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General Information on Diloxanide

Generic Name : Diloxanide

Pronunciation : dye-LOKS-a-nide

Latest prescription information about Diloxanide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y41.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiprotozoal Agents, Amebicides

Why is Diloxanide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an anti-protozoal agent, prescribed for intestinal amoebiasis.  

When should Diloxanide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Diloxanide?

Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 500 mg 3 times/day for 10 days. May repeat course if needed.

How should Diloxanide be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Diloxanide?

Caution should be exercised in pregnant and breastfeeding women.

What are the side effects of Diloxanide?

Flatulence, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, itching and hives.

What are the other precautions for Diloxanide?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Diloxanide?

Store away from heat and direct light.

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