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Antiparasitic

Antiparasitics are a class of medications which are indicated for the treatment of parasitic diseases such as nematodes, cestodes, trematodes, infectious protozoa, and amoebas.

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Antinematodes

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Ancylostoma caninum, a type of hookworm, attached to the intestinal mucosa.
  • Mebendazole (for most nematode infections)
  • Thiabendazole (for roundworm infections)
  • Diethylcarbamazine (for treatment of Lymphatic filariasis)
  • Ivermectin (for prevention of river blindness)

Anticestodes

  • Niclosamide (for tapeworm infections)
  • Praziquantel (for tapeworm infections)

Antitrematodes

  • Praziquantel

Antiamoebics

  • Rifampin
  • Amphotericin B

Antiprotozoals

  • Melarsoprol (for treatment of sleeping sickness caused by Trypanosoma brucei)
  • Eflornithine (for sleeping sickness)
  • Metronidazole (for vaginitis caused by Trichomonas)
  • Tinidazole (for intestinal infections caused by Giardia)

See also

  • Naegleria fowleri
  • Balamuthia mandrillaris
  • Chagas disease



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