KSh 390.00

Paromomycin also known as (Aminosidin Sulphate; Aminosidine Sulphate; Catenulin Sulphate; Crestomycin Sulphate; Estomycin Sulphate; Hydroxymycin Sulphate; Monomycin A Sulphate; Neomycin E Sulphate; Paromomicina, sulfato de; Paromomycin Sulphate; Paucimycin Sulphate) is an aminoglycoside antibiotic that has been given by mouth in the treatment of intestinal protozoal infections in Kenya, including amoebiasis, cryptosporidiosis, and giardiasis. It has also been tried parenterally for visceral, and topically for cutaneous, leishmaniasis. It has been used in the treatment of tapeworm infection, but it is not the treatment of choice, it has been used in the suppression of intestinal flora both pre-operatively and in the management of hepatic encephalopathy.

SKU: AMEB033 Category:


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.

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