Information about Diloxanide
Diloxanide is used in the treatment of worm infections and intestinal amoebiasis.
How Diloxanide works
Diloxanide belongs to the class of medications called luminal amoebicide. It acts inside the bowel (lumen of the bowel) to kill the infection causing amoeba..
Common side effects of Diloxanide
Nausea, Headache, Abdominal pain, Hair loss, Vomiting, Abnormal liver function tests, Fever, Dizziness, Vertigo
Expert advice for Diloxanide
- You have been prescribed Diloxanide to treat a variety of parasitic worm infections.
- It should be taken with food.
- If you are unable to swallow the whole tablet, it may be crushed or chewed and swallowed with a full glass of water.
- It can be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Use birth control measures to prevent pregnancy while taking Diloxanide.
- 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.