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- n. A white compound, C10H7N3S, used medically as an antifungal agent and as an anthelmintic.
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- n. a tricyclic heterocyclic compound used as a fungicide, parasiticide and preservative
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- n. an antifungal agent and anthelmintic
Begin now giving hookworm medicine such as thiabendazole and folic acid (see Where There Is No Doctor).
· Give metronidazole or thiabendazole to help reduce discomfort and make it easier to slowly pull out the worm.
Dosage for thiabendazole - (25 mg./kg./day): - 500 mg. tablets or mixture with 1 gm. in 5 mg -
Therefore, if you suspect a person has roundworm in addition to other worms, it is wise to treat first with piperazine before giving thiabendazole.
Because thiabendazole causes more side effects than mebendazole or albendazole, it should only be used for worms when these medicines are not available, or for worm infections that are not inside the gut.
- Do not administer if allergy to thiabendazole, renal or liver failure.
The last is the most serious, though control can be effected by copper-based fungicides or thiabendazole.
Washing or dipping in a chemical sterilant such as calcium hypochlorite, or a fungicide, eg benomyl, dicloran or thiabendazole has been recommended.
Control methods rely mainly on the use of disease-free and sterilised planting material, eg dipped in thiabendazole or benomyl.
The vast majority of the organic apples with thiabendazole fell within the range measured on conventional apples.
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