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    Information about Niclosamide

    Niclosamide uses

    Niclosamide is used in the treatment of worm infections.

    How niclosamide works

    Niclosamide is an antihelminitic medication. It works by killing tapeworms that cause infection. The killed worms are then passed in the stool.

    Common side effects of niclosamide

    Nausea, Vomiting, Upset stomach
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    13 Mar 2020 | 06:28 PM (IST)
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    Available Medicine for Niclosamide

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      Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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      Western Remedies
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    Expert advice for Niclosamide

    • You have been prescribed Niclosamide to treat a variety of parasitic worm infections.
    • It should be taken with food.
    • If you are unable to swallow the whole tablet, it may be crushed or chewed and swallowed with a full glass of water.
    • It can be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Use birth control measures to prevent pregnancy while taking Niclosamide.
    • Your doctor may monitor your blood counts and liver function before you start taking this medicine and regularly throughout your treatment.
    • Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Inform your doctor if you develop signs of infection.
    • Do not skip doses and finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may increase your risk of further infection.

    Content on this page was last updated on 13 March, 2020, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)