Treatment of giardiasis

  title={Treatment of giardiasis},
  author={W. Petri},
  journal={Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology},
  • W. Petri
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
  • Opinion statementTinidazole is the first-line drug treatment of giardiasis, as it requires only a single dose to cure infection in most individuals. The related drug metronidazole is as effective, but it requires 5 to 7 days of three times a day therapy. Nitazoxanide appears in limited studies to be as effective as tinidazole or metronidazole, and it does not have the bitter taste of nitroimidazoles. A good alternate for use during pregnancy is paromomycin. Cure of infection varies between 60… CONTINUE READING
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