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Brand Names: Tindamax

Generic Name: tinidazole (Pronunciation: tye NYE da zole)

What is tinidazole (Tindamax)?

Tinidazole is an antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body.

Tinidazole is used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria, such as infection of the intestines or vagina. It is also used to treat certain sexually transmitted infections.

Tinidazole may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of tinidazole (Tindamax)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • numbness, burning pain, or tingly feeling; or
  • seizure (convulsions).

Less serious side effects may include:

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about tinidazole (Tindamax)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to tinidazole or metronidazole (Flagyl), or if you are in the first 3 months of pregnancy.

You should not breast-feed a baby while you are taking tinidazole. However, you may begin nursing again 3 days after you take the last dose. Do not keep any milk you collect with a breast pump while you are taking tinidazole.

Before you take tinidazole, tell your doctor if you have kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis), epilepsy or other seizure disorder, a blood cell disorder such as anemia or low platelets, or a weak immune system.

Take this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Tinidazole will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.

A medicine similar to tinidazole has caused cancer in laboratory animals. It is not known if tinidazole would have the same effect in animals, or in humans. Talk with your doctor about your individual risk.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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