Ornidazole is an antiprotozoal agent that is prescribed to help treat or prevent certain infections.

Generic Tiberal, Xynor, Avrazor


Entamizole Plus, Giro


Abbott, Panacea Biotec


500 mg




Ornidazole is used for the treatment of bacterial infections

How it Works

Ofloxacin is known as an anti-infection, anti-bacterial, and anti-protozaol medication. Ofloxacin works by entering bacterial and protozoal cells and interfering with their DNA. Ofloxacin damages the DNA and also prevents the bacteria and protozoa from forming new DNA. This results in tinidazole killing the micro-organisms, which clears up the infection.

Common Side effects

Patients who take Ornidazole may suffer from such side effects;

Dry mouth,
Metallic taste


Given as a drug that kills bacterial microorganisms along with being beneficial in protozoa, Ornidazole is a very useful drug in infections of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. Since this drug is given in many systemic as well as local conditions, it is widely available in the market and is known by people. It can be consumed orally to get benefits.


There are many medical situations in which this drug is given to the patients. Since it acts against the amoebic protozoa, it is often used for hepatic amebiasis, amoebic liver abscess, intestinal, and amoebic dysentery. Patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease and trichomoniasis infections can also be given this tablet. The doses may vary from patient to patient. Also, in anaerobic infections, the drug is given to the patients with good action and coverage against many types of anaerobic microorganisms. In tablet strength of 500 mg, three tablets are given in amoebic dysentery for three days, while for trichomoniasis infections, the patient is suggested to take three tablets in one day. Orally, it is also given for amoebiasis in the hepatic region for a longer period because of the accumulation of the drug.

Dosage and administration

Usually, this drug is given in dose of 500 mg tablets, once daily for 10 days in amoebic dysentery, which is mild, but in severe cases, it can be given up to a dose of 1.5 g for 5 days. Also, in cases of trichomoniasis and giardiasis, a high dose through oral route for few days can be effective. All of these treatments are done through the oral route, although there are other formulations for intravenous injections available.


Previous history of hypertension mandates that this drug cannot be given.
In pregnant women and in children, doctors usually avoid prescribing the drug.
This medication causes severe dizziness thus do not perform any activities that require you to remain alert after taking this medication.
Any kind of problem after taking the drug should be informed to the doctor, so that proper follow-up measures can be taken.

Side effects

Serious side effects usually do not occur with this particular drug but whenever such symptoms listed below occur, the drug may be required to be removed from the treatment profile, as advised by the physician.

Prolonged dizziness
Tingling sensations
Bloody stool
Tremors or seizures
Any hypersensitivity reactions

Symptoms like light headaches, drowsiness, nausea, or vomiting occur because of the irritant properties of the drug. There are also other minor side effects, like change in taste whereby the patients can seek consultation with their doctors, and change medication as per advice.

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