|Trade names||Fasigyn, Simplotan, Tindamax|
|Elimination half-life||12–14 hours|
|Excretion||Urine (20–25%), faeces (12%)|
|CompTox Dashboard (EPA)|
|Chemical and physical data|
|Molar mass||247.27 g·mol−1|
|3D model (JSmol)|
Tinidazole is a drug used against protozoan infections. It is widely known throughout Europe and the developing world as a treatment for a variety of anaerobic amoebic and bacterial infections.nitroimidazole antibiotic class.
It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines.
Tinidazole is marketed by Mission Pharmacal under the brand name Tindamax, by Pfizer under the names Fasigyn and Simplotan, and in some Asian countries as Sporinex.
Tinidazole may be a therapeutic alternative in the setting of metronidazole intolerance. Tinidazole is used to treat Helicobacter pylori, Amoebic dysentery, Giardia and Trichomonas vaginalis.
Drinking alcohol while taking tinidazole causes an unpleasant disulfiram-like reaction, which includes nausea, vomiting, headache, increased blood pressure, flushing, and shortness of breath.
Elimination half-life is 13.2 ± 1.4 hours. Plasma half-life is 12 to 14 hours.