What is paramix?

Paramix® is the trademark of a synthetic medication, which uses nitazoxanide as its active principle , a chemical compound belonging to the line of antiparasitic medications with an effect on parasites in the intestinal tract .

To highlight: This pharmaceutical product is produced by the company named LABORATORIOS LIOMONT, SA de CV (1)

What is paramix used for?

  • Thanks to the mechanism of action of its active principle, paramix® acts on protozoa and anaerobic bacteria, inhibiting the essential enzyme in anaerobic metabolism, thus stopping their growth, relieving diarrheal states. (two)
  • It is used to treat: 
    • Acute or chronic intestinal amoebiasis.
    • Amebic dysentery caused by Entamoeba histolytica.
    • Giardiasis, helminthiasis ( nematodes, cestodes and flukes ). 
    • Enterobiasis ( vermicular ). 
    • Ascariasis ( lumbricoides ), 
    • Strongyloidiasis ( stercoralis) .
    • Necatoriasis ( americanus ).
    • Hookworm ( duodenale ).
    • Trichuriasis ( trichuris ). 
    • Taeniasis ( saginata and solium ).
    • Hymenolepiasis ( nan a).
    • Fasciolosis (hepatic).
    • Vaginal trichomoniasis (trichomonas vaginalis) and as a preventive treatment in couples.

Dosage and routes of administration of the paramix

Paramix® presentations are in the form of tablets, which contain nitazoxanide 500 mg and suspension containing nitazoxanide 2 g. The administration of this medication in both cases is orally and the dosage as a reference can be as follows:

  • Tablets: Take 1 tablet of 500 mg twice a day, according to the diagnosis of the attending physician.
  • Suspension: Children from 1 to 4 years of age 5 ml every 12 hours; children 5 to 11 years of age 5 to 10 ml every 12 hours and children 12 years of age and adults 25 ml every 12 hours.

Paramix Side Effects

Therapeutic treatment with paramix® may cause, in a certain patient population , some of the following adverse effects: 

  • Possible appearance of allergic reactions due to contact with any component of the formula.
  • Headache , anorexia, nausea, colicky pain, and vomiting . 
  • Transient change in urine coloration.
  • Nonspecific epigastric discomfort.

Important: If the patient manifests any of these symptoms or another not described, please discontinue use and consult your doctor .

Paramix contraindications and warnings

The use of paramix® is contraindicated in the following cases: 

  • Patient hypersensitivity to any of the chemical components of the drug.
  • Children under 2 years of age.
  • Hypersensitivity to acetylsalicylic acid .
  • During the pregnancy period.
  • During breastfeeding .

You should know: Provide all the information related to your medical history to your doctor, before starting treatment with this drug.

Avoid if you have:

  • History of hypersensitivity to the components of the drug or to acetylsalicylic acid.


  • Pharmaceutical products such as paramix®, must be administered with prescription or medical prescription.
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions during treatment with this drug.
  • Do not exceed recommended dose.
  • It must be taken into account that this medication should be administered with caution, in patients with renal and/or hepatic insufficiency.
  • Keep this product out of the reach of children.
  • Store in a safe, dry and cool place.

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