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Giardiasis Treatments

Treatment

Giardiasis is treated with a prescription antiparasitic drug. The medication is usually given for 5 to 10 days and may be one of the following:

  • Metronidazole
  • Furazolidone
  • Paromomycin
  • Nitazoxanide
  • Tinidazole

This condition may be resistant to any of these medications or to several others occasionally used. Resistance may complicate treatment and prolong illness.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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