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Diloxanide - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Diloxanide

Generic Name : Diloxanide
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Diloxanide are provided here.

Pronunciation : dye-LOKS-a-nide

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Diloxanide, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.


ICD Code : Y41.3 Therapeutic Classification : Antiprotozoal Agents, Amebicides

Trade Names/Brand Names of Diloxanide

India :

International :


Amoebyl, Diloxanide, Diloxide, Farcomid, Furamebe, Furamide

Why is Diloxanide Prescribed? (Indications)

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

When should Diloxanide not 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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