Proper Use

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If this medicine upsets your stomach, it may be taken with meals or a snack. If stomach upset (nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, or diarrhea) continues, check with your doctor.

To help clear up your infection completely, keep taking this medicine for the full time of treatment, even if you begin to feel better after a few days. If you stop taking this medicine too soon, your symptoms may return.

In some kinds of infections, this medicine works best when there is a constant amount in the blood. To help keep the amount constant, do not miss any doses. Also, it is best to take the doses at evenly spaced times, day and night. For example, if you are to take one dose a day, the doses should be spaced about 24 hours apart. If this interferes with your sleep or other daily activities, or if you need help in planning the best times to take your medicine, check with your health care professional.

Some types of infections are treated with one dose of tinidazole.

If you cannot swallow the tablet, it may be crushed in artificial cherry syrup. Shake this mixture well before drinking .

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oral dosage form (tablets):
    • For intestinal amebiasis:
      • Adults—2 grams per day for three days.
      • Children 3 years of age and older—50 milligrams per kilogram of body weight per day (up to to 2 grams per day) for three days.
      • Children below 3 years old—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor .
    • For amebic liver abscess:
      • Adults—2 grams per day for 3 to 5 days.
      • Children 3 years of age and older—50 milligrams per kilogram of body weight per day (up to to 2 grams per day) for 3 to 5 days.
      • Children below 3 years old—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor .
    • For bacterial vaginosis:
      • Adults— 2 grams per day for two days or 1 gram per day for five days.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor .
    • For giardiasis:
      • Adults—2 grams given once as a single dose.
      • Children 3 years of age and older—50 milligrams per kilogram of body weight (up to to 2 grams) given once as a single dose.
      • Children below 3 years old—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor .
    • For trichomoniasis:
      • Adults— 2 grams given once as a single dose.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor .

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.