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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking 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.
Tinidazole can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not breast-feed while you are taking tinidazole and for at least 3 days after your last dose.
You may begin nursing again 3 days after your last dose or tinidazole. If you use a breast pump during treatment, throw out any milk you collect while taking tinidazole. Do not feed it to your baby.
To make sure you can safely take tinidazole, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
FDA pregnancy category C. Do not take tinidazole during the first 3 months of pregnancy. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
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.
How should I take tinidazole (Tindamax)?
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Take tinidazole with food.
Some infections are treated with only one dose. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Do not share this medication with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
If you are treating a sexually transmitted infection, make sure your sexual partner seeks medical attention to be treated also.
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.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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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