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Efficacy of injectable and tablet formulations of praziquantel against mature Echinococcus granulosus.

Authors
  • Anderson, F L
  • Conder, G A
  • Marsland, W P
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Veterinary Research
Publisher
American Veterinary Medical Association
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1978
Volume
39
Issue
11
Pages
1861–1862
Identifiers
PMID: 736346
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The efficacy of an injectable formulation of praziquantel (given either intramuscularly or subcutaneously at dose levels of 5 or 8 mg/kg of body weight) and a tablet formulation (5 mg/kg) against mature Echinococcus granulosus tapeworms was studied in experimentally infected dogs. The compound was efficacious (100% clearance) if injected via either route or if administered orally.

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