Tinidazole is an antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body. It is used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria, such as infection of the intestines or vagina. It is also used to treat certain sexually dispatched infections.
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. It should be taken with or without food at the same time each day.
The recommended dose for children 3 years age or older:
- for Amebiasis, intestinal: 50 mg/kg/day for 3 days (up to 2 g/day)
- for Amebiasis, liver abscess: 50 mg/kg/day for 3-5 days (up to 2 g/day)
- for Giardiasis: 50 mg/kg as a single dose (up to 2 g/day)
The recommended dose for adults:
- for Amebiasis, intestinal: 2 g/day for 3 days
- for Amebiasis, liver abscess: 2 g/day for 3-5 days
- for Bacterial vaginosis: 2 g/day for 2 days or 1 g/day for 5 days
- for Giardiasis: 2 g as a single dose
- for Trichomoniasis: Oral: 2 g as a single dose.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.
Avoid drinking alcohol while taking it and for at least 3 days after ends. You may have unpleasant side effects such as fast heartbeats, severe nausea, vomiting, sweating, and warmth or tingling under your skin. Don't use it if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Don't use Tinidazole if you have allergic reaction, you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Possible side effect
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergy: hives, difficult breathing; skin tumor. Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as fever, flu symptoms, tingly feeling, convulsions, nausea, diarrhea.
The drug may cooperate with amiodarone, cimetidine, cholestyramine, cyclosporine, dexamethasone, fluorouracil, griseofulvin, lithium, rifampin, antibiotics, HIV medication. Also note that interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. As usual it affects the the effect of drugs, so consult with your doctor about how it interactions are being managed or should be managed.Before using it, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. Skip the missed dose if it is time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Overdose symptoms are not known. If necessary seek emergency medical help at once.
Store your medicines at room temperature between between 20-25 C (68-77 F).
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