Praziquantel

 

Recommended Dosage Schedule (1)

Disease or Infection Type Adult Dosage
Clonorchiasis* Chinese liver fluke 25 mg/kg 3 times over 1 day
Opisthorchiasis* SE Asian liver fluke 25 mg/kg 3 times over 1 day
Schistosomiasis*   20 mg/kg 3 times over 1 day
Hymenolepis nana*

Dwarf tapeworm

25 mg/kg once
Diphyllobothriasis Fish tapeworm 5-10 mg/kg once
Dipylidium caninum Dog tapeworm 5-10 mg/kg once
Fasciolopsis buski Intestinal fluke 25 mg/kg 3 times over 1 day
Heterophyes heterophyes Intestinal fluke 25 mg/kg 3 times over 1 day
Metagonimus yokogawai Intestinal fluke 25 mg/kg 3 times over 1 day
Metorchis conjunctus N. American liver fluke 25 mg/kg 3 times over 1 day
Paragonimus westermanii Lung fluke 25 mg/kg 3 times over 1 day for 2 days
Nanophyetus salmincola   20 mg/kg 3 times over 1 day
Taenia saginata Beef tapeworm 5-10 mg/kg once
Taenia solium Pork tapeworm 5-10 mg/kg once

*Praziquantel is approved by the FDA to treat clonorchiasis, opisthorchiasis, schistosomiasis, and hymenolepis nana. Source: (1)

 

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