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Some types of infections of the vagina, such as bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis, are cured with the help of Tinidazole. Some types of infections caused by parasites like amebiasis and giardiasis can also be treated with Tinidazole. The medicine prevents the multiplication of parasites as well as bacteria. The antibiotic does not cure all types of infections caused by bacteria or parasites. It does not cure viral infections as well.

Tinidazole should be taken orally, as per the doctor’s prescription. In case you have frequent stomach problems, it is best to that you take your dose with a meal. Antibiotics are the most effective, when the quantity of the drug is stably maintained in the body. Thus, Tinidazole should be taken at a particular time daily. Moreover, for the best possible results make sure that you complete the course of the medication even though you feel better. If you do stop the drug without completing the prescribed course, the infection may return.

The dosage of the antibiotic will depend on your health and the severity of the infection. Dosage may be increased if your body accepts the medication and reacts positively to it. In case of children the dosage prescribed is determined according to their weight.

Side effects commonly occur when it comes to taking medicine. A few minor side effects of Tinidazole are bad stomach, nausea, foul taste in the mouth, dizzy spells and diarrhea. The drug also results in darker urine, but this is quite harmless. The urine returns to its normal colour once you stop taking Tinidazole.

Most people do not suffer from serious side effects of this drug. But, in case the symptoms do persist for a long period of time, it is best that you get in touch with your medical practitioner.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.
  • Amebiasis

    Tinidazole is used in the amebiasis which is a parasitic infection that affects the intestine and amebic liver abscess caused by Entamoeba histolytica.
  • Trichomoniasis

    Tinidazole is used in the treatment of trichomoniasis which is a sexually transmitted disease caused by Trichomonas vaginalis.
  • Bacterial Vaginosis

    Tinidazole is used in the treatment of overgrowth of bacteria in the vagina caused by Lactobacillus species.
  • Allergy

    Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Tinidazole or other nitroimidazoles.
  • Difficulty In Breathing

  • Cough

  • Change In Taste

  • Acid Or Sour Stomach

  • Dizziness

  • Headache

  • Loss Of Appetite

  • Nausea Or Vomiting

  • Dry Mouth

  • Mood Swings

  • Body Pain

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medicine can be observed in 1 to 2 hours.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    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.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    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.
  • Missed Dose instructions

    If you miss a dose of Tinidazole, 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 instructions

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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This medicine belongs to the class anthelmintics. It enters into the organism and forms the free radical. A concentration gradient is created in the organism due to alteration in the molecule and promotes the influx of the molecule. Thus, the free radical and the altered molecule will interfere with the DNA synthesis and stops the growth of the organism.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Alcohol


    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended in patients with Tinidazole. Any symptoms of the fast heartbeat, warmth, headache, and breathing difficulty should be reported to the doctor.
  • Interaction with Lab Test


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine


    Tinidazole may increase the concentration of warfarin and increase the risk of bleeding. Inform the doctor if you have any bleeding disorder. Any symptoms of unusual bleeding, blood in stools, headache, and dizziness should be reported to the doctor. An alternate class of medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

    Cholera Vaccine

    If you have taken Tinidazole, then it is advisable to wait for 14 days before taking Cholera vaccine. Usage of other antibiotics and vaccines should be reported to the doctor.


    These medicines may increase the risk of nerve damage if given together. Any symptoms of numbness, tingling or burning sensation in feet, hands should be informed to the doctor. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.


    Tinidazole is not recommended in patients receiving disulfiram due to the risk of confusion and psychotic symptoms. Inform the doctor if you are receiving these medications. Any symptoms of change in behavior, irritation, and altered coordination should be reported to the doctor.
  • Interaction with Disease


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food


    Information not available.
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About Tinidazole
What are the uses of Tinidazole
What are the contraindications of Tinidazole ?
What are the side effects of Tinidazole ?
Key highlights of Tinidazole
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Tinidazole approved?
Medicines containing Tinidazole
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Tinidazole ?