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Nitazoxanide (International)

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 and Giardiasis.

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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

Generic Names

Brand Names


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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