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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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Single dose treatment with praziquantel (Cesol R, EmBay 8440) of human cestodiasis caused by Diphyllobothrium pacificum.
Schistosoma mansoni is the major etiological agent of human schistosomiasis, for which the treatment is dependent on a single drug, praziquantel (PZQ).
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.
Side effects of praziquantel are relatively mild, and include headache, dizziness, rash, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
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.
Treatment involves a 3-day course of praziquantel with a response rate of 100% (5).
In their absence, a non-invasive approach using a combination of praziquantel, corticosteroids and anticonvulsants should be tried.
Little effect of praziquantel or artemisinin on clonorchiasis in Northern Vietnam: A pilot study.
Praziquantel was started (60mg/kg of body weight, in a single dose), followed by Prednisone (80mg/day) for seven days.
Regression of hepatosplenomegaly in Kenyan school-age children after praziquantel treatment and three years of greatly reduced exposure to Schistosoma mansoni.
The patient was treated with a single dose of Praziquantel.
The two-day campaign, involving the distribution of Praziquantel and Albendazole for bilharzia and intestinal worms respectively also targeted neighbouring countries like Lainya, Morobo and Kajo-Keji.