Niclosamide

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
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Available Medicine for Niclosamide

NiclosanGlaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
231 variant(s)
NiclesoneWestern Remedies
2051 variant(s)

Expert advice for Niclosamide

  • You have been prescribed Niclosamide to treat a variety of parasitic worm infections.
  • It should be taken with food.
  • Do not crush, chew, or break the tablet. Swallow it whole with a full glass of water.
  • It can be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take it during pregnancy. 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.

Frequently asked questions for Niclosamide

Niclosamide

Q. Is Niclosamide effective?

Niclosamide is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Niclosamide too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Niclosamide?

The use of Niclosamide is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to any other ingredients of this medicine, and if you are suffering from asthma. Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions before taking the medicine.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Niclosamide?

Keep this medicine in the container or pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Niclosamide?

If you forget a dose of Niclosamide, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Is Niclosamide safe?

Niclosamide is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

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