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Diloxanide furoate

Diloxanide furoate is an anti-protozoal drug used in the treatment of Entamoeba histolytica and some other protozoal infections.

Safety and Effectiveness

A 13-year study conducted by the United States Center for Disease Control between 1977 and 1990 found that this drug had a low incidence of side effects and was successful in treatment of 86% of asymptomatic carriers of Entamoeba histolytica. [1]

Availability by Country

United States: Not currently approved for use. A CDC study authorized the use of this drug in the treatment of 4,371 cases of Entamoeba histolytica from 1977 to 1990. [1]


  1. ^ a b McAuley JB, Herwaldt BL, Stokes SL, et al (1992). "Diloxanide furoate for treating asymptomatic Entamoeba histolytica cyst passers: 14 years' experience in the United States". Clin. Infect. Dis. 15 (3): 464–8. PMID 1520794.
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