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500mg

ALINIA (NITAZOXANIDE)

Alinia Description

Alinia or generic Nitazoxanide is an antiprotozoal prescription medication to treat traveler’s diarrhea caused by Giardia lamblia or Cryptosporidium parvum. As the name suggests, traveler’s diarrhea usually occurs when visiting high-risk areas in developing countries, such as Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Latin America due to the personal hygiene practices, primitive sanitation facilities, unclean cookware, and untreated water that can result in passing on the microscopic protozoa. Alinia is only approved to treat the diarrhea caused by Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium Parvum, other symptoms of these infections may require treating separately. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

Diarrhea Relief with Alinia

The ingredients in Alinia work to interfere with the conversion of chemicals to energy in the protozoal cells which is essential to the parasites in order to survive and reproduce. Some individuals may contract traveler’s diarrhea but show no signs or minimal symptoms of watery stool, abdominal cramps, or nausea and the condition may resolve itself. Others may not be as fortunate and symptoms can appear in a couple of weeks to several months after infection. The delay in symptoms of diarrhea is because the changes in the lining of your intestine are so gradual.

Conditions Treated by Alinia

Cryptosporidium (Crypto) have an outer shell that protects them while they are outside of the body for long periods of time and also makes them resistant to chlorine-based disinfectants, which is why Crypto is recognized as one of the most common reasons for human infection from contaminated recreational and drinking water.

Giardia lamblia is found in soil, food, water, and surfaces that have been contaminated with feces from infected humans or animals. While digging in the soil in your garden you could come across feces from an infected animal and unwittingly touch your mouth before you have washed your hands. That is all it takes in order for you to swallow Giardia cysts that find their way to your intestines and make themselves right at home. Children seem to be more susceptible to exposure to parasites because of their close encounters with others in daycare or play school and their failure to wash their hands after going to the bathroom or before eating.

Before Alinia is Prescribed to You

Ask your doctor about any harmful effects of taking Alinia while you are pregnant, if you become pregnant during treatment, or if you are breast feeding. Discuss other medical conditions or allergies you have and list any OTC and Rx drugs you are on, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements so your doctor can determine if Alinia is the right medication for you.

Alinia Precautions and Recommendations

Alinia should be taken just after a meal as food can improve the levels of Alinia in your body and makes it easier for your body to absorb this drug. Until you know how your body will react to Alinia, avoid operating a vehicle, machinery, or other activities that could be unsafe if you are not alert. Alinia tablets are prescribed for those 12 years of age and older.

Possible Side Effects of Alinia

  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

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