List of drugs used to treat the medical condition called Amoebic Dysentery. Click on the drug to find more information including the brand names,dose,side-effects, adverse events, when to take the drug and the price of the drug.
Generic and Trade Names of Drugs for Treatment of Amoebic Dysentery
Dehydroemetine is classified as an antiprotozoal agent. It is a less toxic derivative of emetine, the parent compound. Since it acts as a severe irritant when given orally, it is mostly given as an injection.
It is used for the treatment of
• Amebic Dysentery as an alternative to metronidazole injection and to 5-nitroimidazole when the latter does not show adequate response
• Amebic abscess when it becomes necessary to give a second round of treatment 6 weeks later in patients with extensive hepatic abscesses.
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