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In the US, Nitazoxanide (nitazoxanide systemic) is a member of the drug class amebicides and is used to treat Amebiasis, Ascariasis, Cryptosporidiosis, Dwarf Tapeworm Infection (Hymenolepis nana) and Giardiasis.

US matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Anthelmintic agent

Antiprotozoal agent: Cryptosporidial

Chemical Names

{2-[(5-Nitro-2-tiazolyl)carbamoyl]phenyl}acetat (IUPAC)

Benzamide, 2-(acetyloxy)-N-(5-nitro-2-tiazolyl)-

N-(5-Nitro-2-tiazolyl)salicylamide acetate (ester) (WHO)

Salicylamide, N-(5-nitro-2-tiazolyl)-, acetate (ester)

Foreign Names

  • Nitazoxanidum (Latin)
  • Nitaxozanid (German)
  • Nitaxozanide (French)
  • Nitaxozanida (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Nitazoxanide (OS: USAN, DCF, BAN)
  • Adrovet (IS)
  • BRN 1225475 (IS)
  • DRG 0242 (IS)
  • EINECS 259-931-8 (IS)
  • Nodik (UnipharmPharma) (IS)
  • Omniparax (LabLopez) (IS)

Brand Names

  • Abanix
    Acromax, Ecuador
  • Adnix
    Alco, Bangladesh
  • Albazan
    Infermed, Peru
  • Alinia
    LENIS, Slovenia; Link, New Zealand; Romark, United States
  • Allpar
    Gimed, Colombia
  • Anelmin
    Catedral, Paraguay
  • Annita
    Farmoquimica FQM, Brazil
  • Antidiazox
    GNP, Egypt
  • Armbid-NT [+ Ofloxacin]
    Armour, India
  • Avisan
    Novag, Mexico
  • Azoxanid
    G&R, Peru
  • Bacter-NZ [+ Ofloxacin]
    Cubit, India
  • Biomebal
    Coaspharma, Colombia
  • Bionit
    Technobio, Mexico
  • Celectan
    Farma, Venezuela; Farma Colombia, Colombia; Grupo Farma, Ecuador
  • Colufase
    Roemmers, Ecuador; Roemmers, Peru
  • Coluquim
    Quilab Farma, Peru
  • Cryptonaz
    Copad Egypte, Egypt
  • Daxon
    Siegfried, Mexico
  • Dexidex
    Lakeside, Mexico
  • Dianide
    General Pharma, Bangladesh
  • Diar
    ACI, Bangladesh
  • Drexifor
    Lafar Peru, Peru
  • Flagynor [+ Ofloxacin]
    AHPL, India
  • Gardil
    Keyfarm, Peru
  • Gintop
    Lafrancol, Ecuador
  • Givotan
    Roemmers, Paraguay; Roemmers Centroamérica, Costa Rica; Roemmers Centroamérica, Guatemala; Roemmers Centroamérica, Honduras; Roemmers Centroamérica, Nicaragua; Roemmers Centroamérica, Panama; Roemmers Centroamérica, El Salvador
  • Heliton [+ Bismuth Subcitrate]
    Columbia, Mexico
  • Inflobid-NXT [+ Ofloxacin]
    Intra, India
  • Kazide
    Abbott, Colombia; Lafrancol, Peru
  • Mitafar
    Quimpharma, Mexico
  • Mixel
    Siegfried, Colombia; Siegfried, Peru
  • Nanazoxid
    Utopia, Egypt
  • Netazox
    Dr. Andreu, Peru
  • Niazid
    Apex, Bangladesh
  • Nicud
    Monico, Bangladesh
  • Nidozox
    Acme, Bangladesh
  • Nit Clean
    Western, Egypt
  • Nitanid
    Drug International, Bangladesh; Genetikapharma, Ecuador
  • Nitasis
    Navana, Bangladesh
  • Nitasol
    Ibn Sina, Bangladesh
  • Nitax
    Delta, Bangladesh
  • Nitaxel
    Swiss & North, Ecuador
  • Nitaxid
    Iqfarma, Peru
  • Nitaxide
    Beximco, Bangladesh
  • Nitaxom
    Farmindustria, Peru
  • Nitazode
    Andalous, Egypt
  • Nitazofin
    Bussié, Dominican Republic; Bussié, Guatemala; Bussié, Honduras
  • Nitazox
    Incepta, Bangladesh
  • Nitazoxanida
    La Sante, Peru
  • Nitazoxanida Althaia
    Althaia, Brazil
  • Nitazoxanida Biodental
    Biodental, Ecuador
  • Nitazoxanida Farmandina
    Farmandina, Guatemala
  • Nitazoxanida Genamérica
    Genamerica, Ecuador
  • Nitazoxanida ion
    Ion, Uruguay
  • Nitazoxanida La Santé
    La Santé, Costa Rica; La Santé, Ecuador; La Santé, Honduras; La Santé, Nicaragua; La Santé, Panama; La Santé, El Salvador
  • Nitazoxanida Medley
    Medley, Brazil
  • Nitazoxanida Serral
    Serral, Mexico
  • Nitazoxateg
    Laboratorio Tecnoquímicas, Guatemala; Laboratorio Tecnoquímicas, El Salvador
  • Nitelmin
    Basel, Ecuador
  • Nitoxadin
    Portugal, Peru
  • Nitoxin
    Aristopharma, Bangladesh; Pharmex, Peru
  • Nixoran
    Roemmers, Argentina
  • Nizanof [+ Ofloxacin]
    Molekule, India
  • Nizatax
    Metlen, Ecuador
  • Nizonid
    Medicon, Bangladesh
  • Nizox
    Garmisch, Colombia
  • Nodik
    Grupo Unipharm, Colombia; Unipharm, Costa Rica; Unipharm, Ecuador; Unipharm, Guatemala; Unipharm, Honduras; Unipharm, Nicaragua; Unipharm, Panama; Unipharm, El Salvador
  • Noxom
    Inti, Peru; Inti, Paraguay
  • Noxzolin
    Roel Grace, Peru
  • Nozoa
    Micro Nova, India
  • NTZ
    Asiatic Lab, Bangladesh
  • Nytasoft
    Unimed, Peru
  • Nytax
    Procaps, Colombia
  • Obid-NT [+ Ofloxacin]
    Radicura, India
  • Olpit-NZ [+ Ofloxacin]
    Epitome, India
  • Osani-NT [+ Ofloxacin]
    Sanify, India
  • Padovanton
    Rayere, Mexico
  • Paramix
    Liomont, Costa Rica; Liomont, Dominican Republic; Liomont, Guatemala; Liomont, Mexico; Liomont, Panama; Liomont, El Salvador
  • Paranitaxz
    Sherfarma, Peru
  • Paraxin
    Laboratorios Chalver, Ecuador
  • Parazoxanide
    Ph. Care, Egypt
  • Pardil
    Pharmed, Peru
  • Parsenida
    Raam, Mexico
  • Protostop
    October Pharma, Egypt
  • Rosanil
    Loeffler, Mexico
  • Tanisea
    Aché, Brazil
  • Taxanida
    Labinco, Colombia
  • Toza
    Eskayef, Bangladesh
  • Trimebizol-F
    Gruinfacol, Colombia
  • Trinida
    Mantecorp FSA, Brazil
  • Typhicure [+ Ofloxacin]
    Treatwell, India
  • Xanita
    Renata, Bangladesh
  • Xentilben
    Perumed-Albis Consumo, Peru
  • Xerovirinc
    Minapharm, Egypt
  • Xnid
    Bio-Pharma, Bangladesh
  • Zenflox-NT [+ Ofloxacin]
    Mankind, India
  • Zoana
    Orion, Bangladesh
  • Zotanixin
    Sanfer, Mexico
  • Zox
    Square, Bangladesh
  • Zoxakind-O [+ Ofloxacin]
    Mankind, India
  • Zoxan
    Opsonin, Bangladesh
  • Zoxanid
    Paill, Costa Rica; Paill, Dominican Republic; Paill, Guatemala; Paill, Honduras; Paill, Nicaragua; Paill, Panama; Paill, El Salvador


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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