Q. Please suggest medicine for amebiasis.

Answered by
Dr. Happykumar Kagathara
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Dec 01, 2016 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hello doctor,

I am a 21 year old male suffering from chronic amebiasis for the past two to three years. I had tried Flagyl (Metronidazole ), Fasigyn (Tinidazole ), Ciplox-TZ, Oflox-OZ, Bandy and many other ayurveda medicines. But, nothing seems improved. So, could you provide any other drug? Please suggest medicine to be used for amebiasis. I have taken the above medicines for the past one year.

Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterology Surgical Gastroenterology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • What are the symptoms? Which abdominal organs are affected? Do you have any recent radiological or laboratory investigation?
  • Other medication for amebiasis are Nitroimidazole and Chloroquine. If infection is present along with amebiasis, then specific antibiotic needed according to the culture report.

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Hi doctor,

The symptoms are sticky stools three times per day, back pain, loss of appetite and weakness. The colonoscopy and stool test were normal. But, my doctor told me that I am suffering from amebiasis. Can you tell the brand name of the medicines that you suggested above.

Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterology Surgical Gastroenterology
#

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • It is not advisable to start such medicines without consultation as these are not first line medicines for amebiasis.
  • Does any blood test confirmed presence of amebiasis? If colonoscopy was done, then was biopsy taken along with that?
  • Sticky stool and increased frequency of stool may suggest the possibility of inflammatory bowel disease, which can be detected on biopsy.

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