Antihelmintic and Antiprotozoal drugs

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Antihelmintic and Antiprotozoal drugs

Drugs used against cestodes and trematodes (flukes):

Praziquantel:
• possible alters membrane function of worm and increase membrane permeability

Drugs used against nematodes (roundworms):

Mebendazole:
• interferes with utilisation of glucose and cellular processes  whipworm, roundworm, hookworm

Drugs used against filaria:

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