Tradename
Antinal
Generic Name
Nifuroxazide
Category
Gastrointestinal System
Form
Various
Composition
Capsules:
Nifuroxazide...............200 mg
Each 5 ml Suspension:
Nifuroxazide...............220 mg
Description
Broad specturm intestinal antiseptic for the treatment of diarrhea and gastroenteritis
Properties/Actions
Antinal has a wide bactericidal activity against Gram positive and Gram negative enteropathogenic bacteria, e.g. Staph., Strept., Campylobacter, Shigella, Salmonella, E. Coli and Yersina. Antinal is a non-absorbable, locally acting intestinal antiseptic free from systemic side effects. Antinal does not develop plasmid resistance and is effective against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Antinal activity is not affected by the pH of the stomach or by food. Antinal has an excellent tolerability and a wide safety margin, therefore it can be prescribed safely during pregnancy, lactation and for infants.
Antinal ensures rapid clinical response, reducing the risk and severity of dehydration.
Indications
Antinal is indicated in the following:
  • Acute and chronic bacterial diarrhea
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Acute and chronic colitis
  • Intestinal antiseptic in all other types of diarrhea and intestinal infections
  • Traveler's diarrhea
Contraindications
Drug Interactions
Side Effects/Adverse Effects
Pregnancy & Lactation
Dosage & Administration
The following is often recommended:
  • 1 capsule 4 times daily, for adults
  • The dose can be increased according to the clinical response
Overdosage
Warnings
Notes
Storage
Packaging
Antinal is available in the following forms:
  • Strips of 12 capsules in packs of 2 strips
  • Bottles of 60 ml
Manufacturer
Amoun Pharmaceuticals
Date Added/Updated
29th May 2011 11:32am

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