Drug Index


Mechanism :

It is an antiprotozoal drug used in the treatment of intestinal amoebiasis, trichomonas and giardiasis. It is administered as a single dose.

Indication :

  • Intestinal amoebiasis
  • Giardiasis
  • Trichomonal vaginitis
  • Bacterial vaginosis

Contraindications :

Hypersensitivity, Avoid alcohol consumption while taking, Pregnancy, lactation.

Dosing :

Safety and efficacy is not established in children <18 years.
30 mg/kg as a single one dose PO. Max: 2 g.

Adverse Effect :

Nausea, mouth ulcer, stomach pain, hives, rashes and decreased white blood cell counts.

Interaction :

Warfarin: Potentiate anticoagulant effect of warfarin.
Disulfiram: Concurrent disulfiram may cause ant-abuse like effects.
Cimetidine: Prolongs halflife.

Hepatic Dose :

No dose adjustment recommended.
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