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nitazoxanide - oral suspension, Alinia

GENERIC NAME: NITAZOXANIDE - ORAL SUSPENSION (nih-tah-ZOX-ah-nide)

BRAND NAME(S): Alinia

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USES: This medication is used to treat diarrhea due to certain intestinal parasitic infections (i.e., Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia lamblia).

HOW TO USE: Shake the bottle well before each dose. Take this medication by mouth every 12 hours for 3 days with food, or as directed by your doctor.Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, take this drug at evenly spaced intervals.Continue to take this medication until the full-prescribed amount is finished even if symptoms disappear after a few doses. Stopping this medication too early may allow the parasites to continue to grow, which may result in a relapse of the infection.Inform your doctor if your condition worsens or does not improve.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014



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