Fasigyn is a synthetic drug intended for the treatment of protozoal infections, i.e. infections caused by parasitic protozoa. The drug also has an antimicrobial effect, and therefore is also used to treat mixed infections. The main active substance of Fasigyn is tinidazole, which penetrates into microorganisms and destroys their DNA. The drug is used to treat giardiasis, trichomoniasis, amebiasis, cutaneous leishmaniasis, as well as anaerobic and mixed infections of different locations (peritonitis, lung abscess, brain, etc.).
Fasigyn is also used to prevent postoperative infections.
It is known that tinidazole penetrates the placenta, so it can not be taken in the first trimester of pregnancy. The consequences of its effect on the fetus are not fully understood. At later stages of pregnancy, Fasigyn is also better not to be used for treatment, he can be appointed only in exceptional cases. Tinidazole is also excreted in breast milk, therefore it is recommended to stop breastfeeding when treating these medications. Contraindications to admission are also blood diseases, organic lesions of the nervous system and hypersensitivity to tinidazole or other components of the drug.
This antibacterial drug can cause many side effects. In particular, it can lead to loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, metallic taste in the mouth. Some patients using Fasigyn for treatment, noted the appearance of weakness, dizziness, even gait disturbance.
It is extremely cautious to use this medicine for people whose professional activity is associated with increased attention. Sometimes the consequence of the use of this remedy are allergic reactions: skin rashes, Quincke’s edema, urticaria. Simultaneous use of Fasigyn and alcohol usually causes nausea and vomiting, intestinal colic. The drug enhances the effect of indirect coagulants.
Fasigyn can be taken concomitantly with antibiotics or sulfonamides (as directed by a doctor).