What is Tinidazole?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Tindamax


Tinidazole is an antibiotic and antiprotozoal agent used for the treatment of trichomoniasis; giardiasis; intestinal amebiasis and amebic liver abscess; and bacterial vaginosis.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 4
Moderate 2
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tinidazole

Side effect Patients
Jarisch-Herxeimer reaction 4
Nausea 3
Exhaustion 1
Panic attacks 1
Skin sensitive to touch 1
Stomach pain 1

Why patients stopped taking Tinidazole

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 6
Other 3
Change in health plan coverage 1
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 8 patients who've stopped taking Tinidazole


Stopped taking Tinidazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 1
Not specified 6

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Tinidazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) 1
Doxycycline (Doxylin) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Tinidazole

Sep 2, 2012 (Started Aug 10, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Lyme disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (skin sensitive to touch, exhaustion, temperature dysregulation)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: I can feel my body working much harder to fight off the infection, so I know that the meds are doing their job. On the other hand, I have fewer resources left to go about my day. On a Tindamax day, I'm lucky to be able to move the laundry over once or twice. I'm typically on the couch all day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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May 25, 2011 (Started Jan 13, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Lyme disease)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily

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