Bovis ISSN 2398-2993

Halofuginone

Synonym(s): Halofuginone hydrobromide, halofuginone lactate.

Contributor(s): Louise Cox-O’Shea , Andrea Tarr

Introduction

Name

  • Halofuginone hydrobromide.
  • Halofuginone lactate.

Class of drug

  • Coccidiostat.

Description

Chemi.cal name

  • Trans-7-Bromo-6-chloro-3-(3-(3-hydroxy-2-piperidinyl)-2-oxopropyl)-4(3H)-quinazolinone

Molecular formula

  • C16H17BrClN3O3

Molecular weight

  • 414.68 

Physical properties

  • Pale yellow solution for oral administration.

Storage requirements

  • No specific storage requirements.

Uses

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Indications

  • Prevention of diarrhea caused by Cryptosporidium parvum Cryptosporidium parvum.
  • Reduction of diarrhea caused by Cryptosporidium parvum.
  • Reduction of oocyst excretion.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

With other drugs

  • Not to be administered with other anticoccidials.

Withdrawal Period

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

Other sources of information

  • National Center for Biotechnology Information (2017) Halofuginone. PubChem Compound Database.  
  • NOAH (2014) Compendium of Data sheets for animal medicines. p 676.
  • Yolande Bishop (Ed) (2005) The Veterinary Formulary 6th edition. Published in association with the British Veterinary Association. pp 171 & 174.

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