Fasigyn is a broad spectrum antibiotic. It is an anti- infective agent which is used to deal with numerous bacterial infections. It is active against many gram- positive and gram- negative bacteria.
The dosage of Fasigyn (tinidazole) can vary depending on the specific infection being treated, the severity of the infection, and individual factors. It is important to follow your healthcare provider's instructions or the directions on the prescription label. The typical dosage recommendations for Fasigyn are as follows:
- Bacterial vaginosis: The usual dosage is a single 2-gram dose, either as two 1-gram tablets or as a single 2-gram extended-release tablet.
- Trichomoniasis: The recommended dosage is a single 2-gram dose, either as two 1-gram tablets or as a single 2-gram extended-release tablet.
- Amebiasis: The typical dose is 2 grams per day for 2 to 3 days, either as four 500 mg tablets or as two 1-gram tablets.
- Giardiasis: The recommended dosage is 2 grams per day for 2 to 3 days, either as four 500 mg tablets or as two 1-gram tablets.
- Other infections: The dosage and duration of treatment will depend on the specific infection being treated. It is determined by the healthcare provider and should be followed carefully.
- The dosage for children will depend on their age, weight, and the specific infection being treated. It is determined by the healthcare provider and should be followed carefully.
It is important to note that these dosages are general guidelines, and individual dosing may vary. Your healthcare provider will determine the appropriate Fasigyn dosage for your specific needs. Always consult with them for accurate dosage instructions.
Fasigyn is used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria. It is indicated in:
- Infections of blood and skin.
- Chest infections
- Lung infections
- Infections of genitals and womb lining
- It is used to treat the infections that are associated with gastric ulcers. It is used in combination with other drugs.
- Protozoa infections like amoebiasis, giardiasis (both of which are stomach infections) as well as trichomoniasis (a type of genital infection).
- Vaginal infections (vaginitis)
- Gum infections (acute and chronic gingivitis)
- It is used as a prophylaxis before any surgery to avoid any sort of bacterial infection.
Like all other drugs, Fasigyn also comes with some side- effects. Side-effects may vary from person to person. They are sometimes mild and subside on their own, while sometimes they need medical attention. The common side- effects of Fasigyn are:
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal cramps or pain
- Skin rashes
Some severe side-effects:
- Difficulty in breathing, sudden wheezing, swelling on lips, tongue, eyelids or face
- Seizures or fits
- Tingling, numbness, pain in limbs or weakness
- Unsteadiness or clumsiness
- Chills and fever
- Painful mouth ulcers
- Metallic taste in mouth or discoloration of tongue
- Dark urine
You must consult the doctor if you see any of these severe symptoms.
Fasigyn is contraindicated in many situations. You must not take Fasigyn if:
- You are allergic to tinidazole or any other similar kind of drug.
- If you are allergic to any active ingredient or other ingredient of this drug. The allergic reaction may lead to wheezing, skin rash or severe itching. If this thing happens, discontinue the use and consult your doctor.
- If you have any blood disorder or any history of blood dysfunction
- If you have any Central Nervous System (CNS) disease like epilepsy
- Spirits, beer or wines are contraindicated during the course of treatment and also after 3 days of stopping the treatment.
Pregnancy and Fasigyn
If you are in your first 13 weeks of pregnancy, you must not take Fasigyn. It is strictly contraindicated during pregnancy. Tell your doctor if you are already bearing a baby or are planning to conceive during the course of treatment.
If you are a breast- feeding mother, do not use Fasigyn as Fasigyn has a tendency to pass into the mother’s milk. It may harm the breastfeeding baby.
Some frequently asked questions about Tinidazole
What is Tinidazole?
Tinidazole is an antibiotic medication used to treat various bacterial and parasitic infections. It belongs to the class of drugs known as nitroimidazoles.
What conditions can Tinidazole treat?
Tinidazole is effective in treating conditions such as bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis (a sexually transmitted infection), amebiasis (intestinal infection caused by amoebas), and giardiasis (intestinal infection caused by the parasite Giardia).
How does Tinidazole work?
Tinidazole works by interfering with the DNA of bacteria and parasites, inhibiting their ability to grow and reproduce. This ultimately leads to the elimination of the infection.
How is Tinidazole taken?
Tinidazole is available in tablet form. The dosage and duration of treatment will depend on the specific infection being treated and the individual's medical condition. It is important to follow your healthcare provider's instructions or the directions on the prescription label. Tinidazole is usually taken with food to minimize stomach upset.
Can Tinidazole be used by children?
Tinidazole can be prescribed to children, and the dosage will be determined by their age, weight, and the specific infection being treated. The healthcare provider will determine the appropriate dosage for children.
Can Tinidazole interact with other medications?
Tinidazole may interact with certain medications, including alcohol, causing unpleasant side effects. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the medications, supplements, or herbal products you are taking to avoid potential interactions.
What are the common side effects of Tinidazole?
Common side effects of Tinidazole may include nausea, vomiting, metallic taste in the mouth, stomach upset, diarrhea, and dizziness. If you experience any severe or persistent side effects, contact your healthcare provider.
Can Tinidazole be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
The use of Tinidazole during pregnancy or while breastfeeding should be discussed with a healthcare provider. The potential risks and benefits should be evaluated based on individual circumstances.
Can I consume alcohol while taking Tinidazole?
It is important to avoid alcohol while taking Tinidazole and for at least 72 hours after completing the treatment. Combining Tinidazole with alcohol can cause severe nausea, vomiting, headache, flushing, and other unpleasant side effects.
How long does Tinidazole stay in the system?
Tinidazole has a half-life of approximately 12 to 14 hours. It typically takes around 2 to 3 days for the medication to be cleared from the body after the completion of the treatment.