Albizox Powder for Suspension

Brand Name: Albizox
Generic: Nitazoxanide
Weight: 100 mg/5 ml
Type: Powder for Suspension
Therapeutic Class: Anti-diarrhoeal Antiprotozoal
Manufacturer: Albion Laboratories Limited
Price: 70.00
Last Updated: 2020-11-21 18:15:00

Albizox Powder for Suspension Uses

Albizox Powder for Suspension contains Nitazoxanide. Albizox uses:

Nitazoxanide is indicated in diarrhoea caused by Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia lamblia, Amebiasis and helminth infections.

Albizox Powder for Suspension Doses

Albizox Powder for Suspension contains Nitazoxanide 100 mg/5 ml. Albizox doses:

Age 1-3 years: 5 ml (100 mg) twice daily for 3 days

Age 4-11 years: 10 ml (200 mg) twice daily for 3 days

Age >12 years: 25 ml or 1 tablet (500 mg) twice daily for 3 days

The suspension or tablet should be taken with food.

30 ml suspension: Shake the bottle well before adding water. Then add 20 ml of boiled and cooled water (with the help of provided cup) into the bottle and shake well to make 30 ml suspension.

60 ml suspension: Shake the bottle well before adding water. Then add 40 ml of boiled and cooled water (with the help of provided cup) into the bottle and shake well to make 60 ml suspension.

Side Effects

Nitazoxanide is generally well tolerated. However abdominal pain, diarrhoea vomiting and headache have been reported rarely

Introduction

Nitazoxanide, a synthetic antiprotozoal agent. Nitazoxanide is well absorbed from GIT. It interferes with the Pyruvate Ferredoxin Oxidoreductase (PFOR) enzyme dependent electron transfer reaction which is essential to anaerobic glucose energy metabolism. This results in cell swelling, membrane damage resulting in dysfunction of the parasite.

Albizox Precaution

Nitazoxanide should be administrated with caution to patients with hepatic, renal and biliary disease.

Interaction

Nitazoxanide is highly bound to plasma protein (>99.9%). Therefore, caution should be used when administering Nitazoxanide concurrently with other highly plasma-protein bound drugs.

Pregnancy Lactation use

Pregnancy category B. This drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.

Nursing mother: It is not known whether Nitazoxanide is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Nitazoxanide is administrated to a nursing woman.

Contraindication

Known hypersensitivity to Nitazoxanide or any other ingredient in the formulations

Special Warning

Paediatric Use: Safety and effectiveness of Nitazoxanide for Oral Suspension in paediatric patients less than one year of age have not been studied.

Impaired renal or hepatic function: The pharmacokinetics of Nitazoxanide in patients with impaired renal or hepatic function have not been studied. Therefore, Nitazoxanide must be administered with caution to patients with hepatic and biliary disease, to patients with renal disease and to patients with combined renal and hepatic disease.

Acute Overdose

Information on Nitazoxanide overdosage is not available. Single oral doses of up to 4000 mg Nitazoxanide have been administered to healthy adult volunteers without significant adverse effects.

Interaction with other Medicine

 

Storage Condition

Store in a cool and dry place, away from light and moisture. Once reconstituted suspension should be used within 7 days.

Albizox Powder for Suspension price in Bangladesh 70.00