PDR Health


What is Tindamax?

Tindamax (tinidazole) is an antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body.

Tindamax is used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria, such as infection of the intestines or vagina. It works by killing sensitive bacteria.

Tindamax is also used to treat certain sexually transmitted infections.


Health Benefits

Tindamax is used to treat various types of infections caused by bacteria. These include:

– Infections of the intestines

– Infections of the vagina

– Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as trichomoniasis and giardiasis

Tindamax may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects

Common side effects of Tindamax include:

– Nausea

– Vomiting

– Diarrhea

– Stomach pain or upset

Less common side effects include:

– Dizziness – Headache – Vaginal itching or discharge – Metallic taste in the mouth

Tindamax may also cause serious side effects, such as:

– Fever – Muscle pain or weakness – Yellowing of the skin or eyes – Dark urine – Severe stomach pain – Trouble breathing

Do not take Tindamax if you are allergic to tinidazole or any other ingredient in this medication.

To ensure safety, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Dosage and Administration

The usual adult dose for Tindamax is 2 grams (g) taken as a single dose. For certain infections, you may need to take Tindamax for 3 to 5 days.

For children aged 3 years and older, the recommended dose is 50 milligrams (mg) per kilogram (kg) of body weight, taken as a single dose.


Tindamax may interact with other medications. To avoid interactions, your doctor should manage all of your medications carefully. Be sure to tell your doctor about all the medications you take, including over-the-counter drugs and natural remedies.

Mechanism of Action

Tindamax works by killing sensitive bacteria in the body. This medication may also be used to treat certain sexually transmitted infections.


Tindamax is rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. Maximum plasma concentrations are reached within 3 to 5 hours. The elimination half-life is 8 to 12 hours. Tinidazole is eliminated primarily in the urine as unchanged drug and metabolites.