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Fasigyn

Generic Name: tinidazole
Brands: Tindamax


What is the most important information I should know about Fasigyn?

· Take all of the Fasigyn that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated.

· Do not drink alcohol while taking Fasigyn and for 3 days after finishing the medication. Flushing, fast heartbeats, severe nausea, vomiting and sweating may occur when alcohol is ingested during Fasigyn therapy.

 

What is Fasigyn?

· Fasigyn is an antimicrobial agent. It fights infections your body.

· Fasigyn is used to treat certain intestinal infections, liver infections and sexually transmitted diseases.

· Fasigyn may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

 

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Fasigyn?

· Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you     ·have liver disease or blood disorders;     ·have had an allergic reaction to metronidazole (Flagyl);     ·have a stomach or intestinal disease, or     ·have any seizure disorder (including epilepsy), or any central nervous system diseases .

· You may not be able to take Fasigyn, or you may require a lower dose or special monitoring during your therapy if you have any of these conditions.

· Fasigyn crosses the placenta and can enter fetal circulation. Fasigyn should not be administered to pregnant patients during the first trimester of pregnancy.

· Fasigyn is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether Fasigyn will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

· Fasigyn passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing infant. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

 

How should I take Fasigyn?

· Take Fasigyn exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

 

· Take each dose with a full glass (8 ounces) of water.

· Take Fasigyn with food to lessen stomach upset.

· Take all of the Fasigyn that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated.

· Store Fasigyn at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

 

What happens if I miss a dose?

· Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Take the rest of the day's doses at evenly spaced intervals unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

 

What happens if I overdose?

· Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected.

· Symptoms of a Fasigyn overdose include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, loss of coordination, numbness and tingling, and seizures.

 

What should I avoid while taking Fasigyn?

· Do not drink alcohol while taking Fasigyn and for 3 days after finishing the medication. Flushing, fast heartbeats, severe nausea, vomiting and sweating may occur when alcohol is ingested during Fasigyn therapy.

· Be aware of the alcohol content of other products such as cough and cold medicines. Alcohol in these products can also cause a reaction.

 

What are the possible side effects of Fasigyn?

· If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking Fasigyn and seek emergency medical attention:     ·an allergic reaction (swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; shortness of breath; closing of your throat; or hives);     ·seizures;     ·numbness or tingling;     ·dizziness or loss of coordination; or     ·severe diarrhea.

· Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take Fasigyn and talk to your doctor if you experience     ·darkening of your urine;     ·nausea, vomiting, or loss of appetite;     ·excessive thirst or salivation;     ·an unpleasant metallic taste in your mouth;     ·constipation or mild diarrhea;     ·headache; or     ·swollen, sore or discolored tongue.

· Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

 

What other drugs will affect Fasigyn?

· Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:     ·a barbiturate such as phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton), amobarbital (Amytal), or secobarbital (Seconal);     ·warfarin (Coumadin);     ·cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune) or tacrolimus (Prograf);     ·fluorouracil (Adrucil, Efudex, Carac, Flurorplex);      ·cholestyramine (Questran);      ·oxytetracycline (Terramycin);      ·phenytoin (Dilantin); or     ·lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith, others).

· Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with Fasigyn. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.

· Do not drink alcohol while taking Fasigyn and for 3 days after finishing the medication. Flushing, fast heartbeats, severe nausea, vomiting and sweating may occur when alcohol is ingested during Fasigyn therapy.

 

Where can I get more information?

· Your pharmacist has additional information about Fasigyn written for health professionals that you may read.


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