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Tinidazole is a custom pharmacy drug classified in the family of drugs known as antiprotozoal agents. Tinidazole works within the body to destroy infection-causing organisms. This drug is sometimes prescribed for the treatment of infections of the intestine, such as giardiasis, that may cause gas, diarrhea, and cramping; amebiasis, which may cause the aforementioned and can also spread to the liver; and a sexually transmitted disease known as trichomoniasis.


Tinidazole is most often given as a liquid that your compounding pharmacist will prepare for you. The liquid is taken with food, usually once per day, and for a period of 3 to 5 days. Always shake the liquid before taking a dose, to ensure proper distribution of the medication. Consult with your compounding pharmacist if you have any general questions. If you have any concerns about tinidazole or its effects, talk to your doctor.


Side effects from the usage of any type of drug may differ between various patients. Some patients may experience no side effects at all. Unfortunately others may experience several side effects. Until you begin your course of this medication, you will not know how it will affect you in regard to side effects so monitor yourself while taking tinidazole. Common side effects seen with tinidazole are listed below, but this list is not complete and you could possibly experience a side effect that is not listed.

  • Upset Stomach
  • Vomiting
  • Metallic Taste
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Weakness
  • Loss of Appetite or No Appetite
  • Stomach Pain and/or Cramping

NOTE: See your doctor if any of the above persist or worsen.

Severe Side Effects Overview:

Some users could possibly experience severe side effects that warrant medical attention immediately. If you experience a severe side effect, or anything that feels like a severe side effect, see your doctor right away or get prompt professional medical attention. Some of the more commonly seen severe side effects are listed below.

  • Numbness or Tingling (hands or feet)
  • Hoarseness
  • Rash and/or Hives
  • Swelling (face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes)
  • Swelling of the Hands
  • Swelling (feet, ankles, lower legs)
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Seizures


Never begin the use of any drug without the approval of your doctor. Only your doctor can decide if any drug would be safe for your use. Inform your doctor of all medications and drugs you are currently taking, or have taken within the last year.

Tinidazole may be contraindicated for the following:

  • Breastfeeding or Producing Milk
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Decreased Neutrophils
  • Seizures
  • Allergy to Nitroimidazoles or Ingredients

IMPORTANT WARNING: Tinidazole may be contraindicated or inadvisable for some users. Talk to your doctor during your initial consultation and discuss the various risks and warnings related to the use of tinidazole

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