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Medications for Amebiasis

Drugs associated with Amebiasis

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Amebiasis: 

Amebiasis is an infection of the intestine (bowel) caused by the parasite Entamoeba histolytica.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Flagyl Rx B N X Add review
8.0

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
metronidazole Rx B N X 1 review
8.0

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Brand names:  Flagyl, Flagyl IV, Flagyl 375, Metro

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
tinidazole Rx C N X 2 reviews
8.0

Generic name: tinidazole systemic

Brand name:  Tindamax

Drug class: amebicides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Humatin Rx N N Add review Add

Generic name: paromomycin systemic

Drug class: amebicides, aminoglycosides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Alinia Rx B N Add review
10

Generic name: nitazoxanide systemic

Drug class: amebicides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Flagyl IV Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
doxycycline Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Brand names:  Doxy 100, Doryx, Doxy 200, Monodox, Vibra-Tabs, Vibramycin, Morgidox, Ocudox, Oraxyl

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
nitazoxanide Rx B N Add review
10

Generic name: nitazoxanide systemic

Brand name:  Alinia

Drug class: amebicides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Flagyl 375 Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Tindamax Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: tinidazole systemic

Drug class: amebicides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Paromycin Rx N N Add review
10

Generic name: paromomycin systemic

Drug class: amebicides, aminoglycosides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
iodoquinol Rx N N Add review Add

Generic name: iodoquinol systemic

Brand names:  Yodoxin, Diquinol

Drug class: amebicides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
Yodoxin Rx N N Add review Add

Generic name: iodoquinol systemic

Drug class: amebicides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
Doxy 100 Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Metro Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Doryx Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Doxy 200 Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Monodox Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Diquinol Rx N N Add review Add

Generic name: iodoquinol systemic

Drug class: amebicides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
paromomycin Rx N N Add review
10

Generic name: paromomycin systemic

Brand names:  Humatin, Paromycin

Drug class: amebicides, aminoglycosides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Vibra-Tabs Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Vibramycin Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Aralen Rx N N Add review Add

Generic name: chloroquine systemic

Drug class: amebicides, antimalarial quinolines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Morgidox Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Ocudox Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): Amebic dysentery; Amoebic Infection; Infection, Amoebic; Intestinal amebiasis

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