Tinidazole - Drug Information

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General Information on Tinidazole

Generic Name : Tinidazole

Pronunciation : ti-nid-a-zole

Latest prescription information about Tinidazole. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y41.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti-Infective And Antiprotozoals

Why is Tinidazole 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 should Tinidazole not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients during first trimester of pregnancy, breastfeeding, and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Tinidazole?

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 should Tinidazole be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Tinidazole?

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.

What are the side effects of Tinidazole?

   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.

What are the other precautions for Tinidazole?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Tinidazole?

Store it at room temperature.


Schedule : H

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rama murthy annaparthy 

thanks for suggesting medicine for amoebic dysentery, good and satisfactory

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