Alinia is an effective medication used in the treatment of diarrhea. It has an active ingredient Nitazoxanide. This anti-protozoal medicine is manufactured by the leading pharmaceutical company, Romark Pharmaceuticals. This medicine is made available in a dosage of 500 mg as a conventional tablet form.
Active Ingredient: The main active component of this medication is Nitazoxanide, which is a synthetic benzamide with antiprotozoal activity. It exerts its antiprotozoal activity by interfering with the pyruvate ferredoxin/flavodoxin oxidoreductase dependent electron transfer reaction, which is essential to anaerobic energy metabolism. It impairs energy metabolism. However, interference with the PFOR enzyme-dependent electron transfer reaction may not be the only pathway by which the component exhibits antiprotozoal activity. It is active against Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium parvum.
Indications: This medication is used to treat diarrhea caused by certain parasite infections of the intestines. Alinia is an antiprotozoal medicine that treats infections caused by protozoa i.e. single-cell parasites that live in moist places such as lakes, streams, and soil. It is used to treat diarrhea caused by Giardia or Cryptosporidium. These conditions are sometimes called "Traveler's diarrhea." This medicine is used in adults and children who are at least 1 year old.
Action Mechanism: This given medication Alinia is an antiprotozoal medicine that treats infections caused by protozoa. This drug is effective to treat diarrhea caused by Giardia or Cryptosporidium. It shall be used in adults and children who are at least 1 year old.
Dosages: This antiprotozoal medicine is available for oral consumption and in dosage as mentioned below:
- 500 mg: It is advisable to consume with food as directed by the doctor, usually every 12 hours for 3 days
Note: The tablet form of this medication should not be given to a child younger than 12 years old.