I have contracted giardia (I am in a bush village in Africa at the moment) and cannot take flagyl - is it a flagyl dirivative? There is a pharmacy but no GP. I will need to get a GP to fax in a script.
31 Jul 2010
Doxycycline contains the active ingredient doxycycline, which belongs to a group of antibiotics called the tetracyclines. Doxycycline is an antibiotic that has the ability to inhibit the growth of a wide variety of bacteria and certain other organisms. It works by preventing bacteria from producing proteins that are essential to them. Without these proteins the bacteria cannot grow, replicate and increase in numbers. Doxycycline therefore stops the spread of the infection and the remaining bacteria eventually die.
Doxycycline is prescribed to treat:
- Various other infections caprescribed by susceptible bacteria and micro-organisms;
- Urinary tract;
- Eye and sexually transmitted infections;
- A wide variety of respiratory;
Interactions between your selected drugs
valproic acid ↔ nitazoxanide
Applies to: valproic acid, nitazoxanide
Nitazoxanide may increase the potential for toxicity of other highly plasma protein bound drugs. The mechanism of action is competition for plasma protein binding sites. Tizoxanide, its active metabolite, is over 99.9% plasma protein bound. The clinical significance is unknown. Caution is recommended when highly protein bound drugs with narrow therapeutic indices are administered concurrently. Additionally, total plasma concentrations should be interpreted cautiously, because a greater amount of free drug may be present.
No other interactions were found between your selected drugs.
Note: this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
Other drugs that your selected drugs interact with
* nitazoxanide interacts with 9 other drugs.
* valproic acid interacts with more than 200 other drugs.
* Flagyl (metronidazole) interacts with more than 100 other drugs.
I am sorry but this is all I am able to do for you, no excuse but I am in Chile
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