Generic Name : Tinidazole Pronunciation : ti-nid-a-zole Therapeutic Classification : Anti-Infective And Antiprotozoals ICD Code : Y41.3
India- Tinidazole, Amebmagma, Amebamagma, Tinicide -DS (300 mg), Tinidazole, Tinizol, Tinvista, Tridazole, Zil, Tinicide –DS, Tinidazole, Tina –Tos, T, Tizole, Tinica –500, Avigyn, Tiniba, Enidazol, Tini, Tina, Fasino, Costini, Datisole SR, Trag, Zoacide, Tina –Tos, Tizole, TZ –500, Tinvista, Tinifas FC, Amygyn, Tini, Tina, Fasino D.S., Costini, Zoacide D.S, Enidazol, Tiniba – DS, Tinibid DS, Cozit, Trag, Tini.
International- Tindamax. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an anti-parasitic, prescribed for trichomoniasis, giardiasis, bacterial vaginosis, and amebiasis. It works by killing sensitive parasites and bacteria. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Contraindicated in patients during first trimester of pregnancy, breastfeeding, and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Amoebiasis: Adult- PO- The recommended dose is 2gm once daily for 3 days.
Child- PO- The recommended dose is 30 to 50 mg/kg/day.
Trichomoniasis, Giardiasis, Bacterial Vaginosis- Adult- PO- The recommended dose is 2gm as a single dose. How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of nerve, brain, or blood problems; yeast infection, seizures, liver disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
* Avoid alcohol consumption. Side Effects :
Central Nervous System - Peripheral neuropathy (numbness, weakness, burning pain), tingling, unsteadiness, incoordination, giddiness, sleeplessness and drowsiness.
Gastrointestinal - Tongue discoloration, mouth ulcer and diarrhea.
Hypersensitivity - Hives, itching, rash, flushing, sweating, dryness of mouth, fever, burning sensation, thirst, watery mouth and shock.
Genitourinary - Darkened urine.
Heart - Palpitations.
Blood - Decrease in white blood cells and platelets.
Miscellaneous - Increased vaginal discharge, mouth infection, liver function abnormalities, joint/muscle pain, and joint inflammation.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.
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