Information about Niclosamide
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
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.