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Nitazoxanide, also known by the brand names Alinia and Annita, is a synthetic nitrothiazolyl-salicylamide derivative and an antiprotozoal agent. It is approved for the treatment of infectious diarrhea caused by Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia lamblia in patients 1 year of age and older.
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Nitazoxanide is a prodrug. Following oral administration, it is rapidly hydrolyzed to its active metabolite, tizoxanide, which is 99% protein bound. Peak concentrations are observed 1–4 hours after administration. It is excreted in the urine, bile and feces.
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