Efficacy of Amodiaquin Hydrochloride (Camoquin Hydrochloride) Against Giardiasis

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  • Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine and the Department of Microbiology, The Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York


Giardiasis, even when asymptomatic, is a public health problem in hospital personnel. With the aim of avoiding the occasional toxic effects of atabrine, amodiaquin was administered in a single dose of 0.6 gm. to 15 adults harboring Giardia lamblia, resulting in the cure of only 5, or 33 per cent.