Alinia – Treatment for Diarrhoea

Alinia is prescribed for treatment of diarrhoea. The chemical name for Alinia is Nitazoxanide. It is generally prescribed when the diarrhoea is cause by intestinal parasites, like Cryptosporidium parvum or Giardia lamblia.

The Nitazoxanide in Alinia treats diarrhoea caused by parasites or protozoa because it is an antiprotozoal drug. It is designed to kill the parasites within the intestine that are causing the diarrhoea and in turn eliminate the diarrhoea. Since this is the way it works, it is imperative that Alinia be taken exactly as prescribed and for the length of time it is prescribed. It is important that this medicine be taken with food. The effectiveness of this drug is largely dependent upon maintaining a constant level within the system, so maintaining evenly timed dosages is important. The diarrhoea symptoms may dissipate prior to finishing the prescribed period, but do not stop taking the medicine, because decreased symptoms do not necessarily indicate that the parasites have been eliminated.

Side effects from Alinia are not as common as with many other drugs, however, there are still some potential side effects. Some of these side effects include dizziness, headache, nausea, abdominal cramping, urine discoloration and dry mouth. Seek immediate medical attention if any severe allergic reaction symptoms, like difficulty breathing, swelling in the throat or tongue or hives, are experienced. The effectiveness of Alinia may be impacted by other medications, including over the counter medicines, herbal substances, vitamins and minerals, so be sure to discuss these items with the prescribing doctor. A prescription written by a licensed physician will be required to buy Alinia online at NorthWestPharmacy.com.