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Generic Name (active ingredient): Tinidazole
Brand Name: Tindamax, Fasigyn
Tinidazole is antiprotozoal drug with antibacterial activity. Tinidazole is indicated for the treatment of protozoal infections caused by trichomoniasis, giardiasis, amebiasis, infections caused by anaerobic bacteria (pneumonia, empyema, lung abscess, ulcerative gingivitis, prevention of postoperative infectious complications caused by anaerobes), Helicobacter pylori eradication.
How does the medication work?
Tinidazole is a medication for the treatment of protozoal infections. It is highly effective against protozoa and obligate anaerobes: trichomonads, amoebas, giardias, causative microorganism of anaerobic infections. Action mechanism is associated with inhibiting synthesis and disturbing DNA chain. Tinidazole penetrates blood-brain barrier.
When Tinidazole is prescribed?
Tinidazole is used to treat:
Prophylaxis of post-operative anaerobic infections
What should I know before taking Tinidazole?
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to Tinidazoleor to any other medicines such as:
Metronidazole, Ornidazole and other azoles.
Do not take Tinidazole if any of the below conditions apply to you:
Before taking Tinidazole, tell your health care provider about any other medicines you take or if you have any of the following disorders:
If you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or breastfeed, you should take Tinidazole only under a strict control of your doctor. Tinidazole belongs to a pregnancy category C meaning that it may cause damage to the fetus.
How to take Tinidazole:
Tinidazole is available in the form of tablets which are taken orally swallowing whole. Do not crash, split or chew the tablets. Dosage of Tinidazole is prescribed individually by physician.
Take the entire amount of Tinidazole prescribed by your doctor, even if you feel better before the end of the treatment. If you stop taking medication too early, symptoms may return.
If you missed the scheduled dose, take the medication as soon as you remember, but skip the dose if it is almost the time for the following dose. Do not take two doses at once.
What are the side effects of Tinidazole?
Tinidazole may cause the following side effects:
If you experience any side effect that last long or becomes bothersome, please inform your doctor as dose adjustment or treatment discontinuation may be required.
Which are Tinidazole overdose symptoms?
If you overdose Tinidazole, seek immediate medical attention. Overdose symptoms include: vomiting, dizziness, loss of coordination, numbness and tingling, and seizures
Which other medicines may affect Tinidazole?
Tinidazole may interact with the following groups of drugs:
For a complete list of possible interactions ask your doctor or pharmacist. Before taking Tinidazole, let your doctor know what other medicines, including OTC, you currently take.
How should I store Tinidazole?
You should store the medication at dry and protected from light place out of reach of children.