SECNIDAZOLE | CIPAZOLE FORTE 1GM – 2 TABS
Secnidazole is a 5-nitroimidazole derivative with properties similar to those of metronidazole, apart from a much longer plasma half-life of 20 hours or more. It is used in the treatment of amoebiasis, giardiasis, and trichomoniasis in Kenya. Secnidazole is given by mouth, usually as a single dose of 2 g in adults or 30 mg/kg in children. In invasive (hepatic) amoebiasis a dose of 1.5 g daily is given in single or divided doses for 5 days; children may be given 30 mg/kg daily.