Information about Dehydroemetine

Dehydroemetine Uses

Dehydroemetine is used in the treatment of worm infections.

How Dehydroemetine works

Dehydroemetine belongs to class of drugs known as antiprotozoal agent. It acts by preventing the growth of infection causing microorganisms.

Common side effects of Dehydroemetine

Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Abnormal liver function tests, Dizziness, Fever, Abdominal pain, Hair loss, Vertigo
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Last updated:
26 Feb 2021 | 11:52 AM (UTC)

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Available Medicine for Dehydroemetine

TilemetinTablets India Limited
25 to ₹482 variant(s)

Expert advice for Dehydroemetine

  • You have been prescribed Dehydroemetine to treat a variety of parasitic worm infections.
  • It can be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take it during pregnancy. Use birth control measures to prevent pregnancy while taking Dehydroemetine.
  • Your doctor may monitor your blood counts and liver function before you start taking this medicine and regularly throughout your treatment.
  • Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Inform your doctor if you develop signs of infection.
  • Do not skip doses and finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may increase your risk of further infection.

Frequently asked questions for Dehydroemetine


Q. Is Dehydroemetine an antibiotic?

Yes, Dehydroemetine is an antibiotic medicine. It is used to treat various infections caused by worms. Dehydroemetine should be taken only when prescribed by the doctor.

Q. How is Dehydroemetine administered?

Dehydroemetine should be administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor only and should not be self-administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Dehydroemetine.

Q. Is Dehydroemetine safe?

Dehydroemetine is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. Is Dehydroemetine useful in the treatment of Scabies?

No, Dehydroemetine is not used for the treatment of Scabies. If you think you are suffering from scabies, please consult your doctor as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment.


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