What is Amoebiasis?

Amoebiasis is an infection caused by a certain amoeba called Entamoeba histolytica. It is often transmitted through contaminated food or water. There may be no symptoms or the severity may range from mild diarrhea to dysentery, an inflammation of the intestine.

Treatments for amoebiasis include the use of macrolide antibiotics (Flagyl), nitroimidazole antibiotics (erythromycin), animalarials (chloroquine), and antiprotozoals (paromomycin). Awareness of food, water, and sanitation conditions can help to prevent an infection.

Popular Amoebiasis Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Nitroimidazole Antibiotics 11 See Prices
Macrolide Antibiotics 22 See Prices
Nitroimidazole Antibiotics 51 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Amoebiasis Drug Classes

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