Brand name: Alinia
Generic name: Nitazoxanide, Nizonide DT, Nizonide
Used for: Treat diarrhea
Availability: Generic Nitazoxanide 200mg,500mg
How Nitazoxanide Works
Nitazoxanide is the active ingredient in Alinia, and is an antiprotozoal medication used to treat diarrhea caused by Giardia or Cryptosporidium, sometimes known as “Traveller’s diarrhea”. Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium parvum are both protozoans (single-cell parasites that live in moist places such as lakes, streams, and soil) that cause diarrhea, and are typically suspected if diarrhea lasts for longer than 7 days. Nitazoxanide works by interfering with the conversion of chemicals to energy in protozoal cells, stopping the growth and effectively killing the cells. This medication is used in adults and children who are at least 1 year old.
Generic Alinia vs Brand Alinia
Brand and generic Alinia are only available with a doctor’s prescription. It is entirely your choice whether you would like the brand or generic. The chemical Nitazoxanide was first developed by the Pasteur Institute. It is now marketed by Romark as Alinia in North America. The brand and generic form of Alinia are identical in dose, strength, safety, efficacy and its intended use. The biggest difference is that the generic is not manufactured inside a Romark facility. Blue Sky Drugs currently offers the generic Alinia also called Nizonide DT from India manufactured by Lupin. Rest assured that Blueskydrugs.com only provides you with highest quality generic drugs from reputable generic manufacturers. If you have any concerns, feel free to contact us.
Nitazoxanide Possible side effects
Nitazoxanide is not known to cause many side effects. Contact your doctor if you experience side effects that are severe or bothersome. Most side effects are manageable and may go away on their own.
• Discoloured urine;
• Nausea, stomach pain
You should not use Nitazoxanide if you are allergic to it. To make sure Nitazoxanide is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease, HIV or AIDS, diabetes, or a weak immune system. The tablet form of Nitazoxanide should not be given to a child younger than 12 years old. Children ages 1 to 11 years should only use the liquid form of Nitazoxanide. Nitazoxanide is not expected to be harmful to an unborn or breastfeeding or baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor about any medications, vitamins, herbal supplements you are taking to reduce the risk of interactions. The following may interact with Nitazoxanide. This is not a complete list, and others may interact.
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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