HUMATIN™ is a prescription medicine, also known as an aminoglycoside antibiotic, containing paromomycin sulfate to treat acute and chronic intestinal amebiasis and the management of hepatic coma as an adjunctive therapy. It is not effective in extraintestinal amebiasis.
Amebiasis is a disease caused by a parasite called Entamoeba Histolytica that infects the intestines. When this occurs, individuals could experience symptoms, including diarrhea, bloody stool, stomach pain, cramping, fever, loss of appetite, and nausea. To stop the growth of the intestinal parasite, your doctor can prescribe HUMATIN™. Because the medication is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream, it only treats intestinal parasitic infections, not extraintestinal infections.