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A 28-year-old female asked:

i am 15 weeks pregnant and i've tapeworm, number of segments increasing everyday. i've tried pumpkin seeds and not working, can i take any medicine?

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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Praziquantel: Is pregnancy cat b probably safe. You need a single dose.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Tapeworms: There are medications that eradicate tapeworms, but since you're pregnant, you must check with your obstetrician before taking any medications.

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