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

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tinidazole

Side effect Patients
Jarisch-Herxeimer reaction 4
Nausea 3
Exhaustion 1
Panic attacks 1
Racing heart feeling 1
Skin sensitive to touch 1

Show all 8 reported side effects

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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