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By Medicover Hospitals / 17 Dec 2020
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What is Tinidazole?

Tinidazole is an antibiotic which fights with bacteria in the body. These antibiotics are used to treat infections that are caused by bacteria such as infection of intestines and vagina. Tinidazole are also used for treating certain sexually transmitted infections.

  1. Tinidazole Uses
  2. Tinidazole Side effects
  3. Precautions
  4. Tinidazole Warnings
  5. Frequently Asked Questions
  6. Citations

Tinidazole Uses:

Tinidazole is used for the treatment of trichomoniasis (Sexually transmitted disease), giardiasis (infection in the intestine which can cause diarrhea, stomach cramps and gas), and amebiasis. The antibiotics are also used for treating bacterial vaginosis in women. It also works in killing organisms which can cause infection. Tinidazole tablets work by stopping the growth of certain bacteria and parasites.

Tinidazole Side Effects:

Some of the common Tinidazole side effects are:

  • Stomach infection
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Constipation
  • Stomach cramps
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Weakness

Some of the major side effects of Tinidazole are:

  • Seizures
  • Numbness or tingling in hand and feet
  • Rash
  • Hives
  • Swelling of face, throat, eyes, feet and ankles
  • Difficulty in swelling and breathing

If you have any of these serious symptoms immediately contact your doctor for further assistance. In any case, due to Tinidazole if you get any kind of reactions in your body try avoiding it.

A doctor advised you to take the medicines by seeing your problems and the benefits of this medicine are greater than the side effects. Majority of the people who use this medicine don’t show any side effects. Get medical help immediately if you get any serious Tinidazole side effects.

Precautions:

Before taking Tinidazole you should tell your doctor if you are taking any medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements and any other herbal products. The doctor may change the medication after monitoring your side effects.

Talk to your doctor if you’re having a yeast infection or are getting treated for any dialysis.
Inform your doctor if you have these problems:

  • If you ever got allergic.
  • If you got jaundice or liver problem after taking Azithromycin.
  • If you’re getting some reactions due to clarithromycin and telithromycin.

  • Inform your doctor if you have these problems:
    • Liver disease
    • Kidney disease
    • Myasthenia gravis
    • Heartbeat disorder
    • Low levels of potassium in the blood

    How to get rid of the side effects?

  • Nausea - Avoid eating spicy foods while taking Azithromycin. Try to have simple meals.
  • Losing of appetite - Eat small meals for every 2-3 hour break. Try having nutritious snacks which are high in calories and protein
  • Headaches - Drink plenty of water. If you are facing a severe headache ask your doctor to prescribe you with pain killers.
  • How to take Tinidazole?

    Tinidazole comes in the form of tablets and liquids. Tinidazole tablets are taken with foods as a single dose once a day for 2 to 5 days. Follow the prescription label carefully for not taking it in the wrong way.

    Dosage forms and strengths

  • Tinidazole 250 mg tablets
  • Tinidazole 500 mg tablets
  • Dosage for various diseases:

    Trichomoniasis

  • It’s sexually transmitted diseases.
  • 2 g oral dose for male and female
  • Giardiasis

  • For adults, 2 g dose should be taken with food
  • For children’s older than 3 years of age the dosage should be 50 mg with food
  • Amebiasis Intestinal

  • For adults, the dose should be 2 g per day for 3 days taken with food
  • Amebic Liver abscess

  • Dosage recommended for adults is 2 g dose per day for 3-5 days with food.
  • Bacterial Vaginosis

  • It’s a vaginal infection
  • Dosage should be taken is 2 g dose once daily for 2 days with food
  • Missed dose:

    Missing one or two-dose of Tinidazole won’t show any effect on your body. The skipped dose causes no problem. But with some medication, it won’t work if you don’t take the dosage on time. If you miss a dose some sudden chemical change may affect your body. In some cases, your doctor would advise you to take the prescribed medicine as soon as possible if you have missed the dose.

    Overdose:

    Overdose of a drug can be accidental. If you have taken more than the prescribed Tinidazole tablets there is a chance of getting a harmful effect on your body’s functions. Overdose of a medicine can lead to some medical emergency.

    Tinidazole Warnings:

    • Allergic reaction
    • Trouble breathing
    • Hives
    • Swelling of throat or tongue

    Warnings for serious health conditions:

    Pregnant women:

    Tinidazole is not evaluated for pregnant women. If a woman is using the drug during her pregnancy there is no such high risk of pregnancy loss, birth defects or any other problems. But to be on safe side consult your Doctor before taking the medicine.

    Breastfeeding:

    Tinidazole passes into breast milk. It can cause some side effects to child’s who are breastfed. These can include diarrhea, vomiting and rash. Before taking Tinidazole while breastfeeding consult your doctor.

    Tinidazole Storage:

    Direct contact with heat, air and light may damage your medicines. The exposure of medicine may cause some harmful effects. The medicine must be kept in a safe place and out of children’s reach.

    Mainly the drug should be kept at room temperature between 68ºF and 77ºF (20ºC and 25ºC)

    Before taking Tinidazole consult your Doctor. In case if you face any problems or get any side effects after taking Tinidazole rush immediately to your nearby hospital or consult your doctor for better treatment. Carry your medications always in your bag while travelling to avoid any immediate emergencies. Follow your prescription and follow your Doctor advice whenever you take Tinidazole

    Tinidazole vs Ornidazole:

    Tinidazole Ornidazole
    - Tinidazole is an antibiotic which fights with bacteria in the body. These antibiotics are used to treat infections that are caused by bacteria such as infection of intestines and vagina. - Ornidazole is an antibiotic which helps the body in fighting infections that are caused by bacteria and parasites. These are used for treating infections of liver, stomach, vagina, brain and lungs.
    Some of the common Tinidazole side effects are:
    • Stomach infection
    • Vomiting
    • Nausea
    • Loss of appetite
    • Constipation
    • Stomach cramps
    • Headache
    • Tiredness
    • Dizziness
    • Tiredness
    Side effects of Ornidazole are:
    • Pain in abdomen
    • Vertigo
    • Headache
    • Skin rash
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Dryness in mouth
    • Metallic taste
    • Epilepsy
    • Fainting
    • Rigidity
    Dosage forms and strengths:
    • Tinidazole 250 mg tablets
    • Tinidazole 500 mg tablets
    Dosage forms and strengths:
    • Ornidazole 500 mg tablets
    Dosage for various diseases:
    Trichomoniasis:
    • It’s sexually transmitted diseases.
    • 2g oral dose for male and female
    Giardiasis:
    • For adults 2 g dose should be taken with food
    • For children’s older than 3 year of age the dosage should be 50 mg with food
    Adult dosage:
    • 0.5gm to 1.5gm daily for 1 to 7 days

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    A study says that the cure rate in one week among the patients was 100% with ornidazole and the cure rate with tinidazole is 95%.
    Tinidazole is an antibiotic which fights with bacteria in the body. These antibiotics are used to treat infections that are caused by bacteria such as infection of intestines and vagina.
    Tinidazole will cause vaginal infection. Talk to your doctor if you have itching in the vagina or white discharge with mild or no odour.
    The tinidazole can stay up to 12 hours in our body.

    Citations:

  • Tinidazole, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0149291805003243
  • Tinidazole and Metronidazole, https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-01401199/
  • Tinidazole vs Ornidazole:, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0002937810021575