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Back when I was in treatment for Lyme, I kept getting these weird red rashes. The doc ran a ton of tests for Babesia/variants. Before the neg results came back, he mentioned trying a new drug if I had Babesia called Alinia.

I was just wondering if anyone has been put on this? I havent seen the doc for while, so I can't easily ask him how it has been working out for his patients.

My rashes turned out to be soy-allergy related, btw.

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Just wanted to let everyone know that there is a new drug on the market that Karisa and I have taken called Alinia. It is also a cyst buster with no known side effects (except it does make your pee yellow). Apparenently it is in the same drug class.

So, for those of you that are scared of Flagyl, I highly recommend this drug. Karisa was on it and Vancomycin for 3 weeks and she had HUGE improvement.

It seems that our LLMD, Dr C in Tampa is at a Lyme conference every few weeks. He mentioned this drug a couple months back and now that we have taken it, I am sold.

On another note, Dr C mentioned that he had several reports of patients having bad reactions (not sure if herx-like or not) on generic Flagyl. I do not know the details or if it was one particular manufacturer, but it was bad enough that he said he will never prescribe generic Flagyl ever again. So, for those of you on Metronidazole and are very sick, you may want to let your LLMD know and have them switch you to brand name OR try Alinia.
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medicinenet alinia

Alinia Tablets and Alinia for Oral Suspension contain the active ingredient, nitazoxanide, a synthetic antiprotozoal agent for oral administration. Nitazoxanide is a light yellow crystalline powder. It is poorly soluble in ethanol and practically insoluble in water. Chemically, nitazoxanide is 2-acetyloxy-N-(5-nitro-2-thiazolyl)benzamide. The molecular formula is C12H9N3O5S and the molecular weight is 307.3. The structural formula is
Info rxlist

So far I see it is being used.
Do a google search for alinia or Nitazoxanide & Babesia

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Thanks for the info. As I have had terrible reactions and simply cannot take Metronidazole, I was curious. (I've been doing very well with andrographis lately, though, and am very glad about that.)

Lots of reading on this. Good to hear that Karisa had such a good response. Apparently others have, too, judging from the forum links.

Google search:

Alinia, Babesia - 171 links

Nitazoxanide, Babesia - 676 links


PubMed Search for medical articles:

Alinia (brand name) - 204 abstracts

Alinia, babesia - none

Alinia, babesiosis - none

Alinia, malaria - 2 abstracts

Nitazoxanide - 201 abstracts

Nitazoxanide, malaria -2 (same two as with Alinia search)

Nitazoxanide, protozoa - 100 abstracts

antifilarial, plants - 17

andrographis, microfilariae - one

Andrographis, malaria - two

ginger, antifilarial - one


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