Dehydroemetine is a synthetically produced antiprotozoal agent similar to emetine in its anti-amoebic properties and structure (they differ only in a double bond next to the ethyl substituent), but it produces fewer side effects. In the United States, it is manufactured by Roche.
2.1 Amoebic infections
2.2 In other diseases
Its exact mechanism is not known, but in vitro it inhibits translocation.
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