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Brand name: Fasigyn TM

Active ingredients: tinidazole

What it is used for

INDICATIONS AS AT 27 FEBRUARY 2004 : Fasigyn is indicated for the oral treatment of: (a) Trichomonas vaginalis infections of the genito-urinary tract in both female and male patients. When infection with Trichomonas vaginalis has been confirmed or is suspected, simultaneous treatment of the consort is recommended. (b) Giardiasis. (c) Amoebic Dysentery and Amoebic Liver Abscess. (d) Acute Giardiasis and Acute Amoebic Dysentery and Amoebic Liver disease in children. (e) The prevention of infection of the surgical site which may be contaminated or potentially contaminated with anaerobic organisms, for example during colonic, gastro-intestinal and gynaecological surgery.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 18 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White, round, film-coated biconvex tablet 12.7mm diameter and 4.7 mm thick with "FAS 500" on one side and plain on the other.

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on November 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient tinidazole

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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