Alinia is antiprotozoal agent that can be used by anyone that is above one year of age to treat diarrhea. It is used to treat diarrhea that is caused by protozoa. These conditions are at times known as traveler's diarrhea. Alinia (nitazoxanide) is an antiprotozoal agent which works by treating diarrhea caused by certain intestinal parasitic infections such as Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia lamblia. Alinia is mainly used to treat diarrhea in children and adults which are caused by protozoa Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia lamblia. These conditions are also known as travelers’ diarrhea. However, this medication may also be used for other purposes as determined by the doctor. Consult your doctor before using Alinia if you suffer from liver disease or kidney disease. Alinia should be taken with food. Alinia may cause some side effects. However, not all side effects experienced will require medical attention. Some of the side effects include stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting, headache, nausea, and dizziness. Seek medical attention in the event these side effects occur while taking Alinia.
Drug Name: Alinia
Generic name: Nitazoxanide