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Fasigyn (Tinidazole)

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Fasigyn (Tinidazole)

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500mg

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    Description

    Fasigyn is a prescription medication your doctor may give for the treatment of either a bacterial or parasitic infection. It can treat the following:

    • Amebiasis in patients three years and older
    • Bacterial vaginosis in non-pregnant adult women
    • Giardiasis in patients three years and older
    • Trichomoniasis


    Fasigyn enters the infective organism and damages DNA to prevent cellular replication. This process helps to prevent further infection and allows the body to fight the organism.

    Directions

    The dosage will be determined by your healthcare provider, depending on the disease being treated.

    Ingredients

    The active ingredient in Fasigyn is tinidazole.

    Interactions

    Common drug-drug interactions with this medication can include:

    • Alcohol
    • Bacillus clausii
    • BCG (Intravesical)
    • BCG Vaccine
    • Cholera Vaccine
    • Disulfiram
    • Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
    • Lactobacillus and Estriol
    • Sodium Picosulfate
    • Typhoid Vaccine

    Cautions

    Do not take Fasgyn for longer than prescribed. A similar medication has shown carcinogenicity in animal trials.

    Tell your doctor if you have a history of seizures or peripheral neuropathy.

    Use with caution if you have a history of blood disorders.

    Tell your doctor if you have a history of liver problems before starting this drug.

    Side Effects

    The most common adverse reactions may include the following. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you experience any of these:

    • Abdominal cramps
    • Abdominal pain
    • Angioedema
    • Anorexia
    • Arthralgia
    • Arthritis
    • Asthenia
    • Ataxia
    • Bitter taste
    • Bronchospasm
    • Burning sensation
    • Candidiasis
    • Coma
    • Confusion
    • Constipation
    • Dark urine
    • Decreased appetite
    • Depression
    • Diaphoresis
    • Diarrhea
    • Dizziness
    • Drowsiness
    • Dysgeusia
    • Dyspepsia
    • Dyspnea
    • Dysuria
    • Epigastric discomfort
    • Erythema multiforme
    • Fatigue
    • Fever
    • Flatulence 
    • Flushing
    • Hairy tongue
    • Headache
    • Heavy menstrual bleeding
    • Hypersensitivity reaction
    • Increased serum transaminases
    • Increased thirst
    • Insomnia
    • Leukopenia
    • Malaise
    • Metallic taste
    • Myalgia
    • Nausea
    • Neutropenia
    • Oral candidiasis
    • Palpitations
    • Pelvic pain
    • Peripheral neuropathy
    • Pharyngitis
    • Pruritus
    • Salivation
    • Seizure
    • Skin rash
    • Stevens-Johnson syndrome
    • Stomatitis
    • Thrombocytopenia
    • Tongue discoloration
    • Upper respiratory tract infection
    • Urinary tract infection
    • Urine abnormality
    • Urticaria
    • Vaginal discharge
    • Vertigo
    • Vomiting
    • Vulvovaginal candidiasis
    • Vulvovaginal disease
    • Xerostomia

    References

    Tinidazole [package insert]. San Antonio, TX: Mission Pharmacal Company; 2004.



    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 9721

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