TABLE 5.

Treatment of diphyllobothriosis

DrugPresentationDoseDescription
Niclosamide500-mg tabletsAdults and older children, 2 g, single oral dose; children under 6 yr old, 50 mg/kg, single oral doseHardly available in most countries
Praziquantel600-mg tablets5 to 10 mg/kg, single oral doseLimited availability; it may rarely trigger seizures in individuals with silent cerebral cysticercosis