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BRAND LISTING - Alinia Oral Suspension (Nitazoxanide)
Dosage Pack Size & Price Qty
100mg/5mL (1 x 60mL) supplied as powder


Treatment for Diarrhea Caused by Parasites

Alinia Oral Suspension can be given to children aged 12 months to 11 years old to treat diarrhea caused by Giardia lamblia or Cryptosporidium parvum. These are parasites found in soil, water, food, or on any surfaces that have been contaminated by feces from an infected animal or person. Both of these parasites can gain access to your intestines from contaminated drinking water, recreational water, or eating food rinsed in contaminated water or handled by an infected person that does not wash their hands after having a bowel movement. There are many ways to become infected with either of these parasites and you could experience diarrhea with gas, upset stomach, greasy stool, and nausea.

How Alinia Oral Suspension Works

Once it has been confirmed that you have Giardiasis or Crypto, your doctor can start you or your family member on Alinia Oral Suspension. The active ingredient of Alinia Oral Suspension is called Nitazoxanide, it is presumed that when given as directed, an essential enzyme is inhibited that can affect the parasites from thriving in your body. You will usually undergo a 3-day course of Alinia at which time the diarrhea should clear up. Alinia Oral Suspension or Alinia dispersible tabs or pills will only treat your diarrhea and will not treat other symptoms of these parasitic infections, nor can it prevent the spread of infection.

Other Risks for Becoming Infected with Giardiasis or Cryptosporidium

Drinking water from untreated water sources including wells, lakes, and streams is a common way to become infected by parasites. The Crypto parasite is resistant to chlorine and as a result public and private swimming pools can also be a source of infection. Day care centers can be full of children that have not been taught proper bathroom hygiene and before you know it, the entire class is infected. Any time you are exposed to human feces as you change diapers, clean toilets, or through sexual contact can expose you to these parasites. Those with healthy immune systems will be less affected and may not require medication at all.

Before You Take Alinia Oral Suspension

Ask your doctor if Alinia Oral Suspension is safe to take if you are pregnant, trying to conceive, or are breast feeding. Discuss with your doctor other medical conditions and allergies you have and list all OTC and Rx drugs you currently take or use, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements. This will help your doctor to determine if Alinia Oral Suspension is the right medication for you.

Proper Use of Alinia Oral Suspension

If you are giving Alinia Oral Suspension to a young child, be sure to use a proper dosing spoon/cup or the syringe that is provided. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of other meds you are taking as this could cause adverse reactions with Alinia Oral Suspension. Until you know how your body will react to Nitazoxanide, avoid operating a vehicle, machinery, and taking part in any activities that may be considered unsafe. Keep Alinia Oral Suspension and all other medicine out of children’s reach.

Possible Side Effects of Alinia Oral Suspension

  • Discolored urine
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain

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