Class: Antiprozoal Agents (Anti-infectives)
Mechanism of Action:
Molecular Formulae: C6H9N3O3 = 171.2
Precautions: Blood dyscrasias. alcohol consumption.
Indications/Uses: Amoebiasis and balantidiasis 400mg tid. in guardiasis 2g od for 3 days, trichomoniasis 2g stat. also used for bacterial vaginosis, vincent`s infection. taken with or after food.
Interactions: Alcohol. oral anticoagulants. phenobarbitone. lithium.
Side Effects: Gastro-intestinal upset. nausea. vomiting. cramps. metallic taste. furry tongue. dark urine. dizziness. headache.