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.
Your doctor may also prescribe HUMATIN™ to treat hepatic coma, also known as hepatic encephalopathy, a nervous system disorder caused by liver disease, as an adjunctive therapy. These individuals have intestinal bacteria that produce too much ammonia in the liver, and HUMATIN™ can help stop bacterial growth.
Note: While taking HUMATIN™, it’s important to have your doctor monitor you for the overgrowth of other organisms, such as fungi.
*remaining information comes from “Important Safety Information and Indications” below
If you have questions, contact HUMATIN™ Care Representatives at 1-844-486-2846.