Tindamax

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Tinidazole is a synthetic antiprotozoal and antibacterial agent. It is 1-[2-(ethylsulfonyl)ethyl]-2-methyl-5-nitroimidazole, a second-generation 2-methyl-5-nitroimidazole, which has the following chemical structure:

Tindamax  (tinidazole) structural formula illustration

Tindamax pink oral tablets contain 250 mg or 500 mg of tinidazole. Inactive ingredients include croscarmellose sodium, FD&C Red 40 lake, FD&C Yellow 6 lake, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polydextrose, polyethylene glycol, pregelatinized corn starch, titanium dioxide, and triacetin.

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; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • seizures;
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • numbness, burning, pain, or tingly feeling; or
  • fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash.

Less serious side effects may be more likely to occur, such...

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What are the precautions when taking tinidazole (Tindamax)?

Before taking tinidazole, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to metronidazole; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: blood problems (e.g., low white blood cells), brain or nervous system disorders (e.g., neuropathy, seizures), untreated fungal/yeast infection, kidney dialysis, liver disease.

While taking this medication and for at least 3 days after your last dose, do not drink alcoholic beverages or take products that contain alcohol/propylene glycol. Doing so may cause severe stomach upset, nausea, vomiting,...

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SIDE EFFECTS: Bitter/metallic taste in the mouth, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, stomach cramps/pain, loss of appetite, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, or drowsiness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

This drug may cause your tongue or urine to darken. This is harmless.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: severe dizziness/feeling of spinning (vertigo), unsteadiness.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: fast/irregular/pounding heartbeat, numbness/tingling in arms/legs, signs of a new infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat), seizures.

Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in oral thrush or a new vaginal yeast infection. Contact your doctor if you notice white patches in your mouth, a change in vaginal discharge, or other new symptoms.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Before taking tinidazole, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to metronidazole; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: blood problems (e.g., low white blood cells), brain or nervous system disorders (e.g., neuropathy, seizures), untreated fungal/yeast infection, kidney dialysis, liver disease.

While taking this medication and for at least 3 days after your last dose, do not drink alcoholic beverages or take products that contain alcohol/propylene glycol. Doing so may cause severe stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, headaches, and flushing. Consult your pharmacist for further information.

This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.

Tinidazole must not be used during the first 3 months of pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor immediately. During the last 6 months of pregnancy, tinidazole should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

This drug passes into breast milk and could have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Breast-feeding is not recommended while using this drug and for at least 3 days after finishing this medicine. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.


Tindamax Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Tindamax

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

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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; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • seizures;
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • numbness, burning, pain, or tingly feeling; or
  • fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash.

Less serious side effects may be more likely to occur, such as:

  • vaginal yeast infection (itching, white discharge);
  • an unpleasant metallic taste in your mouth;
  • nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, indigestion;
  • constipation, diarrhea, stomach cramps;
  • dark-colored urine;
  • headache, dizziness;
  • muscle or joint pain;
  • dry mouth, thirst, change in the color of your tongue;
  • white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips; or
  • minor skin rash or itching.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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

Take this medication for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may get better before the infection is completely treated. Tinidazole will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.

Do not drink alcohol while taking tinidazole and for at least 3 days after finishing the medication. You may have unpleasant side effects such as fast heartbeats, severe nausea, vomiting, sweating, and warmth or tingling under your skin.

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 specific cancer risk.

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