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Paromomycin sulfate (brand name Humatin) is a drug that fights intestinal amoeba infection, or amebiasis and a drug being developed to cure visceral leishmaniasis in India. Paromomycin was granted orphan drug status in 2005. It inhibits protein synthesis by binding to 16S ribosomal RNA. It is approved by the Drug Controller General of India against visceral leishmaniasis.
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