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Alinia Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Alinia
Generic Name: nitazoxanide (Pronunciation: nye tah ZOX ah nide)
- What is nitazoxanide (Alinia)?
- What are the possible side effects of nitazoxanide (Alinia)?
- What is the most important information I should know about nitazoxanide (Alinia)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking nitazoxanide (Alinia)?
- How should I take nitazoxanide (Alinia)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Alinia)?
- What happens if I overdose (Alinia)?
- What should I avoid while taking nitazoxanide (Alinia)?
- What other drugs will affect nitazoxanide (Alinia)?
- Where can I get more information?
What is nitazoxanide (Alinia)?
Nitazoxanide is an antiprotozoal agent.
Nitazoxanide is used to treat diarrhea in adults and children caused by the protozoa Giardia lamblia. Nitazoxanide is also used to treat diarrhea caused by the protozoa Cryptosporidium parvum. These conditions are also sometimes referred to as travelers' diarrhea.
Nitazoxanide may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of nitazoxanide (Alinia)?
Stop taking nitazoxanide and seek emergency medical attention if you experience a rare allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives).
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take the medication and talk to your doctor if you experience
- abdominal pain;
- vomiting; or
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the Alinia (nitazoxanide) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects »
What is the most important information I should know about nitazoxanide (Alinia)?
Take nitazoxanide with food.
Talk to your doctor before taking other prescription or over-the-counter medications, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products during treatment with nitazoxanide.
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