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nitazoxinide as antiviral (hcv, entero etc) any experience?

Discussion in 'Antivirals, Antibiotics and Immune Modulators' started by leaves, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. leaves

    leaves Senior Member

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    I am considering asking my dr for a trial of nitazoxinide. This was originally used for parasitic infections but recently it was discovered that it is also a potent antiviral. Studies indicate that it works against hepatitis as well as enteroviruses. any experiences?
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    does it have any effect on herpes viruses that u know of from your research??

    cheers!!!
  3. leaves

    leaves Senior Member

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    no studies that used nitazoxinide for herpes viruses that i know of... however they do say it targets a lot of viruses. But I guess visticide valtrex or acyclovir are most suitable for the herpes viruses?
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    Emootje Senior Member

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    Very interesting!

    Nitazoxanide has antiviral action against:

    • Hepatitis B
    • Hepatitis C
    • Rotavirus
    • Norovirus
    • Influenza A virus

    • Adenovirus
    ...but I can't find a studie about the anti-enterovirus action of nitazoxanide. I would certainly
    expect there is an anti-enterovirus action....but I can't find it online...so I'm very curious.
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    xrayspex Senior Member

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    Dr. Cheney was using that sometimes in last couple years.
  6. leaves

    leaves Senior Member

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    Emootje Senior Member

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    Great! You are a ME/CFS pioneer! :thumbsup: I am very curious...
    About the enteroviruses: noroviruses and rotaviruses are enteric viruses and they are not enteroviruses. The names are a bit confusing...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enterovirus
  8. leaves

    leaves Senior Member

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    Eh you are right:oops:
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    leaves Senior Member

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    Been having a bad few days, with lots of sleep and total exhaustion. So I woke up really really bad today.. and took my first alinia pill and.. about 4 hours later I feel a lot better. Much to early to say anything, could be coincidence, regression to the mean, placebo etc, but at least it is not a bad sign. I hope this is going to work as I really need a break.
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    Emootje Senior Member

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    It's a good start.
    Let's hope for more improvement.
    Go leaves!
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    lucy Senior Member

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    i wanted to get it for Blastocystis treatment but it is unavailable in Italy. Instead I am taking flagyl. Is it possible that a doctor prescribes medication to be bought in another country? for example, I am going to germany soon for 2 days.
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    leaves Senior Member

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    Yes that is possible, you can also order it online at a canadian pharmacy or goldpharma. So you have blasto right? That is hard to treat. I finally got rid of it by taking
    Nitazoxanide 1 tab 500 mg 2 time a day ,( brand name is Alinia)
    Furazolidone 1 tab 100 mg 3 time a day (brand name is Furoxone)
    Secnidazole 1 tab 3 times a day (brand name Flagentyl,Sindose)
    for 10 days. That is the badbugs protocol. Frankly it did not help my symptoms getting rid of it, but just wanted to share with you.
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    Thank you very much, Leaves. I will have again the test in a couple of weeks to find out if flagyl did anything to it and if not, I will ensure next time I try to treat it with badbugs protocol. My current main symptom, which is severe DOMS, has improved, but has not resolved completely.
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    Emootje Senior Member

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    Hi Leaves,
    I'm curious about the nitazoxinide trail. Any improvement?

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