Brand Names : Antrypol, Bayer 205, Belganyl, 309 F, Fourneau 309, Germanin, Moranyl, Naganin, Naganol, Naphuride
- Antiprotozoal; Anthelmintic, systemic
Suramin (SOO-ra-min) is used in the treatment
of African sleeping sickness (African trypanosomiasis) and river blindness
(onchocerciasis), infections caused by parasites. This medicine works by causing
the parasites to lose energy, which causes their death.
Suramin may cause serious side effects. Before you begin treatment with
this medicine, you and your doctor should talk about the good this medicine
will do as well as the risks of receiving it.
Suramin is administered in the hospital only by or under the immediate
supervision of your doctor. It is available in the following dosage form:
Injection (Germany and South Africa)
Some commonly used brand names are:
*† Not commercially available in the U.S. and Canada.