This medication is an antiprotozoal compound, effective in treating diarrhea caused by Cryptosporidium and Giardia. It works by stopping the growth of certain protozoa that cause diarrhea.
Oral- Cryptosporidiosis, Giardiasis- Adult: 500 mg every 12 hour for 3 days. Child: 1-3 year: 100 mg every 12 hour; 4-11 year: 200 mg every 12 hour; ≥12 years: 500 mg every 12 hour. All doses to be taken for 3 days.
It comes as a tablet and a suspension (liquid) to take by mouth. It is usually taken with food every 12 hours for 3 days.
• Caution needed for patients with history of HIV, kidney or liver impairment, problems with immune system, children less than 1 year, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Central Nervous System:
• Gastrointestinal: Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting.
Take prescribed dose correctly and not to change the dose or discontinue therapy unless advised by your health care provider.
Oral: Suspension: Store it at 15-30°C (59-86°F). Tablet: Store it at room temperature.
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