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Praziquantel
Essential medicine status
General description
Praziquantel is an oral antiparasitic medicine for the treatment of schistosomiasis, paragonimiasis, clonorchiasis, opisthorchiasis, taeniasis, hymenolepiasis and diphyllobothriasis.
INN
Praziquantel
Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
First added in 1979 (TRS 641) for Paragonimiasis
Added in 1979 (TRS 641) for Clonorchiasis
Added in 1979 (TRS 641) for Opisthorchiasis
Added in 1982 (TRS 685) for Schistosomiasis
Added in 1984 (TRS 722) for Hymenolepiasis
Added in 1984 (TRS 722) for Diphyllobothriasis
Therapeutic equivalent for
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Recommendations
Section
Antischistosomals and other antitrematode medicines
  • Oral > Solid: 600 mg tablet
Section
Intestinal anthelminthics
  • Oral > Solid: 600 mg tablet; 150 mg tablet
  • Oral > Solid: 600 mg tablet