bithionol


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bi·thi·o·nol

(bī-thī'ŏ-nol),
An antiparasitic agent used for treatment of the human lungworm, Paragonimus westermani, and the Oriental liver fluke, Clonorchis sinensis; also used as a bacteriostat in soaps and detergents; sodium bithionate is used as a topical bactericide and fungicide. Now largely replaced by praziquantel therapy.

bithionol

A bacteriostatic agent useful against many organisms. It was formerly incorporated in medicated soaps. It is also used in the treatment of parasitic diseases such as PARAGONIMIASIS.

bithionol

a bacteriostatic agent especially effective against gram-positive cocci; formerly used in the formulation of surgical soaps. Also has anthelmintic and fungicidal properties.

bithionol sulfoxide
an effective cestocide. Also used as a fasciolicide, usually in combination with other compounds because of its poor efficiency against immature flukes. It is now superseded as an anthelmintic.
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An improved thyroid hormone reporter assay to determine the thyroid hormonelike activity of amiodarone, bithionol, closantel and rafoxanide.
Treatment of Microcotyle sebastis (monogenea) on the gills of cultured rockfish (Sehastes schelegeli) with oral administration of mebendazole and bithionol.
The decrease in R&D expenses in 2011 was primarily due to the recognition of $130,000 in licensing fees and costs associated with the Bithionol agreement in 2010, which were not incurred during 2011.
Treatment with anthelminthics (praziquantel for most; bithionol, paromomycin, or sodium amidotrizoate and meglumine amidotrizoate [Gastrografin; Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Berlin, Germany] for a few with older cases) showed that 69 (95%) of 73 patients were infected with 1 tapeworm, 2 were infected with 2 tapeworms, and 2 were infected with 3 tapeworms.