Diloxanide Furoate (Damizol) Side Effects, Indications, Interactions, Dosage Information

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What is Diloxanide Furoate (Damizol)?

Diloxanide furoate belongs to category of amebicides drugs. Diloxanide furoate is a type of diloxanide.

It is highly effective luminal amoebicide  directly kill trophozoites responsible for production of cysts. No systemic anti amoebic activity is evident despite its absorption. Diloxanide furoate exerts no antibacterial ac tion. It is less effective in invasive amoebic dysentery, probably because of a poor tissue amoebicidal action. It has produced high cure rates in mild intestinal amoeboid and in a symptomatic cyst passers. Diloxanide furoate is an anti-protozoal drug used in the treatment of Entamoeba histolytica and some other protozoal infections. This drug is commonly sold as Brand Name Damizol.

Indication/Contraindication for use of Diloxanide Furoate (Damizol)

  • Not to be used in systemic amoebiasis.
  • Intestinal amoebiasis.

Side Effects of Diloxanide Furoate (Damizol)

Flatulence, occasional nausea, itching, early urticaria.

Dosage and Prescribing Information for Diloxanide Furoate (Damizol)

500 mg thrice daily. Children 20 mg/kg body wt daily in divided doses. All for 5-10 days.

Drug Interactions of Diloxanide Furoate (Damizol)

None reported.

Precautions while rescribing Diloxanide Furoate (Damizol)

Pregnancy & lactation: Use with caution.

Antibiotics

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