This medication is aminoglycoside antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of intestinal infections such as amebiasis, cryptosporidiosis and leishmaniasis. It works by killing sensitive bacteria.
Contraindicated in patients with intestinal obstruction and hypersensitivity.
Intestinal amebiasis: Adults and Children: Usual dose—25 to 35 mg/kg body weight daily, administered in three doses with meals, for five to ten days.
Management of hepatic coma: Adults: Usual dose—4 g daily in divided doses, given at regular intervals for five to six days.
It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of hearing problems, ulcer, myasthenia gravis, Parkinson disease or kidney problems, dehydration, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Avoid long-term use of this drug; otherwise it will cause secondary infection.
Nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and diarrhea.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at controlled room temperature (15°-30°C) and in an airtight container.
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