Benznidazole

Benznidazole is a nitroimidazole derivative having an antiprotozoal activity by interfering with parasite protein biosynthesis, influencing cytokines production and stimulating host phagocytosis. (NCI), Benznidazole is an orally available, broad spectrum antimicrobial agent used in the treatment of Chagas disease. Benznidazole is a nitroimidazole similar to metronidazole and is associated with serum enzyme elevations during therapy in up to 10% of patients but has not linked to cases of clinically apparent acute liver injury.

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Benznidazole is a nitroimidazole derivative having an antiprotozoal activity by interfering with parasite protein biosynthesis, influencing cytokines production and stimulating host phagocytosis. (NCI), Benznidazole is an orally available, broad spectrum antimicrobial agent used in the treatment of Chagas disease. Benznidazole is a nitroimidazole similar to metronidazole and is associated with serum enzyme elevations during therapy in up to 10% of patients but has not linked to cases of clinically apparent acute liver injury.

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