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Side effect(s) of Dehydroemetine

Read the side effects of Dehydroemetine as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Skin: Abscess formation, eczema like rash

Neuromuscular disorder: Weakness, muscular pain in limbs and neck, shortness of breath; neuromuscular symptoms are dose-related and are mostly followed by cardiotoxicity

Cardiac effects: Hypotension, tachycardia, and dysrhythmias; changes in electrical activity that might be followed by toxicity

Other: Headache, nausea, vomiting, local pain

Other Precautions :  Avoid if allergic to the drug or any of its ingredients.
Avoid if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
. You should discontinue the use of this drug after delivery.

Drug Name : Dehydroemetine

Dehydroemetine generic 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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