Treatments for Ascariasis


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Treatment list for Ascariasis: The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Ascariasis includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

Treatments of Ascariasis discussion: In the United States, ascaris infections are generally treated for 1-3 days with medication prescribed by your health care provider. The drugs are effective and appear to have few side-effects. Your health care provider will likely request additional stool exams 1 to 2 weeks after therapy; if the infection is still present, treatment will be repeated. 1

Doctors can treat ascariasis successfully with mebendazole, albendazole, or pyrantel pamoate. 2

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Ascaris Infection: DPD
2. excerpt from Parasitic Roundworm Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID

Last revision: June 13, 2003

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