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Tinidazole

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Tinidazole is an antibiotic that is effective in controlling anaerobic infection...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Interactions
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
uses

Uses of Tinidazole

  • Anaerobic infections such as-
  • Intraperitoneal infections: peritonitis, abscess
  • Gynaecological infections
  • Bacterial septicaemia
  • Postoperative wound infections
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Upper and lower respiratory tract infections: pneumonia, empyema, lung abscess
  • Non-specific vaginitis
  • Acute ulcerative gingivitis
  • Urogenital trichomoniasis
  • Giardiasis
  • Intestinal amoebiasis
  • Amoebic involvement of the liver
  • Prophylaxis: The prevention of postoperative infections caused by anaerobic bacteria, especially those associated with colonic, gastrointestinal and gynaecological surgery
contraindications

Contraindications of Tinidazole

When should one not use Tinidazole

Allergy to this Tinidazole.
sideEffects

Side effects of Tinidazole

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Infrequently vaginal itching or discharge may occur
  • Serious allergic reactions-including rash, itching, swelling
  • Altered taste sensation
  • Unsteadiness
  • Trouble in breathing
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Tinidazole

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Tinidazole during pregnancy?
A:
It is not safe to take this medicine during pregnancy, especially in the first three months.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Tinidazole while breastfeeding?
A:
It is advised to consult a doctor before taking this medicine as it is not considered safe for nursing mothers.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Tinidazole?
A:
You should not drive if you experience any discomfort after taking this medicine.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Tinidazole?
A:
Intake of alcohol while on Tinidazole treatment is to be strictly restricted as it may cause severe reactions.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • Tell your doctor if-
  • You notice any allergic reaction, rashes, swelling, etc. after taking this medicine
  • You have a blood disorder or a history of blood disorders
  • You have epilepsy
  • You have taken alcohol recently
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Tinidazole

How Does It Work?

It is an antibiotic that treats infection by stopping the growth of anaerobic bacteria.
interactions

Interactions of Tinidazole

Interactions with other medicines

  • Blood-thinning medicines
  • Birth control pills
  • Antibiotics (such as Rifampin, Rifabutin) can decrease their effectiveness

Interactions with food items

No relevant data found.
dosage

Dosage of Tinidazole

Overdose

If you happen to take an overdose of this medicine, get immediate medical treatment.

Missed a Dose

If you missed a dose, try to follow the regular dose pattern. Do not take a double dose.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Is this medicine an antibiotic?

A: Yes, this medicine is an antibiotic that combats bacteria. It is mainly effective against anaerobic bacterial infections.

Q: Is it safe to take Tinidazole during pregnancy?

A: It is not safe to take Tinidazole. Talk to your doctor and go for an alternative medication if needed to be taken during pregnancy.
Last Updated on: 05 Oct 2020 | 10:47 PM (IST)

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