Tindamax - DANGEROUS SIDE EFFECTS
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Tindamax Warnings and Dangers
Tindamax is used to treat trichomoniasis (a sexually transmitted disease that can affect men and women), giardiasis (an infection of the intestine that can cause diarrhea, gas, and stomach cramps), and amebiasis (an infection of the intestine that can cause diarrhea, gas, and stomach cramps and can spread to other organs such as the liver). Tindamax is in a class of medications called antiprotozoal agents. It works by killing the organisms that can cause infection.
Tindamax is a brand name for the drug Tinidazole.
Tindamax comes as a suspension (liquid) prepared by the pharmacist and a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken with food as a single dose or once a day for 3 to 5 days. To help you remember to take Tindamax (if you are to take it for more than one day), take it around the same time every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take Tindamax exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking. Be sure to mention any of the following:
- Anticoagulants (blood thinners) such as warfarin (Coumadin)
- Antifungals such as fluconazole (Diflucan), itraconazole (Sporanox), and Ketoconazole (Nizoral)
- Carbamazepine (Tegretol)
- Cimetidine (Tagamet)
- Clarithromycin (Biaxin)
- Cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune)
- Danazol (Danocrine)
- Delavirdine (Rescriptor)
- Dexamethasone (Decadron)
- Diltiazem (Cardizem, Dilacor; Tiazac)
- Erythromycin (E.E.S., E-Mycin, Erythrocin)
- Ethosuximide (Zarontin)
- Fluorouracil (Adrucil)
- Fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem)
- Fluvoxamine (Luvox)
- Fosphenytoin (Cerebyx)
- HIV protease inhibitors such as indinavir (Crixivan) and ritonavir (Norvir)
- Isoniazid (INH, Nydrazid)
- Lithium (Lithobid)
- Metronidazole (Flagyl)
- Nefazodone (Serzone)
- Oral contraceptives (birth control pills)
- Oxytetracycline (Terramycin)
- Phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton)
- Phenytoin (Dilantin)
- Rifabutin (Mycobutin)
- Rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane)
- Tacrolimus (Prograf)
- Troglitazone (Rezulin)
- Troleandomycin (TAO)
- Verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan)
- Zafirlukast (Accolate)
Also tell your doctor if you are taking Disulfiram (Antabuse) or have stopped taking it within the past 2 weeks. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
If you are taking Cholestyramine (Questran), you should not take it at the same time that you take Tindamax. Ask your doctor or pharmacist how to space doses of these medications.
Tell your doctor if you have a yeast infection now; if you are being treated with dialysis (mechanical removal of waste in patients with kidney failure); or if you have or have ever had seizures or nervous system, blood, or liver disease.
Know that you should not drink alcohol while you are taking this medication and for 3 days afterwards. Alcohol may cause an upset stomach, vomiting, stomach cramps, headaches, sweating, and flushing (redness of the face).
Talk to your doctor about drinking grapefruit juice while taking this medication.
Tindamax is known to cause the following side effects. :
- Sharp, unpleasant metallic taste
- Upset stomach
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach pain or cramps
- Tiredness or weakness
- Numbness or tingling of hands or feet
- Swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
- Difficulty swallowing or breathing
Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your doctor may order certain lab tests to check your body's response to Tindamax. Before having any laboratory test, tell your doctor and the laboratory personnel that you are taking Tindamax.
Another medication that is similar to Tindamax has caused cancer in laboratory animals. It is not known whether Tindamax increases the risk of developing cancer in laboratory animals or in humans. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of using this medication.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. If you become pregnant while taking Tindamax, call your doctor immediately. The use of Tindamax in pregnant patients has not been studied. Since Tindamax crosses the placental barrier and enters fetal circulation it should not be administered to pregnant patients in the first trimester.
Tindamax is excreted in breast milk in concentrations similar to those seen in serum. Tindamax can be detected in breast milk for up to 72 hours following administration. Interruption of breast-feeding is recommended during Tindamax therapy and for 3 days following the last dose.
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