|Trade names||Azidin, Berenil, Ganasag, Pirocide|
|Chemical and physical data|
|Molar mass||281.316 g/mol|
|3D model (Jmol)|
Diminazene (INN; also known as diminazen) is an anti-infective medication for animals that is sold under a variety of brand names (see drugbox). It is effective against certain protozoa such as Babesia, Trypanosoma and Cytauxzoon. The drug may also be effective against certain bacteria including Brucella and Streptococcus.
Acute side effects include vomiting, diarrhoea and hypotension (low blood pressure). Diminazen can harm the liver, kidneys and brain, which is potentially life-threatening; especially camels are susceptible to these effects.
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- Mungube, E. O.; Vitouley, H. S.; Allegye-Cudjoe, E.; Diall, O.; Boucoum, Z.; Diarra, B.; Sanogo, Y.; Randolph, T.; Bauer, B.; Zessin, K. H.; Clausen, P. H. (2012). "Detection of multiple drug-resistant Trypanosoma congolense populations in village cattle of south-east Mali". Parasites & Vectors. 5: 155. doi:10.1186/1756-3305-5-155. PMC . PMID 22852796.
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