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Tindamax

What is Tindamax

Tindamax is an antimicrobial agent. It fights infections your body.

Tindamax is used to treat certain intestinal infections, liver infections and sexually transmitted diseases.

Tindamax may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

General medical information about Tindamax

Take all of the Tindamax that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated.

Do not drink alcohol while taking Tindamax and for 3 days after finishing the medication. Flushing, fast heartbeats, severe nausea, vomiting and sweating may occur when alcohol is ingested during Tindamax therapy.

What you should find out before taking Tindamax

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you
- have liver disease or blood disorders;
- have had an allergic reaction to metronidazole (Flagyl);
- have a stomach or intestinal disease, or
- have any seizure disorder (including epilepsy), or any central nervous system diseases .

You may not be able to take Tindamax, or you may require a lower dose or special monitoring during your therapy if you have any of these conditions.

Tindamax crosses the placenta and can enter fetal circulation. Tindamax should not be administered to pregnant patients during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Tindamax is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether Tindamax will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

Tindamax passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing infant. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should take Tindamax

Take Tindamax exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Take each dose with a full glass (8 ounces) of water.

Take Tindamax with food to lessen stomach upset.

Take all of the Tindamax that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated.

Store Tindamax at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

If you miss a dose:

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Take the rest of the day's doses at evenly spaced intervals unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

What happens if you overdose:

Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected.

Symptoms of a Tindamax overdose include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, loss of coordination, numbness and tingling, and seizures.

Avoid while taking Tindamax

Do not drink alcohol while taking Tindamax and for 3 days after finishing the medication. Flushing, fast heartbeats, severe nausea, vomiting and sweating may occur when alcohol is ingested during Tindamax therapy.

Be aware of the alcohol content of other products such as cough and cold medicines. Alcohol in these products can also cause a reaction.

Possible side effects of Tindamax

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking Tindamax and seek emergency medical attention:
- an allergic reaction (swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; shortness of breath; closing of your throat; or hives);
- seizures;
- numbness or tingling;
- dizziness or loss of coordination; or
- severe diarrhea.

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take Tindamax and talk to your doctor if you experience
- darkening of your urine;
- nausea, vomiting, or loss of appetite;
- excessive thirst or salivation;
- an unpleasant metallic taste in your mouth;
- constipation or mild diarrhea;
- headache; or
- swollen, sore or discolored tongue.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

What other drugs will affect Tindamax

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- a barbiturate such as phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton), amobarbital (Amytal), or secobarbital (Seconal);
- warfarin (Coumadin);
- cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune) or tacrolimus (Prograf);
- fluorouracil (Adrucil, Efudex, Carac, Flurorplex);
- cholestyramine (Questran);
- oxytetracycline (Terramycin);
- phenytoin (Dilantin); or
- lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith, others).

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with Tindamax. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.

Do not drink alcohol while taking Tindamax and for 3 days after finishing the medication. Flushing, fast heartbeats, severe nausea, vomiting and sweating may occur when alcohol is ingested during Tindamax therapy.

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