Niclosamide (Niclocide)


  • Miscellaneous


  • Anthelmintic


  • Diphyllobothrium latum, Dipylidium caninum, Enterobius vermicularis

  • Fasciolopsis buski, hymenolepiasis

  • Hymenolepis nana, Taenia saginata

  • Taenia solium, taeniasis


  • None

Adverse Reactions (Side Effects):

  • CNS: drowsiness, dizziness, headache

  • GI: nausea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort, anorexia, diarrhea

  • SKIN: rash


Administered orally

  • Treatment of beef and fish tapeworms (Taenia saginata) infections:

    • Adult:   PO 2g as a singe dose. May repeat in 7 days if required

    • Child:  PO 40 mg/kg as a single dose. Maximum dose 2g daily


  • Treatment of dwarf tapeworm (Hymenolepis nana) infections:

    • Adult:   PO 2g once daily for 7 days. May be repeated in 7-14 days if required
    • Child:   PO 40 mg/kg daily for 7 days. Maximum dose is 2g daily


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