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Brand Name: Alinia®
Active Ingredient:   nitazoxanide
Strength(s): 100 mg/5 ml
Dosage Form(s):   Oral suspension
Company Name:    Romark Laboratories, L.C.
Availability:         Prescription only
*Date Approved by FDA:   November 22, 2002
*Approval by FDA does not mean that the drug is available for consumers at this time.

What is Alinia used for? Alinia is used to treat diarrhea caused by the parasites Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia lambia in children ages 1 through 11. Safety and effectiveness of Alinia is not known in patient with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), patients with immune problems, children less than 1, children greater than 11, or adults.

What should I tell my doctor or health care provider?

Tell your health care provider if you: 

  • have diabetes, because Alinia contains sucrose, a type of sugar 
  • have or had liver problems 
  • have or had kidney problems 
  • have or had bile or gallbladder problems 

Tell your health care provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Some medicines may affect how Alinia works or Alinia may affect how your other medicines work.

What are some possible side effects of Alinia? (This is NOT a complete list of side effects reported with Alinia. Your health care provider can discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)

Some possible side effects with Alinia include: 

  • abdominal pain
  • diarrhea 
  • vomiting 
  • headache 

When these side effects occur, they are generally mild and go away in a short time.

For more detailed information about Alnia, ask your health care provider or pharmacist.    Link to A    linia's Approved Label

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Posted 2/14/03


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source: FDA

last update: December 2004

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