WHAT IS TINIDAZOLE?
Tinidazole also sold under the brand names Fasigyn, Tiniba among several other trade names is a potent antibiotic and anti-protozoan drug that is used especially for treating bacterial infections of the vagina. It is also used to treat parasitic infections such as giardiasis or amebiasis.
Tinidazole is part of a family of antibiotics called nitroimidazoles and treats infection by stopping the growth of bacteria and protozoa. It doesnt treat viral infections and hence should not be used for common cold, flu etc as well as vaginal yeast infection.
IMPORTANT DETAILS ABOUT TINIDAZOLE:
Tinidazole (Faisgyn, Tiniba) is an antibiotic and hence the complete course should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking the medicine midway or skipping doses in between even if the symptoms of your infection have subsided. Stopping the medication midway or skipping doses can prove dangerous as there can be a relapse of your infection which can be fatally drug resistant to a line of antibiotic medicines. Avoid alcohol consumption strictly if you are on a Tinidazole course and continue to avoid it for three days after you complete the full dosage as prescribed. Going on a Tinidazole course may show some unpleasant side effects such as fast heart-beats, heat or rashes under your skin, tingling, nausea and vomiting. Detailed side effects are discussed further in this description.
You may also need to take regular blood and liver function tests while you are on Tinidazole treatment to be sure that it is not causing any harmful effects which may need regular doctor visits. Store Tinidazole in a cool and dry place away from heat and moisture.
BEFORE COMMENCING TINIDAZOLE COURSE:
Tinidazole (Faisgyn, Tiniba) should not be taken if you are allergic to it or if you are in the first trimester of your pregnancy. Dont forget to notify your doctor about your pregnancy or if you are planning a child during the treatment. Before starting a Tinidazole course, do mention about your allergies to any drugs or these conditions to your doctor or physician: liver disease, a stomach or intestinal condition such as Crohns disease, a blood disorder like anemia (deficiency of red blood cells) or leucopenia (deficiency of white blood cells), epilepsy or other seizure condition; or nerve disorders.
If you exhibit any of the above conditions, you may need the precise amount of dosage or have to undergo some special tests to find if you can safely take this medicine on top of those conditions. Tinidazole can easily pass into breast milk and may harm your baby if you are breast feeding. Tell your doctor about this without fail and dont consume this medicine without his or her advice.
WAYS TO TAKE TINIDAZOLE:
You should take Tinidazole dose exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Dont alter the amounts in any way or take it even after the prescription period. For detailed information, follow the directions on your prescription label. Take this medication with food. Some infections are treated with just a single dose. Always follow your doctors directions.
I MISSED A DOSE. WHAT NEXT?
Dont forget to miss any antibiotic dose as much as possible, but if you do happen to miss a dose due to unforeseen reasons, take it as soon as you remember. It is fine to skip the missed does if it is time already for the next dose. Dont consume extra medications to make up for the missed dose as there needs to be an appropriate amount of Tinidazole in your body at a given time.
WHAT TO DO IF I OVERDOSE?
Overdose of any medication can be very dangerous and damaging to your body and its vital parts. In case of overdose, get emergency medical help or call the Doctor immediately. Symptoms of overdose include some of the side effects listed
AVOID THESE THINGS WHILE TAKING TINIDAZOLE:
Dont consume alcohol in any form while taking Tinidazole and three days following the completion of its scheduled course. Avoid any food items which have alcohol in them (read labels carefully). Antibiotic medication can lead to diarrhea; a sign of another infection. If you witness bloody or watery diarrhea, immediately stop taking Tinidazole and consult your doctor. Take diarrhea medicine only if your doctor tells you to do so
SIDE EFFECTS OF TINIBA 500MG:
Swelling On Face
Lips, Or Tongue
Hands Or Feet Showing Signs Of Numbness And Tingling
White Area Or Sores In Your Mouth Or On Your Lips
Pain Or Burning While Urinating
Watery And Bloody Diarrhea
Pain Or Burning Sensation In Your Eyes
Elevated Light Sensitivity
Nausea And Vomiting
Harsh Skin Conditions Like Red Or Purple Colored Rash That Can Advance To Face Or Upper Body And Cause Boils And Peeling
Loss Of Balance
Vaginal Itching And Discharge
Dryness In Mouth Or Unsavory And Hard Metallic Taste
Runny Or Stuffy Nose
Soreness And Swelling In Tongue
TINIDAZOLE DOSING INFORMATION:
Tinidazole dosage depends on the conditions you are suffering from and its amount will be decided by your doctor. Take the amount exactly as prescribed, dont undershoot or overshoot the prescribed amount.
INTERACTION WITH OTHER DRUGS:
Tinidazole may interfere with other medications or vice versa and you must notify your doctor if you are taking any medicines (prescribed, OTC vitamin pills or herbal products) already. Especially these ones: any other antibiotic, a blood thinner such as warfarin, cyclosporine, luorouracil, lithium, St. Johns wort, tactrolimus, an antidepressant like nefazodone, antifungal drugs such as clotrimazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, and voriconazole, barbiturate such as Phenobarbital and others, heart or blood pressure medications, HIV medications, or seizure medications.
However, the information on drug interactions provided here is not complete or exhaustive. There may be other drugs that can interact with Tinidazole.
Tiniba 500 Tablet is also used in the treatment of dental infections, leg ulcers, and pressure sores. This medicine should be taken with food, at the same time each day to get the most benefit. The amount you are advised will depend on what you are being treated for and how bad it is, but you should take this antibiotic exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may get better after a short time but do not stop taking it until you have finished a full course of treatment, even if you feel well. If you stop taking it early, some bacteria may survive, and the infection may come back. Do not drink any alcohol while taking this medicine and for some days after stopping it. Otherwise, you may get unpleasant side effects like nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain.
The most common side effects of this medicine are headache, dryness in the mouth, nausea, and a slight metallic taste in the mouth. These are usually mild but let your doctor know if they bother you or last more than a few days. You can try using sugarless candies or lozenges to overcome any dryness or metallic taste in the mouth.
Before using this medicine, inform your doctor if you are allergic to any medicine or have any kidney or liver problems or any disease of the nervous system. This medicine should not be taken if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless it is absolutely necessary and prescribed by your doctor.
USES OF TINIBA TABLET
- Bacterial infections
- Parasitic infections
BENEFITS OF TINIBA TABLET
In Bacterial infections
In Parasitic infections
SIDE EFFECTS OF TINIBA TABLET
Common side effects of Tiniba
- Dryness in mouth
- Metallic taste
HOW TO USE TINIBA TABLET
HOW TINIBA TABLET WORKS
If a single dose of Tiniba 500 Tablet is used, it is recommended to hold breastfeeding for 12-24 hours to allow the removal of the drug.
Tiniba 500 Tablet may make you feel drowsy or gives you problems with coordination or sensation (e.g. numbness or weakness). This may affect your driving ability.