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ATC codes: P02BA01
EMLc
Indication
Taeniasis due to Taenia saginata ICD11 code: 1F76.1
INN
Praziquantel
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Core (EML)
(EMLc)
Formulations
Oral > Solid > tablet: 600 mg (scored) ; 500 mg ; 150 mg
EML status history
First added in 1984 (TRS 722)
Changed in 1987 (TRS 770)
Changed in 2007 (TRS 950)
Changed in 2023 (TRS 1049)
Sex
All
Age
Also recommended for children
Therapeutic alternatives
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
Following the review of the age-appropriateness of formulations on the EMLc, the Expert Committee recommended the addition of praziquantel 150 mg and 500 mg tablets to all sections of the EML and EMLc where praziquantel is currently listed.