What is Alinia (Nitazoxanide) used for?
Alinia (Nitazoxanide) is an antiprotozoal agent used to treat diarrhea due to parasitic infections in the intestine. These are often caused by single celled organisms called protozoa often found in soil, lakes and streams. Alinia (Nitazoxanide) is used to treat diarrhea in adults and children over the age of 1 year.
This may be used to treat other conditions. If it is not certain how it is meant to benefit you, call your doctor and pharmacist to confirm your condition. Store at room temperature out of reach of children when not in use.
Frequently Asked Questions About Alinia
Always read and understand the medication guide provided with the product before you begin taking nitazoxanide. When you buy nitazoxanide online from Your Canada Drug Store, we always send the products in the manufacturer’s packaging.
It is taken orally with food as often as your doctor prescribes. Your dose will vary depending on your condition but it is often once every 12 hours for 3 days. For pediatric use, most doctors will recommend the oral suspension as opposed to the tablets for children under 12 years of age.
Your daily dose should be consistent to ensure that you have a constant level of medication. Try to take it at regular planned intervals. If you cease treatment early, your infection may return. If you do not notice an improvement, or if your condition worsens, call your healthcare professional.
Do not take more medication that what your doctor recommended. Taking too much medicine can lead to an increased risk of experiencing adverse effects. If you miss a dose you can take it when you remember. If it is always time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your schedule.
This is supposed to be taken with meals. It should not prevent you from eating regularly.
This product is only available from our pharmacy partner in India. We are able to send this to you.
It can take up to 7 days after you begin treatment. Call your doctor or pharmacist if your symptoms persist.
The following drugs are known to interact with nitazoxanide. This is not an exhaustive list of all possible drug interactions. It is important to disclose all your current medications, (including prescription medications and herbal products) with your doctor to prevent allergic reactions or adverse interactions. The interaction may be worth the benefit, or they may take you or one or more of your current drugs.
Alinia (Nitazoxanide) has known side effects. This is not a complete list and includes frequently reported adverse events. If you experience any signs and symptoms of serious side effects when taking nitazoxanide, talk to your doctor or seek emergency care.
Report side effects to your doctor. If you find them unmanageable call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. We also have a pharmacist that can provide counselling when you buy nitazoxanide online.
- hives or welts, itching, or skin rash
- Abdominal or stomach pain
- urine changes
- trouble breathing
- redness of the skin
DISCLAIMER: The following information is a summary and is provided exclusively for informational purposes for those looking into the Alinia cost. This is not a substitute for medical advice and should not be taken as individual medical advice. Always talk to your physician or other health care provider’s advice if you have any questions regarding your treatment or medications. This summary does not contain all possible information regarding Alinia.