Amirid Tablet 10
Diloxanide is indicated for the treatment of chronic intestinal amoebiasis caused by entamoeba histolytica. It is also used concurrently with other drugs to treat invasive amoebiasis. It is also used in the treatment of parasitic worm infections.
How does the drug work?
Diloxanide is a luminal amoebicide that acts inside the lumen. It destroys the cysts developed by Entamoeba histolytica which is excreted out by the infected patients. It is used along with nitroimidazoles to treat invasive intestinal infections.
What are the common side effect?
The common side effects of diloxanide are itchy rash, bloating, and vomiting.
• Before taking the Amirid tablet, know about Amirid USES and side effects. Discuss with the doctor about the safe use of medication, inform the doctor about any surgeries if underwent in the past.
• Amirid drug is not recommended for lactating women, as it may enter into breast milk and might affect the newborn.
• Mild diarrhea is common with Amirid usage. However, it is not a serious condition. In case of severe diarrhea, report to the doctor immediately.
• Amirid side effects and dosage may vary with individuals. The doctor will prescribe effective Amirid dosage depending upon the patient’s health condition.
• Consult the doctor before using Amirid for UTI, if allergic to the drug, the infection may get severe and lead to serious health conditions.
1. How to take diloxanide drug? The drug can be taken with or without food but should be taken at regular intervals. Do not skip any doses or overdose. Do not self-medicate.
2. What is the usual adult dose of diloxanide? The usual adult dose of diloxanide is 500mg three times a day for ten days.
3. Can diloxanide treat diarrhea? Yes. Diloxanide treats mild diarrhea caused byinfections.
4. Is the dose same for children and elderly? No. The dose may vary for children depending on the body weight; talk to the doctor before taking the drug.
5. Is diloxanide safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women? No, diloxanide is unsafe for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Avoid the drug in these conditions.