Entamizole, Indications, Uses and Side Effects

Entamizole is produced by Abbott, which contains Diloxanide (Furoate) plus Metronidazole. It is being used for the treatment of stomach infection, intestinal infection, ulcerative gingivitis, infection of the gum, and dental cavities. Normally it is being used for diarrhea and abdominal pain. It acts as an antibacterial agent against gingivitis, amebiasis, dental cavity, etc.

Indications

Diloxanide (Furoate) indicated in conditions like Intestinal amoebiasis, asymptomatic cyst passers, blood infection, brain infection, leg ulcers, etc. Metronidazole is being used for anaerobic bacterial infections, dental infections, dysentery, lung cancer, surgical prophylaxis, liver abscess, and in pylori infection, etc.

Entamizole in Pregnancy and Breast Feeding

No, you should not take Entamizole if you are pregnant or planning to be pregnant or you are breastfeeding. You need to consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Site Effects

Diloxanide is more are less tolerable and if they become severe, they can be treated symptomatically, which includes nausea, flatulence, abdominal cramps, esophagitis, vomiting, diarrhea, albuminuria, etc. While side effects of Metronidazole include seizures, headache, depression, aseptic meningitis, vertigo, rashes, dry mouth, weakness etc.

Contraindications

Hypersensitive to Entamizole should not take this medicine.

Entamizole Syrup 90ml

Entamizole Syrup 90ml

Entamizole SyrupDiloxanide + Metronidazole
CompositionsEach 10ml contains
Diloxanide Furoate BP 250mg
Metronidazole Benzoate B.P 320mg
Equivalent to Metronidazole 200mg
Symptoms Abdominal Pain, Diarrhea, Bloody Diarrhea,
Yellowish Diarrhea
Dose 1-3 years1 teaspoonful every 6 hours
Dose 3-6 years1 tablespoonful every 6 hours
Dose 6-12 years2 tablespoonful every 6 hours
CompanyAbbott
Retail priceRs 66

Entamizole Tablet

Entamizole Tablet

Entamizole SyrupDiloxanide + Metronidazole
CompositionsEach film coated tablet contains
Diloxanide Furoate B.P 250mg
Metronidazole U.S.P 200mg
Symptoms Abdominal Pain, Diarrhea, Bloody Diarrhea,
Yellowish Diarrhea
Dose 12-18 years1 tablet two times a day
Above 18 years1 tablet every 8 hours
CompanyAbbott
Per tablet priceRs 3

Entamizole DS Tablet

Entamizole Ds Tablet

Entamizole SyrupDiloxanide + Metronidazole
CompositionsEach 10ml contains
Diloxanide Furoate BP 500mg
Metronidazole 400mg
Symptoms Abdominal Pain, Diarrhea, Bloody Diarrhea,
Yellowish Diarrhea
Dose 12-18 years1 tablet every 8 hours
Dose Above 18 years1 tablet every 8 hours
CompanyAbbott
Per tablet price Rs 6