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Tindamax (Tinidazole) – 250mg Tablet

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Tindamax is used for:

Treating certain parasitic and bacterial infections.

Tindamax is an antiprotozoal and antibiotic. It works by
killing sensitive parasites and bacteria.

Do NOT use Tindamax if:

  • you are allergic to any
    ingredient in Tindamax or to other nitroimidazole medicines (metronidazole)

  • you have the blood disease
    porphyria

  • you are in your first 3 months of
    pregnancy

  • you are taking astemizole,
    busulfan, cisapride, or terfenadine

  • you have taken disulfiram within
    the past 2 weeks

Before using Tindamax :

Some medical conditions may interact with Tindamax . Tell
your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any
of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to
    become pregnant, or are breast-feeding

  • if you are taking any
    prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary
    supplement

  • if you have allergies to
    medicines, foods,
    or other substances

  • if you have nerve, brain, or
    blood problems; a yeast infection; or a history of seizures or liver
    problems

  • if you are undergoing dialysis

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Tindamax . Tell your health
care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the
following:

  • Azole antifungals (eg,
    ketoconazole) or cimetidine because they may increase the risk of Tindamax
    ‘s side effects

  • Barbiturates (eg, phenobarbital),
    phenytoin, or rifampin because they may decrease Tindamax ‘s effectiveness

  • Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin),
    astemizole, busulfan, cisapride, cyclosporine, fluorouracil, lithium,
    macrolide immunosuppressants (eg, tacrolimus), sulfonylureas (eg, glipizide),
    or terfenadine because their actions and the risk of their side effects may
    be increased

  • Disulfiram because side effects,
    such as mental or mood changes, may occur

  • Oral
    contraceptives
    (birth control pills) because their effectiveness
    may be decreased by Tindamax

How to use Tindamax :

Use Tindamax as directed by your doctor. Check the label on
the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take Tindamax by mouth with food.
  • If you have trouble swallowing
    the tablets, check with your doctor or pharmacist.

  • If you take cholestyramine, do
    not take it at the same time you take Tindamax . Talk with your doctor about
    how you should take cholestyramine with Tindamax .

  • If more than one dose of Tindamax
    is required, continue using Tindamax for the full course of treatment in
    order to clear up your infection completely, even if you feel better in a
    few days. Do not miss any doses.

  • If you miss a dose of Tindamax ,
    take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip
    the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2
    doses at once.

Important safety information:

  • Tindamax may cause drowsiness or
    dizziness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain
    medicines. Use Tindamax with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly
    unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.

  • Avoid drinking alcohol or taking
    products that contain alcohol while taking Tindamax and for 3 days after the
    last dose.

  • Tindamax only works against
    bacteria and parasites; it does not treat viral infections (eg, the common
    cold).

  • Be sure to use Tindamax for the
    full course of treatment. If you do not, the medicine may not clear up your
    infection completely. The bacteria or parasites could also become less
    sensitive to this or other medicines. This could make the infection harder
    to treat in the future.

  • Tindamax may discolor or darken
    the urine. This is normal and not a cause for concern.

  • Hormonal
    birth control
    (eg, birth control pills) may not work as well
    while you are using Tindamax . To prevent pregnancy, use an extra form of
    birth control (eg, condoms).

  • Tell your doctor or dentist
    that you take Tindamax before you receive any medical or dental care,
    emergency care, or surgery.

  • Tindamax may interfere with
    certain lab tests. Be sure your doctor and lab personnel know you are taking
    Tindamax .

  • Lab tests, including blood cell
    counts, may be performed while you use Tindamax . These tests may be used to
    monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor
    and lab appointments.

  • Use Tindamax with extreme caution
    in CHILDREN younger than 3 years of age; safety and
    effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.

  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING:
    Tindamax may cause harm to the fetus. Tindamax should not be used during the
    first trimester of pregnancy. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your
    doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Tindamax
    while you are pregnant. Tindamax is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed
    while taking Tindamax and for 3 days after you have taken the last dose.

Possible side effects of Tindamax :

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have
no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any
of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; general
body
discomfort; headache; loss of appetite; metallic/bitter taste in
mouth; nausea; stomach pain; tiredness; vomiting; weakness.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE
side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty
breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or
tongue); abnormal skin sensations (prickling, tingling); depression; fever,
chills, or persistent sore throat; hoarseness; irregular heartbeat; numbness
or loss of feeling in the hands or feet; pounding in the chest; red, swollen,
blistered, or peeling skin; seizures; shortness of breath; unusual bruising or
bleeding ; vaginal
irritation
or discharge.

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