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what is the drug used to treat amoebiasis?

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Dr. You Sung Sang
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Several: Metranidazole, Tinidazole, Nitroimidazole and some luminal (phenobarbital) agents (paromomycin or diloxanide).

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of amoebiasis?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
GI : Of the 10% to 20% of people who become symptomatic from e. Histolytica infection it is usually mild with loose stool, abdominal pain & cramping. In more serious cases of dysentery there is bloody diarrhea, fever & abdominal pain. There are cases where it has spread to the liver, lungs & brain.
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A 38-year-old female asked:

Sign and symptoms of amoebiasis and treatment?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Amoebiasis: Of the 10% to 20% of people who become symptomatic from e. Histolytica infection it is usually mild with loose stool, abdominal pain & cramping. In more serious cases of dysentery there is bloody diarrhea, fever & abdominal pain. There are cases where it has spread to the liver, lungs & brain. It is treated with antibiotics.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How dangerous is amoebiasis?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Often no symptoms: Amebiasis causes illness in 10- 20% of those infected. It can lead to loose stool, cramps & abdominal pain. Severe form (dysentery) can lead to fever & bloody diarrhea. In rare cases it has seeded other parts of the body such as the brain or liver (where it can form an abscess).
Philippines
A 31-year-old male asked:

What is the medication for amoebiasis?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Amebiasis: Amebiasis which is an intetinal protozoan is usually treated with flagyl.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

Why is my amebiosis being treated with paramomycin first, and tinizadole second? I always thought it was the other way around- but my doctor said this

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Amoebiasis: Not sure that the sequence of therapy really matters, but theoretically if tinidazole does not clear the intestinal infection it could spread back to the body. Two different drugs may be needed because the imidazoles are so well absorbed they may not reach the distal colon in effective concentrations. This can be conquered using higher doses. Good question.

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