This medicine is an anti-infective agent used for treating various bacterial and parasitic infections. It belongs to a group of medicines called nitromidazoles.Such infections are caused by bacteria and protozoan parasites. It does not work for viral infections such as cold or flu. This medicine enters the cell of a bacteria and damages the DNA, which destroys its structure and inhibits DNA synthesis, hence preventing the growth of the microbial cell.
Composition of Fasigyn
The medicine fasigyn contains the following active ingredient Tinidazole which is an anti-infective that has antibacterial and antiprotozoal which works for a wide range of microorganisms. This medicine also contains titanium dioxide, sodium lauryl, alginic acid, microcrystalline cellulose, sulfate, propylene glycol and magnesium stearate. Apart from this it also contains hydroxypropyl methylcellulose and maize starch.
Uses of Fasigyn
This medicine is used for the treatment of trichomoniasis, vaginitis, gingivitis, giardiasis and dysentery. Apart from this it is also used for the treatment of skin infection, septicemia, chest and lung infection, genital and womb lining inflammation and abdomen infection. It is also used for the prevention of bacterial infections post operation.
Side- Effects of Fasigyn
This medicine has side effects like any other medicine. If you experience any of the symptoms post the usage of this medicine, get medical help immediately. It may be rare, but the symptoms can be severe. Symptoms such as:
- Unable to breathe
- Swelling of face, eyelids, face or lips or tongue
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach pain
- Painful ulcers
- Sore mouth
- Dark Urine
- Unpleasant metallic taste
- Vaginal Itching, burning or a white discharge (For women)
Apart from this, the medicine can also cause a temporary reduction in the number of the white blood cells. This condition does not have any symptoms.
Contraindications of Fasigyn
It is important that you have a word with your doctor before you start using this medicine. The doctor will check your medical history and advise if you can use this medicine. The doctor will especially check if you have any allergies to this medicine or to any ingredients of this medicine or any other type of allergy. If you have any of the symptoms of allergies or side effects the doctor will advise against the use of this medicine. Also, if you have a history of blood disorders or any other disease of brain, nerve or the spinal cord.It is advised not to drink alcohol or any other alcoholic beverages while using this medicine and up to four days post the completion of the dosage. This medicine can make you feel drowsy and you can have problems with synchronization, hence make sure you do not drive or use heavy machinery if you have any such symptoms.
Pregnancy and Fasigyn
It is not advised to use this medicine if you are pregnant. This medicine can pass into the breast milk hence make sure that you do not use this medicine while breastfeeding.