Tinidazole is an active ingredient used in medication to treat certain types of vaginal bacterial infections. It has an antiprotozoal property. This nitro group, in turn, is decreased through the parasite ferredoxin to generate a series of free nitro radicals including nitro anions. Toxicity is achieved through depletion of sulfhydryl groups and DNA strand breaks with multiple hits having an additive effect and ultimately leading to cell death. This active component is used as an antiprotozoal, antibacterial agent. It plays the role of an antiprotozoal drug, an antibacterial drug and an antiparasitic agent.
Class of Drugs – Antibiotics
Molecular Formula – C8H13N3O4S
Molecular Weight – 247.27 g/mol
Working: This is an antibiotic that is approved to treat certain types of vaginal infections like bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis. Tinidazole is also indicated to treat certain types of parasite infections such as giardiasis, amebiasis that works by restricting the growth of certain bacteria and parasites.
Uses: Given drug is an antibiotic that is intended to treat certain types of vaginal infections. This medication is also used to treat certain types of parasite infections. Tinidazole inhibit the growth of certain bacteria and parasites. It treats only certain bacterial and parasitic infections. This antibiotic will not work for viral infections.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This antibiotic is used in a popular brand medicine as mentioned below:
- Tindamax: 500 mg
It can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Avoid breast-feeding while treating with this medicine and for at least 3 days after the last dose.