Administration of praziquantel to pregnant and lactating women.

@article{Olds2003AdministrationOP,
  title={Administration of praziquantel to pregnant and lactating women.},
  author={G. Richard Olds},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  year={2003},
  volume={86 2-3},
  pages={
          185-95
        }
}
Praziquantel (PZQ) is the safest of all anti-helminthics and now forms the backbone for all national control programs against schistosomiasis (Med. Res. Rev. 3 (1983) 147-200; Bull. WHO 57 (1979) 767-771; Wegner, D.H.G, Therapeutic Drugs (1991), Churchill Livingstone; Adv. Intern. Med. 32 (1987) 193-206; Drugs 42 (1991) 379-405; Pharmac. Ther. 68 (1995) 35-85; Ann. Intern. Med. 110 (1989) 290-296). Despite its lack of known toxicity, the drug was not tested on pregnant or lactating women prior… CONTINUE READING
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