GENERIC NAME: nitazoxanide
BRAND NAME: Alinia
GENERIC AVAILABLE: No
USES:Nitazoxanide is used for the treatment of diarrhea caused by Giardia lamblia or Cryptosporidium parvum.
Common side effects of nitazoxanide include:
Other side effects of nitazoxanide include:
- Asthenia (weakness)
- Allergic reaction
- Flu syndrome
- Dry mouth, thirst
- Discolored urine
- Eye discoloration
- Ear ache
- Bleeding form the nose (epistaxis)
- Muscle pain
- Leg cramps
Diabetic patients and caregivers should be aware that the oral suspension of nitazoxanide contains 1.48 grams of sucrose per 5 mL.
Nitazoxanide should not be used by patients who are allergic to nitazoxanide or any other ingredient in the formulation.
Possible serious side effects of nitazoxanide include:
- Lung disease
- Fast heart beat
- Low blood pressure
- Painful urination
- Painful or no menstruation
- Kidney pain
- Increased white blood cells
- Spontaneous bone fracture
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