The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
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Nitazoxanide (Alinia) -- a New Anti-protozoal Agent
Nitazoxanide (Alinia - Romark Labs), a new antiparasitic drug, has been approved by the FDA in a liquid formulation for treatment of diarrhea caused by Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia lamblia in children 1 to 11 years old. It is the first drug approved for treatment of cryptosporidiosis and the first to become available as a liquid for treatment of giardiasis. The FDA is reviewing a tablet formulation of nitazoxanide for use in adults. ... more
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