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  • Not commercially available in the U.S.
    • Available from the CDC under investigational protocols. Drug can be obtained by callingParasitic Diseases Public Inquiries (404-718-4745; e-mail Outside of regular business hours call the CDC Emergency Operations Center (770-488-7100) and ask for the person on call for parasitic diseases.


  • American trypanosomiasis (Chagas’ disease, T. cruzi): acute early phase of the disease.
  • May be used in combination with eflornithine for the treatment of second-stage sleeping sickness.

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Last updated: June 7, 2017