of drugs. It works by preventing bacteria from growing. Colds, flu, and other infectious infections are not treatable with antibiotics.
  • Side Effects:

  • Some of the common and major side effects of Secnidazole are:
    • Nausea
    • Stomach discomfort
    • Abdominal pain
    • Allergic skin reaction
    • Vertigo
    • Indigestion
    • Fever and chills
    • Unusual tiredness or weakness
    • Headache
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Vaginal yeast infection
  • Secnidazole can cause some serious side effects and can lead to some serious health problems. Talk with your doctor if you are having any serious problems.
  • Precautions

  • Before taking Secnidazole talk with your doctor if you are allergic to it or other medications related to it. The medication may contain some inactive ingredients which will cause serious allergic reactions or some other serious problems. Before using the medication talk with your doctor if you had any medical history such as Liver disease, kidney disease and blood porphyria.
  • How to use Secnidazole?

  • The medication comes in the form of granules which should be taken orally. It is usually taken as a single dose with or without meals. To get the granules, fold over the corner and tear over the top of the box. Pour the whole package of granules into a small bowl of applesauce, yoghurt, or pudding. The granules are not going to dissolve. Without chewing or grinding the granules, eat the whole mixture right away (within 30 minutes of preparation).
  • Drink a full glass of water after swallowing the oral granule mixture. Avoid dissolving the oral granules into any type of liquid.
  • Missed dose:

  • If you miss a dose take the drug as soon as possible. If it’s time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and stick to your daily dosing schedule. Avoid taking two doses at the same time.
  • Overdose:

  • It's unlikely that taking an extra dose of Secnidazole can harm you. You can, however, experience side effects such as stomach cramps, being sick, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Overdose of a drug can be accidental. If you have taken more than the prescribed tablets there is a chance of getting a harmful effect on your body’s functions.
  • Warnings for Some Serious Health Conditions:

  • Hepatic Impairment
  • In patients with compromised kidney or liver function, this drug should be used with caution. If the deficiency is serious, the medication is not recommended for further use. If the disorder is mild to moderate, appropriate dosage changes and more regular monitoring are recommended.
  • Bleeding Disorder
  • This medication can make the symptoms of a bleeding disorder worse. Any previous or current bleeding condition should be reported to the doctor.
  • Pregnancy
  • This drug can only be used during pregnancy if it is absolutely appropriate and the possible benefits outweigh the risks. Before taking this drug, speak to your doctor. The medication should be stopped during the first trimester of pregnancy.
  • Breastfeeding
  • The medication can pass into the breastmilk and cause some serious adverse effects to the baby. Talk to your doctor if you are using this medication while breastfeeding.
  • Interactions

  • Drug interactions can cause Secnidazole to function differently or it can put you at risk for severe adverse effects. Keep a record of all the medications that you use (including prescription and nonprescription medications, as well as herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not begin, stop, or adjust the dosage of any medications without first consulting your doctor.
  • Storage

  • Direct contact with heat, air and light may damage your medicines. Exposure to medicine may cause some harmful effects. The medicine must be kept in a safe place and out of children’s reach.
  • Mainly the drug should be kept at room temperature between 68ºF and 77ºF (20ºC and 25ºC).
  • Secnidazole vs Metronidazole :

    Secnidazole
    Metronidazole
    Secnidazole is an anti-parasitic or anti-infective medicine. It is an extremely beneficial treatment for dientamoebiasis. Mebendazole is a prescribed worm medication for Pinworm, Roundworm, Whipworm, and Hookworm. The drug may be used alone or in combination with other drugs.
    It belongs to the nitroimidazole antimicrobials class of drugs. It works by preventing bacteria from growing. Mebendazole is a drug that is used to treat a variety of worm infections. Roundworm and whipworm infections are treated with this medication.
    Some of the common and major side effects of Secnidazole are:
    • Nausea
    • Stomach discomfort
    • Abdominal pain
    • Allergic skin reaction
    Most common side effects of Ivermectin are:
    • Diarrhea
    • Stomach pain
    • Discomfort
    • Swelling

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    In women, secnidazole is used to treat bacterial vaginosis (a vaginal infection caused by an overgrowth of harmful bacteria). It belongs to the nitroimidazole antimicrobials class of drugs.
    Secnidazole is a new second-generation 5-nitroimidazole medication with a wide spectrum of action against anaerobic bacteria and a longer half-life than metronidazole, allowing it to be used as a single-dose treatment and potentially offering an advantage over multiple-dose metronidazole regimens.
    Secnidazole is rapidly and fully absorbed after oral administration, and its terminal removal half-life (approximately 17 to 29 hours) is longer than that of other drugs in this class.
    This drug is used to treat a specific form of vaginal infection (bacterial vaginosis). Secnidazole is an antibiotic that works by preventing bacteria from growing. This antibiotic is only used to treat bacterial infections.
    • Nausea
    • Stomach discomfort
    • Abdominal pain
    • Allergic skin reaction
    It belongs to the nitroimidazole antimicrobials class of drugs. It works by preventing bacteria from growing.

    Citations:

  • Secnidazole, https://link.springer.com/article/10.2165/00003495-199651040-00007
  • Secnidazole. A 5-nitroimidazole derivative with a long half-life, https://sti.bmj.com/content/54/2/77.short