Tindamax (Tinidazole)

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Fasigyn 500mg

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Tindamax (tinidazole) Dosage and Side Effects

TINDAMAX is used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria, such as infection of the intestines or vagina. It is also used to treat certain sexually transmitted infections.

Warnings and Precautions

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to TINDAMAX or metronidazole (Flagyl), or if you are in the first 3 months of pregnancy.

You should not breast-feed a baby while you are taking TINDAMAX. However, you may begin nursing again 3 days after you take the last dose. Do not keep any milk you collect with a breast pump while you are taking TINDAMAX.

Before you take TINDAMAX, tell your doctor if you have kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis), epilepsy or other seizure disorder, a blood cell disorder such as anemia or low platelets, or a weak immune system.

Take this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. TINDAMAX will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.

Do not drink alcohol while taking TINDAMAX and for at least 3 days after your treatment ends.

A medicine similar to TINDAMAX has caused cancer in laboratory animals. It is not known if TINDAMAX would have the same effect in animals, or in humans. Talk with your doctor about your individual risk.

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to TINDAMAX or metronidazole (Flagyl), or if you are in the first 3 months of pregnancy.

TINDAMAX can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not breast-feed while you are taking TINDAMAX and for at least 3 days after your last dose.

You may begin nursing again 3 days after your last dose or TINDAMAX. If you use a breast pump during treatment, throw out any milk you collect while taking TINDAMAX. Do not feed it to your baby.

To make sure you can safely take TINDAMAX, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

  • kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis);
  • epilepsy or other seizure disorder;
  • a blood cell disorder such as anemia or low platelets; or
  • a weak immune system.

Do not take TINDAMAX during the first 3 months of pregnancy. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

A medicine similar to TINDAMAX has caused cancer in laboratory animals. It is not known if TINDAMAX would have the same effect in animals, or in humans. Talk with your doctor about your individual risk.

Side Effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • numbness, burning pain, or tingly feeling; or
  • seizure (convulsions).

Less serious side effects may include:

  • vaginal itching or discharge;
  • nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, indigestion;
  • constipation, diarrhea, stomach cramps;
  • feeling weak or tired;
  • headache, dizziness; or
  • a metallic or bitter taste in your mouth;

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

Interactions with this medication

Do not drink alcohol while taking TINDAMAX and for at least 3 days after your treatment ends. You may have unpleasant side effects such as fast heartbeats, severe nausea, vomiting, sweating, and warmth or tingling under your skin.

Check the label of the products and other medicines you use, such as mouthwash or cough and cold medicines. Alcohol in these products can also cause a reaction if you use them while taking TINDAMAX.

Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:

  • any other antibiotic;
  • a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
  • cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune);
  • fluorouracil (Adrucil, Efudex, Carac, Flurorplex);
  • isoniazid (for treating tuberculosis);
  • lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith);
  • St. John's wort;
  • tacrolimus (Prograf);
  • an antidepressant such as nefazodone;
  • antifungal medication such as clotrimazole (Mycelex Troche), itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Extina, Ketozole, Nizoral, Xolegal), or voriconazole (Vfend);
  • a barbiturate such as phenobarbital (Solfoton) and others;
  • heart or blood pressure medication such as diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem), felodipine (Plendil), nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan), and others;
  • HIV medication such as atazanavir (Reyataz), delavirdine (Rescriptor), efavirenz (Sustiva), etravirine (Intelence), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), nevirapine (Viramune), saquinavir (Invirase), or ritonavir (Norvir); or
  • seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol), felbamate (Felbatol), oxcarbazepine (Trileptal), phenobarbital (Solfoton), phenytoin (Dilantin), or primidone (Mysoline).

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with TINDAMAX. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Proper Use of this medication

Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Take TINDAMAX with food.

Some infections are treated with only one dose. Follow your doctor's instructions.

Do not share this medication with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.

If you are treating a sexually transmitted infection, make sure your sexual partner seeks medical attention to be treated also.

Take this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. TINDAMAX will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line.

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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