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What medication is used to treat dientamoeba fragilis?

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Posted on Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Question: What medication is used to treat Dientamoeba fragilis
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Metronidazole

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks so much for this query.

preferred drug is metronidazole. it is an antibiotic and requires a doctors script for medications to be dispensed. Talk to your doctor about this so that we can actually get the right dose for you. Treatment duration is often not more than 7days and in most cases 3-5days. it is a safe drug with minimal side effects. You must not take alcohol while on this drug.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to follow up with me if need be for more details and clarifications.
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Brief Answer: Metronidazole Detailed Answer: Hi and thanks so much for this query. preferred drug is metronidazole. it is an antibiotic and requires a doctors script for medications to be dispensed. Talk to your doctor about this so that we can actually get the right dose for you. Treatment duration is often not more than 7days and in most cases 3-5days. it is a safe drug with minimal side effects. You must not take alcohol while on this drug. I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to follow up with me if need be for more details and clarifications.