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Tinidazole

Tinidazole

Tinidazole

Tinidazole is an antibiotic that is used to treat certain types of vaginal infections (bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis). It is also used to treat certain types of parasite infections (giardiasis, amebiasis). It works by stopping the growth of certain bacteria and parasites.

Uses

Tinidazole is an antibiotic that is used to treat certain types of vaginal infections (bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis). It is also used to treat certain types of parasite infections (giardiasis, amebiasis). It works by stopping the growth of certain bacteria and parasites.

This antibiotic treats only certain bacterial and parasitic infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). Using any antibiotic when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections.

How to use Tinidazole

Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. To prevent stomach upset, take this medication with food. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. For children, the dosage is also based on weight.

For the best effect, take this antibiotic at evenly spaced times. To help you remember, take this medication at the same time(s) every day.

Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a short time. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.

Tell your doctor if your condition lasts or gets worse.

side effects

Tinidazole may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • sharp, unpleasant metallic taste
  • upset stomach
  • vomiting
  • loss of appetite
  • constipation
  • stomach pain or cramps
  • headache
  • tiredness or weakness
  • dizziness

 Dosage

Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Take tinidazole with food.

Some infections are treated with only one dose. Follow your doctor's instructions.

Do not share this medication with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of Tinidazole 500 MG Capsule, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

Warnings

Pregnancy - This medicine is not recommended in the first trimester of pregnancy. It can be used in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy only if clearly needed.

Breast-feeding - This medicine is known to excreted through the breastmilk. The child should not breastfeed while taking this medicine and for at least 3 days after the last dose.

General warnings

Blood cell count - This medicine may lower the blood cell count and may lead to leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, and bone marrow aplasia. Close monitoring of WBC count, platelets is necessary. Discontinue the treatment if any signs of low blood cell count appear.

Storage

Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.Information last revised October 2017. Copyright(c) 2017 First Databank, Inc.

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