Which medications in the drug class Amebicides are used in the treatment of Proctitis and Anusitis?

Updated: Mar 27, 2020
  • Author: David E Stein, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Amebicides

Parasite biochemical pathways are sufficiently different from the human host to allow selective interference by chemotherapeutic agents in relatively small doses.

Iodoquinol (Aloquin)

Amebicidal against E histolytica. Considered effective against trophozoite and cyst forms.Halogenated hydroxyquinoline. Luminal amebicide; acts primarily in bowel lumen because it is poorly absorbed. Best tolerated when given with meals. Because it is active only against intraluminal form of amebiasis, it is used to eradicate cysts of E histolytica after treatment of invasive disease.


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