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General Information on Niclosamide

Generic Name : Niclosamide

Pronunciation : ni-KLOE-sa-mide

Latest prescription information about Niclosamide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y41.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiparasitic - Antitapeworm Drugs

Trade Names/Brand Names of Niclosamide

India : 

International : 

Niclocide

Why is Niclosamide 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 should Niclosamide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Niclosamide?

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 should Niclosamide be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Niclosamide?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Niclosamide?

  Most Common: Abdominal pain, loss of appetite, diarrhea and vomiting.

What are the other precautions for Niclosamide?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Niclosamide?

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.

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