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Side effects develop due to the release of the contents of the parasites as they are killed and the consequent host immune reaction. The heavier the parasite burden, the heavier and more frequent the side effects normally are. Those with cerebral cysticercosis need to be hospitalized during treatment and may need steroids.
|Praziquantel (Tapeworm infections Taenia solium)||5-10 mg/kg for 1 dose, to be taken after a light breakfast.||stat||PO|
|Praziquantel (Tapeworm infections Hymenolepis nana)||25 mg/kg for 1 dose, to be taken after a light breakfast. mg||stat||PO|
|Praziquantel (Schistosoma haematobium worm infections, Schistosoma mansoni worm infections)||20 mg/kg, followed by 20 mg/kg after 4-6 hours||stat||PO|
|Praziquantel (Schistosoma japonicum worm infections)||20 mg/kg 8-hourly for one day||stat||PO|