|Alinia side effects and warnings
What is Alinia used for?
Alinia is used to treat diarrhea caused by the parasites Cryptosporidium parvum
and Giardia lambia. The suspension is indicated for patients 1 year of age and
older. The tablets are indicated for patients 12 years of age and older. Safety and
effectiveness of Alinia is not known in patient with human immunodeficiency virus
(HIV), patients with immune problems, or children less than 1.
What should I tell my doctor or healthcare provider?
Tell your healthcare 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 healthcare 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
What are some possible side effects of Alinia? (This is NOT a complete list of
side effects reported with Alinia. Your healthcare provider can discuss with you a
more complete list of side effects.)
Some possible side effects with Alinia include: abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting,
headache. When these side effects occur, they are generally mild and go away in a
For more detailed information about Alinia, ask your health care provider or