This brand name is authorized in the following countries: South Africa

Active ingredients

The drug PARAFOR contains one active pharmaceutical ingredient (API):


Paromomycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic derived from Streptomyces rimosus var paromomycinus, with amebicidal and antibacterial activity. Paromomycin binds specifically to the RNA oligonucleotide at the A site of bacterial 30S ribosomes, thereby causing misreading and premature termination of translation, thereby leading to inhibition of protein synthesis followed by cell death.

Medicine classification

This drug has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification system as follows:

ATC code
Group title
A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A07 Antidiarrheals, intestinal antiinflammatory/antiinfective agents → A07A Intestinal antiinfectives → A07AA Antibiotics
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Authorization and marketing

This drug has been assigned below unique identifiers within the countries it is being marketed:

Identification scheme
Health Products Regulatory Authority
Identifier(s): 20/17.1.3/17

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