Tinidazole is used topically in combination with other antibiotics to provide relief from trichomoniasis (sexually transmitted disease caused by Trichomonas vaginalis), amoebiasis (gastrointestinal infection caused by Entamoeba histolytica), and giardiasis (an intestinal infection caused by Giardia lamblia) and other infections caused by various fungi.
How it works
Tinidazole is a nitroimidazole that belongs to the class of medications called as antibiotics. It inhibits the synthesis of DNA in susceptible bacteria and parasites, killing these micro-organisms and curing the infection.
Common side effects
Skin rash, Allergic reaction, Application site redness of skin, Application site irritation, Application site tingling, Shortness of breath, Skin redness, Itching
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- Talk to your doctor if you are taking any prescription drugs, especially drugs used for thinning of blood such as warfarin.
- Avoid direct contact of cream/ solution/ powder with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Do not use if you are allergic to tinidazole or any of its ingredients.
Frequently asked questions
Q. Is tinidazole or Fasigyn an antibiotic/sulfa drug?
Tinidazole is an antibiotic/anti-protozoal/anti-amoebic drug. It is not a sulfa drug.
Q. Is tinidazole the same as metronidazole/Flagyl?
Tinidazole is different from metronidazole (also called as Flagyl). However, both of them belong to the same class of drugs.
Q. Does tinidazole cure bacterial vaginosis, Chlamydial and urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Tinidazole is effective in the treatment of bacterial vaginosis and Chlamydial infections. But it is not used for treatment of UTI.
Q. Does tinidazole cause yeast infections/diarrhea/cancer?
Prolonged use of tinidazole may cause candida or yeast infections. There is no evidence of tinidazole causing diarrhea or cancer. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.