Generic Alinia, 500mg, 6 Tabs, Nitazoxanide
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NITAZOXANIDE - ORAL TABLET
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This medication is used to treat diarrhea due to certain intestinal parasitic infections (i.e., Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia lamblia).
How to use
Take this medication by mouth every 12 hours for 3 days with food, or as directed by your doctor.Children less than 11 years of age should not take these tablets. Instead, they should take nitazoxanide suspension.Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level.
Therefore, take this drug at evenly spaced intervals.Continue to take this medication until the full-prescribed amount is finished even if symptoms disappear after a few doses. Stopping this medication too early may allow the parasites to continue to grow, which may result in a relapse of the infection.Inform your doctor if your condition worsens or does not improve.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Precautions Before taking nitazoxanide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your Doctor for more details. Before using this medication, tell the doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease, kidney disease, weak immune system (e.g., HIV infection).
Do not take over-the-counter medications to treat diarrhea without first checking with your doctor or pharmacist.Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication.It is not known whether this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Side effects This medication is generally well tolerated when taken as directed.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects.