The antibiotic tinidazole is used to treat certain types of vaginal infections such as bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis. Various parasitic infections can also be treated with it, such as giardiasis and amebiasis. The drug prevents the growth of bacteria and parasites.
- CAS No.: 19387-91-8
- Formula: C8H13N3O4S
- Molecular Weight: 247.27
- Synonyms: Imidazole,1-[2-(ethylsulfonyl)ethyl]-2-methyl-5-nitro- (8CI);1-(Ethylsulfonylethyl)-2-methyl-5-nitroimidazole;Bioshik;CP 12574;Fasigin;Fasigyn;Glongyn;Pletil;Simplotan;Sorquetan;Tini 300;
- EINECS: 243-014-4
- Density: 1.43 g/cm3
- Boiling Point: 528.4 °C at 760 mmHg
- Flash Point: 273.4 °C
- Appearance: Solid
- Risk Codes: 20/21/22-40
- Safety Description: 26-36
How does it work?
TINIDAZOLE works by interfering with the DNA in bacterial and protozoal cells. DNA is damaged as well as the ability of bacteria and protozoa to form new DNA is impeded. In the end, tinidazole kills the microorganisms, and this cures the infection.
Applications Or where it is used:
Treatments for protozoal infections with tinidazole include trichomoniasis, giardiasis, and amebiasis. Adult women can also use this medication to treat vaginal infections. Tinidazole is an antiprotozoal.
How to use:
Tinidazole comes in two forms: a liquid (suspension) made by the pharmacist and a tablet. As a single dose or once daily for 2 to 5 days, it is usually taken with food. Take tinidazole around the same time every day if you are taking it for more than one day.
Side effects of tinidazole may occur. In case of severe or persistent symptoms, you should tell your doctor:
- Loss of appetite
- Sharp, unpleasant metallic taste
- Upset stomach
- Stomach pain or cramps
Warnings and precautions while using this product
If you have taken the drug Antabuse® within the past two weeks, do not take this medicine. As well, refrain from drinking alcohol and alcohol-containing products (eg, propylene glycol) when taking this medication and for at least 3 days after your last dose. Your cancer risk may be increased by this medication.