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Alinia (Nitazoxanide)

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Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

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What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Alinia (nitazoxanide) is used for the treatment of diarrhea caused by Giardia lamblia or Cryptosporidium parvum.

Alinia comes in 500 mg tablets and a 100 mg/5 mL oral suspension.


Take Alinia as directed by your doctor. Be sure to finish all the medication in the course of treatment, even if you start to feel better.

Children who are 11 years old or younger should not take Alinia tablets.

Recommended Alinia dosage based on age:

One to three years of age: 5 mL of suspension by mouth every 12 hours with food

Four to 11 years of age: 10 mL of suspension by mouth every 12 hours with food

12 years of age and older: one tablet by mouth every 12 hours or 25 mL of suspension by mouth every 12 hours with food

Treatment is usually for three days.

The oral suspension should be stored at room temperature for 7 days, then any remainder should be discarded.


Nitazoxanide, an antiprotozoal, is the active ingredient in Alinia.


Patients who are allergic to Alinia or to any of its ingredients should avoid the medication.


  • Before you start taking Alinia, inform your doctor of the following:
    • All the medications you take
    • Your allergies
    • Your medical history and current health problems
    • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding

Side Effects

Stomach pain, headache, abnormal color of the urine, and nausea are common Alinia medication side effects. However, other side effects can occur. If you have side effects that become bothersome or persistent, tell your doctor right away.


Alinia. Tampa, FL: Romark, L.C.; 2017.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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