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    Brand Name:Alinia
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
2002-11-22 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Romark Laboratories, L.C.
This drug is available in the following forms:
Oral Suspensions, Tablets
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About Alinia

Alinia is used to treat diarrhea caused by the parasites Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia lambia. The suspension is indicated for patients 1 year of age and older. The tablets are indicated for patients 12 years of age and older. Safety and effectiveness of Alinia is not known in patient with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), patients with immune problems, or children less than 1.

Side Effects of Alinia

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.

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Recent Forum Posts on Alinia

Nitazoxanide (Alinia)

Dear colleagues,

I'm cocerning about Alinia as a new therapy for dirrhea, and asking if it is available in other counteries other than USA ( as Italy , united Kingdom , or Saudia Arabia for example ). Also, importantly please inform me about the scientific offices of Romark Laboratories and their available addresses , so I can contact them.

many thanks,
Dr. Amany abdin
Ph.D Pharmacology
Faculty of medicine- Tanta university

Glutne free

Hi, Does anyone know if this medication is gluten free?

No Subject

Has anyone experienced the elimination of Blastocystis Hominis in children with this medication?

Entamoeba histolytica

A 14-day course of Alinia eliminated this parasitic infection in a 2-year-old male, without any side effects from the medication. Symptoms disappeared in 2 days. Although not FDA approved for e. hist., Alinia seems to be highly effective, and with far fewer side effects than traditional combination antibiotic treatments.

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