Satranidazole

Description

Satranidazole is a medicine that contains satranidazole as an active ingredient. It is used to treat infections of the liver, stomach, intestines, vagina, skin, lungs, brain and heart caused by bacteria and parasites. It can also be used to prevent infections that occur after surgeries. It works by killing the bacteria and parasites that cause infections by damaging their DNA. Common side effects of Satranidazole include headaches, metallic taste, dryness in the mouth, stomach upset and nausea. These are usually mild and subside with time, Consult your doctor if these symptoms persist for a long time. You can take Satranidazole with or without food around the same time every day. Once Satranidazole therapy is started, it is always recommended to finish the entire course of treatment to prevent the development of bacterial resistance. Satranidazole is not recommended if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless clearly needed. Satranidazole is not recommended for use in children. Inform your doctor if you have kidney diseases before taking Satranidazole. Avoid driving or any activity that requires concentration after taking Satranidazole since it may cause drowsiness. Do not consume alcohol while using Satranidazole as it irritates your stomach due to a Disulfiram reaction.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Satranidazole

  • Headache
  • Dry mouth
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Rash
  • Joint pain
  • Insomnia (Sleeplessness)
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Metallic taste

Uses of Satranidazole

What is it prescribed for?

  • Parasitic infections
  • Bacterial infections
  • Giardiasis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for Satranidazole to show its action is 1-2 hours after taking it.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which Satranidazole remains active in the body is about 12 hours after taking it.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with Satranidazole due to the increased risk of disulfiram reaction. It can lead to adverse effects such as abdominal cramps, headache, nausea, vomiting, flushing. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with Satranidazole.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported for Satranidazole.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    Satranidazole is not recommended for use in pregnancy unless clearly needed. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    Satranidazole is not recommended for use in breastfeeding unless clearly needed. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with your doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

Satranidazole is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to ofloxacin, fluoroquinolones, satranidazole, or any other inactive ingredients present in this medicine. Consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms like rash, hives, itching, redness of the skin, breathing difficulties, etc.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Satranidazole is not recommended for use in pregnancy unless clearly needed. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with your doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

Satranidazole is not recommended for use in breastfeeding unless clearly needed. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with your doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Use in Children

Satranidazole is not recommended for use in children below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine under certain specific circumstances, if the benefits significantly outweigh the risks. In such a case, the patient should be monitored closely for any adverse effects.

Driving or Operating Machinery

Satranidazole may cause drowsiness or blurred vision in some patients. It is advised that you avoid any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Other medicines

Satranidazole may interact with other medicines and cause severe adverse effects. Inform your doctor about all your current medicines, including any herbs and supplements before beginning the treatment with Satranidazole.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose of Satranidazole as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Never take more than the prescribed dose. Seek emergency medical treatment or contact your doctor in case of an overdose of Satranidazole.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with Satranidazole due to the increased risk of disulfiram reaction. It can lead to adverse effects such as abdominal cramps, headache, nausea, vomiting, flushing. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with Satranidazole.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Kidney diseases

Satranidazole should be used with extreme caution if you have severe kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on your clinical condition.

Liver disease

Satranidazole should be used with extreme caution if you have severe liver disease due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on your clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Satranidazole as instructed by your doctor. Do not take in more or fewer doses than advised. Take Satranidazole with lots of fluids to counteract dehydration caused by diarrhoea. Ensure that the treatment course is completed and do not stop the use of Satranidazole without consulting your doctor as it can lead to bacterial resistance. Keep Satranidazole away from the reach of children and pets. Ensure that the unused medicine is disposed of properly.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Satranidazole treats infection by interfering with the DNA formation of bacteria and protozoa that causes infection and stop their growth.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Anthelmintics, Antiamoebic agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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Information on this page was last updated on 19 Aug 2021

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