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praziquantel

 [pra″zĭ-kwon´tel]
a broad-spectrum anthelmintic used for treatment of a wide variety of parasitic fluke and tapeworm infections; administered orally.

praziquantel

/pra·zi·quan·tel/ (pra″zĭ-kwahn´t'l) a broad-spectrum anthelmintic used for the treatment of a wide variety of fluke and tapeworm infections.

praziquantel

(prā′zə-kwŏn′tl)
n.
A drug, C19H24N2O2, that kills trematodes and tapeworms parasitic to humans, used especially in the treatment of schistosomiasis.

praziquantel

Biltracide® The antiparasitic of choice for schistosomiasis–S haematobium, S japonicum; flukes or Trematoda–eg, Clonorchis sinensis, Opisthorchis viverrini, Paragonimus buski, Heterophyes heterophyes, Metagonimus yokogawai; tapeworms–Hymenolepsis nana, Taenia solium Side effects Drowsiness, headache, nausea, backache, abdominal discomfort

praziquantel

An ANTHELMINTIC drug used to dispose of tapeworms. The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name is Cysticide.

praziquantel

a widely used cestocide in dogs and cats. Has a very high efficiency against Echinococcus granulosus, removing all of the worms with a single dose. Called also Droncit.
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After treatment for three days with Praziquantel at a daily dose of 25 mg/kg body weight divided into three intakes, the sintomatology disappeared and radiological images and number of eosinophils diminished considerably.
Nicolsamide and praziquantel are drugs of choice for this parasite.
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Because of the high morbidity and mortality of the antihelminthic medications albendazol (Albenza) and praziquantel (Biltricide), it is uncertain when therapies should be employed.
Si bien ya existen formas eficaces para el diagnostico de la enfermedad en el humano (tomografia axial computarizada y resonancia magnetica nuclear) y drogas que detienen su avance (como el albendazol o el praziquantel, desarrolladas por los mexicanos Clemente Robles Castillo y Manuel Chavarria y Chavarria), los resultados no son satisfactorios: la mayoria de los hospitales del pais no tienen el equipo necesario para el diagnostico, especialmente en zonas rurales, y aunque las medicinas destruyen los cisticercos alojados en el sistema nervioso, los pacientes sufren secuelas, como dificultades para caminar y hablar o severas lagunas mentales.
6] Currently, the standard of care is oral praziquantel 25 mg/kg, 3 times a day for 2 days.
Name of products Acidum pipemidig Atenolol Albendazol Amineptina Aciclovir Acid clavulanic Astemizole Aztreonam Bacampicillin Budesonide Bitolterol mesylate Bromcriptine masylate Bifonazol Cyclosporin Cefadroxil monohydrat Cefotaxime sodium Cyclopirox olamine Cytarabine Hcl Cetraxate Hcl Cefsulodin sodium Cefoperazone Domperidon Estazolam Fentiazac Isoconazol Ipratropium bromide Ifosfamide Ketoconazol Labetalol Hcl Minoxidil Miconazol Metroprolol tartrat Metrizamide Mianserin Hcl Midazolam malfate Metilmicin SO4 Nadolol Nicardipine Hcl Nor floxacin Oxatomide Piroxicam Praziquantel Procaterol Hcl Prazosin Hcl Sisomicin sulfat Sulprostone Tiemonium metil SO4 Tioconazole Vindesine SO4 Vecuronium bromide
In 1978, praziquantel was introduced as the first effective antiparasitic drug for neurocysticercosis (Garcia et al.
She received intravenous dexamethasone (4 mg q6h) to treat cerebral edema and a 15-day course of praziquantel (50 mg/kg/d).
4] Third, as a broad-spectrum trematocidal and cestocidal drug, praziquantel is also the first choice for treatment of paragonimiasis.
Alinia, ivermectin, praziquantel (Biltricide), and others may be needed in alternation for chronic therapy.