Nitazoxanide is the generic name of a drug used to treat specific parasite infections of the intestine. It reduces substances in the intestine that these parasites need to survive and is known as an antiparasitic drug.
If alcohol is consumed while using Alinia drowsiness will occur and no dangerous occupations should be attempted.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
It is suggested that before taking this or any other drug you have a frank and honest discussion with your physician as to your drinking habits. This may be difficult as many alcoholics are in a state of denial as to their drinking habits.
I have also noticed that many alcoholics are not subject to the morning after illness that most of us suffer through when we drink too much. Severe alcoholics usually find if they feel “shakey” in the morning, a drink will make them feel more normal.
The drug should not be used in those younger than 12 years old.
This drug may interact with other medical conditions, if you are pregnant, want to become pregnant or breast feeding, if you are taking any medicine prescription or other, herbal or dietary supplement, if you have allergies to medicines, foods or other, if you have liver or gallbladder problems, kidney problems, immune system problems or HIV infection.
Less serious side effects are diarrhea, headache, nausea or stomach pain.If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effectsare severe allergic reactions, rash, hives, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue, bone pain, fainting, fast heartbeat, severe dizziness, shortness of breath or unusual tiredness.If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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