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Alinia Dosage

Generic name: NITAZOXANIDE 500mg
Dosage form: tablet; powder, for oral suspension

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2.1 Recommended Dosage and Important Administration Instructions

Important Administration Instructions for Pediatric Patients 11 years of Age or Younger:

ALINIA tablets should not be administered to pediatric patients 11 years of age or younger because a single tablet contains a greater amount of nitazoxanide than the recommended dosing in this pediatric age group.

Table 1. Recommended Dosage

Age Dosage Duration
1-3 years

5 mL of ALINIA for Oral suspension

(100 mg nitazoxanide) taken orally every 12 hours with food

4-11 years

10 mL of ALINIA for Oral Suspension

(200 mg nitazoxanide) taken orally every 12 hours with food

3 Days
12 years and older One ALINIA Tablet (500 mg nitazoxanide) taken orally every 12 hours with food or 25 mL of ALINIA for Oral Suspension (500 mg nitazoxanide) taken orally every 12 hours with food

2.2 Directions for Mixing ALINIA for Oral Suspension

Reconstitute ALINIA for Oral Suspension as follows:

  • Measure 48 mL of water for preparation of the 100 mg/5 mL suspension
  • Tap bottle until all powder flows freely.
  • Add approximately one-half of the 48 mL of water required for reconstitution and shake vigorously to suspend powder.
  • Add remainder of water and again shake vigorously

Keep container tightly closed, and shake the suspension well before each administration. The reconstituted suspension may be stored for 7 days at room temperature, after which any unused portion must be discarded.

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