What is ORNIDA Injection used for?
ORNIDA Injection tablet/syrup is used to treat bacterial and protozoal infections, such as amoebiasis, amoebic dysentery, trichomoniasis and giardiasis.
ORNIDA Injection injection is used to treat severe amoebic dysentery, amoebic liver abscess and anaerobic bacterial infections.
ORNIDA Injection may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
How does ORNIDA Injection work?
ORNIDA Injection belongs to the class of drugs called imidazole derivatives. This drug acts by binding to certain regions of bacterial DNA and inhibits the bacterial protein synthesis, which is necessary for its survival. Thus, it helps in treating bacterial infections.
How to use ORNIDA Injection ?
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use ORNIDA Injection as prescribed by your doctor.
- Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet.
- ORNIDA Injection injection should be administered only under medical supervision.
- Shake the suspension well before taking each dose, to ensure the uniform mixing of the drug.
If you miss a dose of ORNIDA Injection tablet/syrup , take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
If you miss a dose of ORNIDA Injection injection, please consult your doctor immediately.
What are the drugs that interact with ORNIDA Injection ?
Drugs that interact with ORNIDA Injection include the following:
- Vecuronium bromide
This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.
What are the side effects of ORNIDA Injection ?
The following are the most common side effects of ORNIDA Injection :
- Poor coordination
- Taste impairment
The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:
- Difficulty in breathing
- Unusual tiredness
- Temporary loss of consciousness
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.
What special precautions should be followed while using ORNIDA Injection ?
- Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to ORNIDA Injection or similar drugs.
- Avoid alcohol consumption while using ORNIDA Injection as it may interfere with the absorption of the drug.
- Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if ORNIDA Injection causes dizziness or blurred vision.
- Keep the medication out of reach of children.
- Use a measuring cup while taking each dose.
- Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
You are advised not to use ORNIDA Injection if
- it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
- the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discoloration.
What should you tell your doctor before using ORNIDA Injection ?
- Tell your doctor if you have any medical condition such as kidney or liver impairment, or heart disorders.
- Notify your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Tell the doctor if you have undergone any surgical procedure.
Frequently Asked questions about ORNIDA Injection
- Is it safe to discontinue using ORNIDA Injection once the symptoms subside?
- How should be ORNIDA Injection stored?
- How long can I take ORNIDA Injection ?
No, it is not advised to discontinue the medicine without doctor’s consent.
ORNIDA Injection should be stored at room temperature (15 – 30OC) away from sunlight, heat and radiation.
ORNIDA Injection should be taken for the prescribed duration. Please consult your doctor if you have completed the course.