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.
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Triclabendazole is registered in a few countries, therefore bithionol can be used when triclabendazole is not available.
Treatment with Bithionol (40 mg/kg by mouth every other day for 10 doses) or Praziquantel (75 mg/kg/d for 2 or 3 days) is the treatment of choice.
Varias drogas han sido introducidas para el tratamiento de la paragonimiasis, entre ellas, bithionol, niclofolan y praziquantel las cuales han mostrado alta eficacia terapeutica.
People are treated with triclabendazole or bithionol.
Bithionol and bithionol sulfoxide were found to be inhibitors, with IC50 values in the low micromolar range.