Generic Name : Niclosamide Pronunciation : ni-KLOE-sa-mide Therapeutic Classification : Antiparasitic - Antitapeworm Drugs ICD Code : Y41.3
India- Niclosan Tab.
International- Niclocide. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an anthelmintic, prescribed for worm infections (fish tapeworm, dwarf tapeworm, and beef tapeworm infections). It is also used as a piscicide (poisonous to fish). It works by killing tapeworms on contact. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adults— 2 grams as a single dose. Treatment may be repeated in seven days if needed.
Children— Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor.
For children weighing 11 to 34 kilograms (kg) (24.2 to 74.8 pounds): 1 gram as a single dose. For children weighing over 34 kg (74.8 pounds): 1.5 grams as a single dose. How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of any allergy, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* If patient’s condition worsens, consult with your doctor.
Side Effects :
Most Common- Abdominal pain, loss of appetite, diarrhea and vomiting.
*Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.
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