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Alinia - Overview

Alinia is a medication that is sometimes prescribed to patients for the treatment of protozoan infections. People who might need an Alinia medication prescription can use Push Health to connect with a local medical provider who can prescribe Alinia, including Alinia 500 mg medication, when appropriate to do so.

What Is Alinia Used For?

Alinia contains the active ingredient nitazoxanide and, like metronidazole, belongs to a class of medications known as antiprotozoal drugs. Specifically, Alinia is sometimes prescribed to treat patients with diarrhea suspected to be infected with Giardia lamblia or Cryptosporidium parvum. Alinia is thought to work by interfering with an electron transfer reaction that depends on enzymes (e.g. pyruvate:ferredoxin oxidoreductase) that is necessary for energy production. It is unknown as to whether resistance occurs to Alinia or its metabolites. The decision to prescribe Alinia medication is dependent on the judgement of the prescribing medical provider and the health condition of the patient.

Alinia - Cost and Dosage

The cost of Alinia medication is expensive when paid for out of pocket, costing over $150 per Alinia 500 mg tablet at many pharmacies in the United States. Alinia coupons are sometimes available online or through the manufacturer and some insurance plans may help with costs associated with an Alinia medication prescription. Following oral administration, the active ingredient in Alinia is rapidly metabolized to another compound, tizoxanide, and peak plasma levels of the metabolite is typically reached within four hours in healthy volunteers. In the plasma, metabolites of Alinia are largely bound to proteins and, after utilization, they are excreted in the urine, feces and bile. Alinia should typically be taken with food but consult the package insert for exact instructions. Alinia is typically available as Alinia 500 mg tablets although other formulations may be available. Alinia tablets are typically yellow and film-coated.

Can I Buy Alinia Online?

Alinia requires a prescription to be dispensed by pharmacies in the United States. Due to this restriction, one cannot just buy Alinia online or get Alinia OTC from a pharmacy. Instead, the first step is to consult a medical provider to obtain a prescription for Alinia medication. People who might need an Alinia medication prescription can use Push Health to connect with a local medical provider who can prescribe Alinia, including Alinia 500 mg medication, when appropriate to do so.

Alinia - Side Effects

Alinia, like other medications, can cause side effects when used. Side effects that can occur after Alinia medication use include abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea and headache. Alinia medication should only be used to treat infections in which the causative agent is thought to be susceptible to Alinia medication. Alinia and alcohol should not be used together. People with a known hypersensitivity to Alinia or ingredients in the formulation should not use the medication. Prior to taking Alinia, it is important to discuss concerns with a qualified medical provider.

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Last updated August 5, 2020. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.