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Can Nifuroxazide be given to a 5 years old for amebiasis?

we have a 5 yo boy (21kg) who was daignosed with amebiasis. We palced him on flagyl 160mg Iv Q6hrs Rocephin 1.250mg IV OD Panadol for his fever His stool culture was Entameba Coli and it yiedl moderate growth of salmonella. The pt is still experiencing diarrhea and vomitted twice over the last 3days. can we add Nifuroxazide to his regimen although it is not for invasive phenomenon? Dr Mona Awadh Clinical Pharmacist Alseef Hospital kuwait
Thu, 26 Mar 2020
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Hi,

I really do not see a big need to give Nif., as what you are giving to your child in the meantime is more than enough for eradication of Ameb. You need to be patient and give it some time.

Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Salah Saad Shoman, Internal Medicine Specialist
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Can Nifuroxazide be given to a 5 years old for amebiasis?

Hi, I really do not see a big need to give Nif., as what you are giving to your child in the meantime is more than enough for eradication of Ameb. You need to be patient and give it some time. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Salah Saad Shoman, Internal Medicine Specialist