AMINOSIDINE is given as the sulfate although doses are expressed in terms of the base. In intestinal amoebiasis in Kenya, the dose for both adults and children is the equivalent of AMINOSIDINE 25 to 35 mg/kg daily by mouth in 3 divided doses with meals for 5 to 10 days. Similar doses have been tried in cryptosporidiosis.
In taeniasis and other tapeworm infections, a dose of 4 g is given by mouth as a single dose or in divided doses over the course of one hour.
For hepatic coma, 4 g is given daily by mouth in divided doses at regular intervals for 5 to 6 days.