Information about Tinidazole

Tinidazole Uses

Tinidazole is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and parasitic infections. It is used in infections of the brain, reproductive system, gastrointestinal tract, skin, vagina, and other areas of the body.

How Tinidazole works

Tinidazole is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections by damaging their DNA.

Common side effects of Tinidazole

Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Vomiting, Fatigue, Constipation, Decreased appetite, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Urinary tract infection, Discomfort when urinating, Vaginal odour, Vulvovaginal discomfort, Pelvic pain
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Available Medicine for Tinidazole

TinibaZydus Cadila
72 to ₹1844 variant(s)
FasigynPfizer Ltd
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EnidazolEast India Pharmaceutical Works Ltd
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TinizoleMarck Biosciences Ltd
681 variant(s)
TinvistaCadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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TinipidiParenteral Drugs India Ltd
301 variant(s)
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TiniproxAffy Pharma Pvt Ltd
851 variant(s)
TinicureCurex Pharma Pvt Ltd
381 variant(s)
TzoleBMW Pharmaco India Pvt. Ltd.
17 to ₹432 variant(s)

Expert advice for Tinidazole

  • Tinidazole treats infections caused by bacteria and parasites.
  • It may also be used to prevent infections following surgery.
  • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor, even if you feel better.
  • It may cause side effects like nausea, stomach upset, and a metallic taste in the mouth.
  • Tinidazole used in a high dose or for a prolonged time increases the risk of side effects such as nerve damage. Take it only as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not drink alcohol during or for 2-3 days after treatment with this medicine. You may develop nausea, vomiting, flushing and headache.
  • Inform your doctor if you have  liver disease. Your dose may need to be adjusted in severe liver disease.

Frequently asked questions for Tinidazole


Q. Is Tinidazole effective?

Tinidazole is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Tinidazole too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Should Tinidazole be taken with food?

Yes, Tinidazole should be taken with food. Food helps to reduce the chances of developing side effects such as stomach pain, vomiting, and diarrhea, which you may experience if Tinidazole is taken on an empty stomach. If you have any doubts, consult your doctor.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Tinidazole?

If you forget a dose of Tinidazole, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Can I stop taking Tinidazole if I start feeling better?

No, you should not stop taking Tinidazole if you start feeling better. It is common to feel better early in the course of treatment. Although sudden stopping of Tinidazole is not associated with any unpleasant reactions. But, it is advised to take the medicine as per your doctor’s advice to cure your condition completely and to get maximum benefit.

Q. Can I continue breastfeeding while taking Tinidazole?

No, do not breastfeed while taking Tinidazole. Moreover, you should avoid breastfeeding even after 3 days of finishing the complete course. Consult your doctor if you have any doubts.

Q. Is Tinidazole safe?

Tinidazole is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. Are there any warning signals associated with Tinidazole which indicate that I should discontinue it immediately?

Serious side effects are very rare with the use of Tinidazole. However, you should consult your doctor immediately if you notice difficulty in breathing, fits or seizures or swelling of eyelids, face, lips or tongue.


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