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Alinia Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Alinia Tablets and Alinia Oral Suspension contain the active ingredient, nitazoxanide. Nitazoxanide is a light yellow crystalline powder. The molecular formula is C12H9N3O5S and the molecular weight is 307.3.

Alinia Dosage

  • For adults and children who has ages 1 to 3 years old, the usual starting dosage of oral suspension is 1 teaspoon every 12 hours for 3 days.

Uses of Alinia

  • This medication is used to treat diarrhea due to certain intestinal parasitic infections.
  • It is also used to treat swelling/water retention, severe liver disease, or severe kidney disease.

Side Effects of Alinia

Before taken Alinia medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Alinia. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Less Frequent
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache Disorder
  • Vomiting

Warnings and precautions before taking Alinia:

  • If your child has diabetes, then you should be aware that Alinia contains about 1 teaspoon of sugar per dose.
  • It may also cause other infections. So you should be used with extra caution.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Alinia with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Alinia with other drugs. You should not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first. Before using this medication, you should tell the doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription products you may use.


Symptoms of a Alinia overdose is unknown. But after taken Alinia if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.

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