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Ornimax Information

Ornimax is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. Amebiasis are some of its major therapeutic uses. Ornimax also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The correct dosage of Ornimax depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Ornimax as well, which are listed below. Usually, these side effects of Ornimax go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

In addition, Ornimax's effect is Moderate during pregnancy and Moderate for lactating mothers. Warnings related to Ornimax's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Peripheral Neuropathy must refrain from the use of Ornimax since this can cause severe adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Ornimax are listed in the contraindications section below.

Besides this, Ornimax may also have severe interaction with some medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Ornimax is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



Ornimax Benefits & Uses

Ornimax is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Ornimax Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 5 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Adult(Female)
  • Disease: Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1.5 g
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 5 days
  • Special Instructions: Or 500 mg, BID
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 5 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Ornimax Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Ornimax safe for pregnant women?


    Ornimax can cause unwanted side effects in pregnant women. If you experience any side effects, stop taking Ornimax right away. Take your doctor's advice before taking it again.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Ornimax safe during breastfeeding?


    Women who are breastfeeding can experience some moderate side effects of Ornimax. Immediately discontinue Ornimax if you observe any side effects. Contact your doctor, and restart using it only if your doctor considers it safe for you.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Ornimax on the Kidneys?


    Very few cases of side effects of Ornimax on kidney have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Ornimax on the Liver?


    Side effects of Ornimax rarely affect the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Ornimax on the Heart?


    There are no any side effects of Ornimax for the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Ornimax with Other Drugs

Ornimax should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate

Mild



Ornimax Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Ornimax unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Ornimax

  • Is this Ornimax habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Ornimax has not been reported.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Ornimax as you may feel sleepy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Ornimax only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Ornimax is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

Ornimax Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Ornimax


    Taking Ornimax with food is safe.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Ornimax


    Consuming Ornimax with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Ornimax

Question over 5 years ago

What is Ornimax?

Dr. Saurabh Shakya MBBS , General Physician

Ornimax is the brand name for ornidazole. It is an antibiotic and belongs to a group of medications known as nitroimidazole derivatives. It is available in the form of tablet, infusion, and gel. Ornimax is used for the treatment of stomach, intestine, vaginal, and urinary tract infections caused by an amoeba (protozoa) and anaerobic bacteria. It is also used to prevent these infections during surgical procedures. 

Question almost 5 years ago

Can I take Ornimax with paracetamol?

Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Ornimax can be taken with paracetamol. This is because no record of any interactions has been found. Thus, it is safe to take these two medicines together. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking these two drugs together, do not hesitate to consult your doctor immediately. 

Question about 5 years ago

How long do I need to take Ornimax?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

Ornimax must be taken for as long as it has been prescribed your doctor. Taking it for a prolonged period might cause an overdose while taking it for a less period of time might not produce the desired result. Therefore, you must follow the recommendations of your doctor completely. 

Question almost 5 years ago

Can I discontinue Ornimax on my own?

Dr. Vinod Verma MBBS , Diabetology

It is recommended that you do not stop Ornimax on your own. Always speak to your doctor first who will assess your symptoms and then guide you if Ornimax should be discontinued or continued for some more time. 

Question over 5 years ago

Is Ornimax a sulfa drug/antibiotic/steroid?

Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS , Pediatrics

No, Ornimax is not a sulpha drug or steroid. It is an antibiotic which belongs to the class of medications known as nitroimidazole derivatives. It is effective against anaerobic bacterias and microbes like trichomonas, giardia, and Entamoeba.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 839

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