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

leaves

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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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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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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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Norovirus and rotavirus are enteroviruses
This is a study using it for enteroviruses
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2036.2006.03128.x/pdf.
Wikipedia discusses its use for hepatitis b and c https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Nitazoxanide and its of label use (1.5-2 mg daily).

My doc gave me a 14 day trial (after some nagging) so I am going to see how it goes.. Will start next week or so. Will keep you all posted!
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
 

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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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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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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.