Alinia Side Effects
Generic name: nitazoxanide
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 14, 2023.
Note: This document contains side effect information about nitazoxanide. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Alinia.
Applies to nitazoxanide: oral powder for suspension, oral tablet.
Serious side effects of Alinia
Along with its needed effects, nitazoxanide (the active ingredient contained in Alinia) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking nitazoxanide:
Incidence not known
Other side effects of Alinia
Some side effects of nitazoxanide may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.
Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
- Abdominal or stomach pain
- urine changes
Incidence not known
- hives or welts, itching, or skin rash
- redness of the skin
- trouble breathing
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to nitazoxanide: oral powder for reconstitution, oral tablet.
Side effects were generally mild. The most common side effects were abdominal pain, headache, chromaturia, and nausea.[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Abdominal pain, nausea
Postmarketing reports: Diarrhea, gastroesophageal reflux disease[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Headache
Frequency not reported: Somnolence, tremor, hypesthesia, syncope
Postmarketing reports: Dizziness[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Chromaturia
Frequency not reported: Pruritus, sweat
Frequency not reported: Epistaxis, rhinitis, lung disease, pharyngitis
Postmarketing reports: Dyspnea[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Kidney pain, increased creatinine[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Increased ALT[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Allergic reaction[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Eye discoloration (including pale yellow eye discoloration)[Ref]
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Related treatment guides
1. Product Information. Alinia (nitazoxanide). Romark Laboratories L.C. 2002.
2. Melbourne: Therapeutic Guidelines Limited. eTG complete [Online] http://online.tg.org.au/complete/desktop/tgc.htm 2015.
3. Stockis A, De Bruyn S, Gengler C, Rosillon D. Nitazoxanide pharmacokinetics and tolerability in man during 7 days dosing with 0.5 g and 1 g b.i.d. Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2002;40:221-7.
4. Fox LM, Saravolatz LD. Nitazoxanide: a new thiazolide antiparasitic agent. Clin Infect Dis. 2005;40:1173-80.
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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.