Meglumine antimonite

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Meglumine antimonate is a pentavalent antimonial drug used for treatment of canine leishmaniasis.

This drug may be given alone or in combination with allopurinol[1].

Recommended dose rate in dogs is 100 mg/kg subcutaneously once a day for twenty-eight consecutive days (3.3 mL/10 kg/day)[2].


  1. Miró G et al (2008) Canine leishmaniosis–new concepts and insights on an expanding zoonosis: Part two. Trends Parasitol 24:371–377
  2. Valladares JE et al (1997) Pharmacokinetics of liposome-encapsulated meglumine antimonate after intramuscular and subcutaneous administration in dogs. Am J Trop Med Hyg 57(4):403-406