Information about Diloxanide

Diloxanide Uses

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.
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Common side effects of Diloxanide

Nausea, Headache, Abdominal pain, Hair loss, Vomiting, Abnormal liver function tests, Fever, Dizziness, Vertigo
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Available Medicine for Diloxanide

AmiclineFranco-Indian Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
111 variant(s)
MobitideJenburkt Pharmaceuticals Ltd
111 variant(s)

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.

Frequently asked questions for Diloxanide

Diloxanide

Q. Is Diloxanide furoate an antibiotic?

Yes. Diloxanide furoate or Diloxanide is luminal amoebicidal agent used in the treatment of infections of the intestine caused by amoeba (a type of organism)

Q. Is Diloxanide furoate banned?

Diloxanide furoate or Diloxanide is banned by the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA)

Q. What is Diloxanide furoate?

Diloxanide furoate or Diloxanide belongs to the class of medications called luminal amoebicide that acts inside the intestine to kill infection causing amoeba (a type of organism)

Q. What is it used for?

It is used alone or along with medications (metronidazole and tinidazole) for the treatment of long-term or severe infection of the intestine caused by amoeba (chronic or acute intestinal amoebiasis).

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