Tinidazole is an antibiotic that combats bacteria in the human body. Tinidazole treats bacterial and protozoal infections exclusively. Tinidazole treats infections that are caused by anaerobic bacteria or microbes called protozoa. Bacteria are often the cause of infections in areas of the body such as the gums, pelvic cavity, and abdomen. It does not work for viral infections such as flu.
Tinidazole is a prescription drug used to treat certain types of vaginal infections such as trichomoniasis and bacterial vaginosis. Tinidazole is also used to treat parasitic infections such as giardiasis amebiasis.
Tinidazole is classified under a group of antibiotics called nitroimidazoles. Tinidazole works by inhibiting the growth and spread of bacteria and protozoa.
Note that Tinidazole is only used to treat bacterial and protozoal infection and will not work for infections caused by viruses such as flu or the common cold. Also, Tinidazole should be used exactly as indicated on the drug’s package or as directed by the pharmacist. Just like any antibiotic, misusing Tinidazole will reduce its efficacy.