Nitazoxanide in the treatment of Taenia saginata and Hymenolepis nana infections.


Nitazoxanide , a nitrothiazole derivative, was tested in 22 patients infected with Taenia saginata and 18 infected with Hymenolepis nana. A single 25 mg/kg body weight dose was effective against T. saginata, while twice this dose level (50 mg/kg), also as a single dose, was required for treating H. nana infection. Tolerance of the drug was good at both dose… (More)


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