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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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All positive animals were divided into two groups for two different treatment regimens; one group with intramuscular administration of Lithium antimony thiomalate and the other group with Praziquantel by oral route.
Initial treatment was oral praziquantel (10 mg/kg, Teva Animal Health Inc, St Joseph, MO, USA) administered once a week for 4 weeks.
The existing gold standard' treatment for schistosomiasis is praziquantel (PZQ), which was developed by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany in the 1970s through a research collaboration.
51) Praziquantel is still the best drug for combating infections from all five species of schistosomes afflicting humans, with a cure rate of 60-90% in various epidemiological settings.
The patient was started on praziquantel, and discharged on day 13 after the laparotomy.
The carrier was evaluated by an infectious disease physician and treated with a single, 600-mg dose of praziquantel.
8 People's Hospital said that tapeworm infestations can be treated with drugs like Praziquantel and Niclosamide.
In this study, we demonstrated the protective effect of berberine chloride (BER) in schistosomiasis-inducted oxidative stress on renal and testicular tissues of mice compared to praziquantel (PZQ).
Praziquantel (Cestodan, Konig Provet, Turkey) at a single dose of 5 mg/kg was injected subcutaneously to the dogs with taeniasis.
Postoperatively, the patient received praziquantel and corticosteroids, and made an uneventful recovery.
A single oral dose of the drug praziquantel is sufficient to treat the disease.
Con base en los criterios clinico, epidemiologico y radiografico se planteo iniciar tratamiento para TB, pero por la clinica, los hallazgos en la radiografia y los examenes de laboratorio se decidio que el cuadro correspondia a una paragonimiasis pulmonar y se trato con praziquantel via oral por 3 dias.