Alinia (Nitazoxanide)

General Information

Alinia (Nitazoxanide) is used for the treatment of diarrhea. It is a kind of condition that is caused by a certain parasite infection of the intestines. It is also called as giardia lamblia or cryptosporidium parvum. This medication is in the form of tablets. This is for oral use and oral suspension. 

How does Alinia (Nitazoxanide) work?

Nitazoxanide’s activity is believed to be due to interference with the pyruvate: ferredoxin oxidoreductase enzyme-dependent electron transfer reaction. It is vital to anaerobic energy breakdown. Experts have presented that the PFOR enzyme from Giardia lamblia directly lessens Nitazoxanide. It is by transferring electrons in the absence of ferredoxin. The DNA derived PFOR protein sequence of Cryptosporidium parvum appears to be similar to that of Giardia lamblia. 

Why use Alinia (Nitazoxanide)?

Alinia contains Nitazoxanide as an active ingredient.  It is an artificial antiprotozoal agent for oral administration. It is a light yellow crystalline powder. This is considered as the first drug to treat cryptosporidium and effective in treating diarrhea. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved this medication. You can buy this at an online pharmacy at its very affordable price. 

How to use Alinia (Nitazoxanide)?

The recommended dosage for this medication will depend on your condition and response. This is usually taken every 12hours for 3 days. Take this medicine by mouth and with food. Take this medication regularly. Do not stop without consulting. To avoid complications, follow your doctor’s prescription promptly.

What are the side-effects of Alinia (Nitazoxanide)?

These are some side effects that may occur while having this treatment:

  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Flatulence
  • Fever
  • Eye discoloration
  • Rhinitis
  • Discolored urine
  • Severe dizziness
  • Trouble breathing
  • Allergic reaction (rash, swelling of the face, tongue, throat)

If these side effects persist or worsen, call your doctor right away. 

Warnings and Precautions

These are the things that you need to be cautious with while having this treatment:

  • Consult first your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding women.
  • Inform your doctor if you have any allergies, medical history or current medications.
  • This may make you feel dizzy. Avoid driving, using machinery, or perform some activity that needs your alertness.
  • Do not share this or other medications with those who have the same symptoms as yours.
  • While taking this drug, limit your alcohol beverages.
  • Keep this away from the direct sunlight or heat.
  • Keep this away from the reach of children or from your pets.