Diloxanide


Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Oral
Intestinal amoebiasis
Adult: 500 mg tid for 10 days. May repeat course if needed.
Child: >25 kg: 20 mg/kg daily in 3 divided doses for 10 days, repeated if necessary.
Special Precautions
Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Flatulence, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, pruritus, urticaria.
Action
Description: Diloxanide is a luminal amoebicide which is hydrolysed in the gut, thus releasing the free diloxanide which acts as an amoebicide. It is given alone in asymptomatic cyst passers. For patients with active amoebic infections, it can be administered with a 5-nitroimidazole e.g. metronidazole or tinidazole.
Pharmacokinetics:
Absorption: Absorbed from the GI tract (oral).
Metabolism: Rapidly hydrolysed prior to absorption.
Excretion: Via faeces (<10% of dose).
Storage
Store at 25°C.
MIMS Class
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