What is Alinia used for? Alinia is used to treat diarrhea
caused by the parasites Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia lambia in children ages 1 through 11. Safety and effectiveness of Alinia is not known in patient with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), patients with immune problems, children less than 1, children greater than 11, or adults.
What should I tell my doctor or health care provider?
Tell your health care provider if you:
- have diabetes, because Alinia contains sucrose, a type of sugar
- have or had liver problems
- have or had kidney problems
- have or had bile or gallbladder problems
Tell your health care provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Some medicines may affect how Alinia works or Alinia may affect how your other medicines work.
What are some possible side effects of Alinia? (This is NOT
a complete list of side effects reported with Alinia. Your health care provider can
discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)
Some possible side effects with Alinia include:
- abdominal pain
When these side effects occur, they are generally mild and go away in a short time.
more detailed information about Alnia, ask your health care provider or