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- n. An anthelmintic drug with schistosomicidal activity against Schistosoma mansoni.
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Three safe, effective drugs -- praziquantel, oxamniquine and metrifonate -- are now available for schistosomiasis and are included in the WHO Model List of Essential Drugs.
Metrifonate and oxamniquine work for some kinds of blood flukes.
Metrifonate and oxamniquine are effective against some kinds of schistosomiasis.
WARNING: Pregnant women should not take oxamniquine.
Persons with epilepsy should use oxamniquine only when also taking epilepsy medicine.