This is generic with an anti-parasite effect. Nitazoxanide Daxon (or Alinia, Busulfex as other brand names of the medication) is prescribed to patients with protozoa infections. The parasites like Cryptosporidium and Giardia can infect adults in children. These single-cell organisms live in the open waters and soil.
The Daxon generic allows patients to do away with the parasitic infection in 3-7 days of the therapy. It is necessary to take pills or oral suspension regularly according to the dosage schedule specified by the doctor.
The most common pharma form of the Daxon drug product is pills. The main active agent is nitazoxanide. Among the inactive components in the anti-parasite pills are maize starch, sucrose, talc, magnesium stearate, soy lecithin, xanthan gum, etc. The generic in the form of oral tablets are sold in two drug packages:
A 6-pill pack (blister) with 200 mg nitazoxanide;
A 6-pill pack (blister) with 500 mg nitazoxanide.
It is worth noting that Daxon 500 mg is usually prescribed to adults because of the high content of the main active agent. Nitazoxanide 200 mg is often used for the treatment of children under the age of 12 years. All the components of the generic are safe for the therapy even for the smallest kids of 1-3 years old.
The anti-parasite drug product treats such infections as Giardia Lamblia or Cryptosporidium Parvum. The average duration of the therapy is 3-4 days. Some complicated cases require a longer course while taking Daxon 6-7 days. The dosage for children and adults varies according to the age of the patient:
Children 1-3 years should take the 100 mg Nitazoxanide Daxon generic twice a day (1/2 pill of the Nitazoxanide 200 mg two times a day with the interval of 12 hours) for 3 days.
Children 4-11 years should take the 200 mg Nitazoxanide Daxon generic twice a day (1 pill of the Nitazoxanide 200 mg two times a day with the interval of 12 hours) for 3 days.
Teenagers (young patients +12 years) should take the 500 mg Nitazoxanide Daxon generic twice a day (1 pill of the Nitazoxanide 500 mg two times a day with the interval of 12 hours) for 3 days.
Adults should take the 500 mg Nitazoxanide Daxon generic twice a day (1 pill of the Nitazoxanide 500 mg two times a day with the interval of 12 hours) during 3-5 days.
Note that the patient should not take the doubled dose in case the pill intake was missed. Use Daxon according to the treatment plan with no extra tablets. The overdose leads to severe allergy reactions on the skin and even to breathing problems (swollen tongue, throat, respiration toxicities).
Among side effects, while taking the anti-parasite generic are stomach ache, urine without yellowish coloration (discolored), and nausea. All the similar reactions come to an end when the treatment with Nitazoxanide Daxon is finished. Generic is not forbidden for pregnant women because it does not contain harmful elements for unborn babies. But consulting with the healthcare specialist is a must!