What is meglumine antimoniate?

Meglumine antimoniate is no longer available in the United States.

Meglumine antimoniate is an antiprotozoal drug prescribed to treat leishmaniasis, a condition where microscopic organisms called protozoa infect your body, causing sores or ulcers in your skin or internal organs. Meglumine antimoniate is most effective at killing protozoa when injected into the muscle.

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