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Chapter: Modern Pharmacology with Clinical Applications: Antiprotozoal Drugs

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Antiprotozoal Drug: Diloxanide Furoate

Diloxanide furoate (Furamide) is an amebicide that is effective against trophozoites in the intestinal tract.

Diloxanide Furoate

 

Diloxanide furoate (Furamide) is an amebicide that is effective against trophozoites in the intestinal tract. In mild or asymptomatic infections, cures of 83 to 95% have been achieved; in patients with dysentery, cure rates may be less impressive. The drug is administered only orally and is rapidly absorbed from the gastroin-testinal tract following hydrolysis of the ester group. It is remarkably free of side effects, but occasionally flatu-lence, abdominal distention, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, pruritus, and urticaria occur. Diloxanide is ex-creted in the urine, largely as the glucuronide. It is not available in the United States.

 

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