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What should I know about tinidazole before taking it?

Based on animal studies, tinidazole can cause harm to a fetus; however, there are no controlled studies conducted in human pregnancy. Tinidazole is contraindicated during the first trimester of pregnancy. During the second and third trimesters of pregnancy, tinidazole is only recommended for use when there are no alternatives and the benefits outweigh the risks. This drug is passed to a nursing infant through breast milk, so women should not breastfeed while taking this medication. Do not take tinidazole if you are allergic to this medication. Make sure you take the entire prescription, even if your symptoms improve, or the infection could come back or worsen. This drug will not treat viruses, colds or flu. Do not drink alcohol while taking this drug and for three days after. Talk to your doctor if you have kidney disease or are on dialysis, have epilepsy, anemia or a compromised immune system. The following drugs may interact with tinadazole: amiodarone, cimetidine, cholestyramine, cyclosporine, tacrolimus, dexamethasone, fluorouracil, griseofulvin, lithium, rifampin, St. John's Wort, other antibiotics, HIV medications, seizure medications or phenobarbital. There may be other medications not listed here that interact with tinidazole. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of using this medication.

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