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 It is now superseded as an anthelmintic.