Miltefosine

Kathryn Dzintars, Pharm.D., BCPS
Pediatric Dosing Author: Lisa Hutchins, Pharm.D.
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INDICATIONS

FDA

  • Treatment of cutaneous, mucosal, and visceral leishmaniasis in patients >12 years of age.
  • Miltefosine no longer needs to be obtained through the CDC.

NON-FDA APPROVED USES

  • Treatment of free-living amoeba, including primary meningoencephalitis (PAM) caused by Naegleria fowleri and granulomatous amebic encephalitis (GAM) caused by Balamuthia mandrillaris and Acanthamoeba species.
  • Use in combination with voriconazole and terbinafine for the management of Scedosporium prolificans

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Last updated: September 3, 2019