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.
What is Alinia used for?
It indicated for the treatment of diarrhea caused by Giardia lamblia or Cryptosporidium parvum
When not to take Alinia?
Do not consume Alinia if you are allergic to nitazoxanide or any other ingredient in the formulations.
Is it indicated in children?
Alinia tablets should not be taken by children 11 years or younger.
What are common side effects of Alinia?
Common side effects of Alinia are abdominal pain, headache, chromaturia and nausea.
How to take Alinia?
Alinia should be taken with food as directed by the doctor.