Tinidazole is a medication prescribed to treat infections caused by protozoa organisms and certain types of bacteria.
How It Works
Tinidazole is an anti-parasitic drug. It mainly clears infection caused by a tiny, single-cell organisms called protozoa. Tinidazole can stop the growth and spread of protozoa and some types of bacteria in the body. This stops the spread of the infection, so the immune system can attack and kill the parasitic organisms.
Tinidazole is chemically similar to metronidazole (Flagyl) but can act faster. Tinidazole is not an antibiotic. It is not effective against viral or fungal infections either.
Tinidazole is primarily prescribed to treat infections caused by parasitic protozoa such as giardiasis and amebiasis. In some cases this drug may be prescribed to treat certain types of vaginal infections caused by bacteria such as vaginosis and trichomoniasis.
Tinidazole is not effective against common cold or the flu, which are conditions caused by viruses.
Tinidazole is only prescribed following a lab test to determine the type of infection causing organism.
The appropriate dosage of Tinidazole will be prescribed by your doctor. Take Tinidazole as exactly as instructed by your doctor for the treatment to be effective.
You should take Tinidazole tablets by the mouth. Swallow each tablet whole without chewing, crushing or breaking. You can take the tablets with food.
Drink some water to make it easy to swallow the tablets if necessary.
You must take Tinidazole for as long as your doctor tells you to. Do not stop taking the medication early if you start feeling better. The full-course treatment plan must be followed to prevent a resurgence of the infection.
Tinidazole may cause any of the following side effects:
Bitter or metallic taste in the mouth
Inform your doctor if side effects do not fade or gets worse over time.
You should not take Tinidazole id any of the ingredients in the drug can cause an allergic reaction.
It’s not recommended to take Tinidazole if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or are planning to become pregnant in the immediate future.
Inform your doctor of any medications, herbal or dietary supplements and vitamins you may be taking. These substances may cause a negative reaction with Tinidazole.
The following medications are known to react adversely with Tinidazole: azole antifungals, barbiturates, and anticoagulants. Disulfiram can exacerbate mood problems experienced as side effects when taking Tinidazole.
Tinidazole may not be safe to use if you have the following medical conditions: clinical problems in nerve tissue, brain or blood; a yeast infection; history of liver problems; or seizures or epilepsy episodes in the past. Do not take Tinidazole if you are currently undergoing dialysis without consulting with a doctor.
Tinidazole may reduce the effectiveness of oral contraceptives (birth control pills).
It’s strongly recommended to avoid consuming alcohol or beverages containing propylene glycol when taking Tinidazole. Do not commence consuming alcohol 3 days after the treatment ends.
If Tinidazole makes you dizzy, do not drive or engage in activities that require you to be alert.