Nitazoxanide

Nitazoxanide treats diarrhea caused by certain protozoa infections. Take with food.

Nitazoxanide Overview

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Nitazoxanide is a prescription medication used to treat diarrhea in children and adults caused by certain protozoa. Nitazoxanide belongs to a group of drugs called antiprotozoal agents. These work by stopping the growth of the protozoa that cause diarrhea. 

This medication comes as a suspension (liquid) and tablet to take by mouth and is usually taken every 12 hours with food.

Common side effects of nitazoxanide include stomach pain, diarrhea, headache, and nausea.

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Uses of Nitazoxanide

Nitazoxanide is a prescription medication used to treat diarrhea in children and adults caused by protozoa Cryptosporidium parvum or Giardia lamblia.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Nitazoxanide Brand Names

Nitazoxanide may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Nitazoxanide Drug Class

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