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A drug, C19H24N2O2, that kills trematodes and tapeworms parasitic to humans, used especially in the treatment of schistosomiasis.

[p(y)razi(ne), one of its constituents (from German Pyrazin, blend of Pyridin, pyridine Azin, azine) + qu(inoline) + ant(h)el(mintic).]


n praziquantel m, prazicuantel m (INN)
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Treatment of patients who have diphyllobothriosis is simple and highly effective by a single dose of niclosamide (2 g in adults) or praziquantel (2,36).
Background: Schistosomiasis is one of the world's major public health problems, and praziquantel (PZQ) is the only available drug to treat this neglected disease with an urgent demand for new drugs.
The Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium, a Consortium dedicated to the development of a new pediatric formulation against schistosomiasis received almost USD4.
Sixty-six Egyptian schoolchildren who were infected with Schistosoma mansoni were randomly assigned to receive a single dose of praziquantel (40 mg per kg of body weight), arachidonic acid (10 mg per kg per day, 5 days a week for 3 weeks; 15 doses total), or both treatments.
Slingsby, CEO & Executive Director of the GHIT Fund (Japan) says, "There is great need for a formulation of praziquantel created specifically for the pediatric population under six years old.
Ultrasonography of ureteric abnormalities induced by Schistosoma haematobium infection before and after praziquantel treatment.
8 People's Hospital said that tapeworm infestations can be treated with drugs like Praziquantel and Niclosamide.
All birds were given prophylactic treatments with oxfendazole (10 mg/kg PO once) and praziquantel (10 mg/kg PO once), toltrazuril (25 mg/kg PO once; Baycox, Bayer Australia Ltd, Pymble, NSW, Australia), topical pyrethrin and methoprene (Avian Insect Liquidator, Vetafarm Pty Ltd, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia), and doxycycline (50 mg/kg IM once).
The diagnosis of chronic pulmonary paragonimiasis was made, and the patient responded well to praziquantel (1, 2).
Postoperatively, the patient received praziquantel and corticosteroids, and made an uneventful recovery.
Current control programmes are predominantly based on the control of dog populations, regular dosing of dogs with praziquantel to eliminate E.
Two drugs, albendazole and praziquantel, control symptoms and cause regression in the size and number of cysts in patients with viable (nonenhancing) cysts in the brain parenchyma.