ANTIAMOEBIC DRUGS

1. TISSUE AMOEBICIDES

a. For both intestinal and extraintestinal amoebiasis:

Nitroimidazoles :

Metronidazole

Tinidazole

Secnidazole

Ornidazole

Satranidazole

Alkaloids :

Emetine

Dehydroemetine

b. For extraintestinal amoebiasis only:

Chloroquine

 

2. LUMINAL AMOEBICIDES

a. Amide:

Diloxanide furoate

Nitazoxanide

b. 8-Hydroxyquinolines:

Quiniodochlor (Iodochlorohydroxyquin, Clioquinol)

Diiodohydroxyquin (Iodoquinol)

c. Antibiotics:

Tetracyclines

Paromomycin