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  • noun 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.

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  • Metrifonate and oxamniquine work for some kinds of blood flukes.

    Chapter 19

  • Metrifonate and oxamniquine are effective against some kinds of schistosomiasis.

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  • WARNING: Pregnant women should not take oxamniquine.

    Chapter 31

  • Persons with epilepsy should use oxamniquine only when also taking epilepsy medicine.

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