Generic Name(s): Tinidazole
Drug Class: Nitroimidazole Antibiotics
Treats: Bacterial infections
Tindamax tablets contain an antimicrobial agent called tinidazole, a second generation manmade Nitroimidazole antibiotic. The drug is able to combat a variety of infectious protozoa. The drug was designed to be effective in the short term. Tindamax works by entering bacterial and protozoal cells and interfering with their genetic make-up. The drug damages DNA and prevents the bacteria and protozoa from forming new DNA thus killing them.
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Tindamax is used to treat among others: Abscess in the pelvic cavity caused in most cases by abdominal infection; prevent and treat anaerobic bacteria infections following surgical procedures, typically surgery of the gut or gynaecological surgery; microbial infections in the belly (peritonitis); gynaecological ailments such as endometritis or abscess in the ovaries or even the fallopian tubes; vaginitis( inflammation in the vagina because of bacterial infection); urogenital trichomoniasis (protozoal infection of the urinary organs); bacterial infection of the blood (septicaemia); skin and soft tissue infections because of bacterial; infections of the respiratory tract due to bacteria, such as pneumonia or lung abscesses; ulcers of the gums (ulcerative gingivitis); parasitic gut infection caused by the protozoa Giardia lamblia (giardiasis); amoebic infection of the liver or intestine and eradicating Helicobacter pylori bacteria from the gut in persons suffering from peptic ulcers. Below you will find the uses of Tindamax.
- Bacterial infections
Dosage of Tindamax depends on the individual and the condition being treated. This medication is used for a short duration. Follow the directions of your doctor strictly and take the medication with food to avoid epigastric discomfort. Below you will find a typical dosage of Tindamax.
- The length of tablet use is usually between 3 to 5 days depending on the type and severity of the infection.
- For Trichomoniasis and giardiasis, the typical dose is 2 g while that for Amebiasis is 2 g once each day for three days.
- Pediatric doses should be adjusted by patient weight at 50 mg/kg, up to 2 g total dose
Tindamax Side Effects
Tindamax like any other medicine may cause side effects. If you experience any severe or persistent side effects, you should contact your doctor immediately. Mild side effects should dissipate with time and do not require medical attention. Below you will find a list of side effect associated with Tindamax. Note that not all possible side effects are listed.
- Abdominal pain
- Metallic taste
- Sore mouth and tongue
- Loss of appetite
- Feeling tired
- Darkened urine
Contact your doctor if you experience the following:
- Difficulty breathing or wheezing
- Tightness of chest
- Loss of consciousness or fainting
Like any drug, Tindamax may interact with other drugs and substances. Your physician should know about any medicines that you are taking, including those bought without a prescription. Drug interactions may change the manner in which a drug works and can increase the likelihood of adverse effects. You should not drink alcohol while taking Tindamax. Talk to your doctor if you have or have a history of blood diseases, epilepsy or liver disease. Here is the list of drugs likely to interact with Tindamax. Note that not all possible interactions are listed.