Canterbury DHB

Context

Parasitic Gastrointestinal Infections

Pathogens

Drug Treatment

Giardia lamblia

metronidazole

HMLSchedNZFPMLnoids

PO 400 mg three times a day for 5 to 7 days

OR

ornidazole

HMLSchedNZF

PO 1500 mg as single evening dose

Cryptosporidium parvum

Blastocystis species

metronidazole

HMLSchedNZFPMLnoids

PO 600 mg three times a day for 10 days

OR

trimethoprim+sulfamethoxazole

HMLSchedNZFPMLnoids

(co-trimoxazole)

PO 160 mg/800 mg twice a day for 7 days

Dientamoeba fragilis

metronidazole

HMLSchedNZFPMLnoids

PO 600 mg three times a day for 10 days

Information about this Canterbury DHB document (99232):

Document Owner:

Not assigned (see Who's Who)

Last Updated:

May 2019 (Gastrointestinal System)

Next Review Due:

May 2022

Keywords:

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Topic Code: 99232