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How can niclosamide work when killing tapeworm?

Mechanism of Action: Niclosamide (Niclocide) uncouples oxidative phosphorylation in adult tapeworms. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how niclosamide work when killing tapeworm?

Yes: Niclosamide (Niclocide) uncouples oxidative phosphorylation in adult tapeworms. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could niclosamide work when killing tapeworm?

Can you tell me how could niclosamide work when killing tapeworm?

Niclosamide: This antiparasitic drug is effective primarily against tapeworms (cestodes). Niclosamide inhibits glucose uptake, oxidative phosphorylation, and anaerobic metabolism in these critters. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take niclosamide while pregnant?

Is it safe to take niclosamide while pregnant?

Yes: Niclosamide is used to treat intestinal worms and is a catagory b medication in pregnancy. It may be safe to use during breast feeding. Make sure you let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding when you are presribed the medication. ...Read more

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A new drug a modified version of niclosamide, that treats intestinal parasites, could be the key to reversing type 2 diab. Can it be taken by a diabetic?

A new drug a modified version of niclosamide, that treats intestinal parasites, could be the key to reversing type 2 diab. Can it be taken by a diabetic?

Be cautious: This drug was effective in mice. Many treatments that work in mice are not effective in humans. This drug uncouples oxidative phosphorylation, the basic mechanism cells use to generate energy/ATP. In theory, this could cause you to waste energy and lose weight. Years ago, DNP (dinitrophenol) was used to do this and it caused weight loss but also killed people. Best follow your doc's instructions ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child has tapeworms?

How can I tell if my child has tapeworms?

Stool sample: The best way to check for tapeworms is to have a lab inspect a stool sample. Check with your child's doctor regarding how to go about submitting a sample. ...Read more

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Do tapeworms carry illness?

Do tapeworms carry illness?

No known illnesses: Tapeworms themselves are the cause of tapeworm illnesses. As to whether or not tapeworms carry other illnesses, such as disease-causing viruses or bacteria, when tapeworms are transmitted, that is not known. Tapeworm larvae and eggs are living things, so they carry other germs, but diseases from such germs have not been seen. ...Read more

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How can somebody get a tapeworm?

How can somebody get a tapeworm?

Undercooked meat: Tapeworm (cestode) infection usually occurs when a person eats undercooked meat. Rarely, they can be ingested by eating contaminated food or water. To diagnose a tapeworm a special test can be ordered to look at your stool. Many people who have tapeworms do not have symptoms. Not all tapeworms need to be treated. Your doctor can review your specific recommnedatons with you. ...Read more

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How does a person get a tapeworm?

How does a person get a tapeworm?

Tape worm: Humans can catch some types of worms by touching contaminated feces ; then putting their hands near their mouth. They may swallow food or water containing feces. They could also become infected by eating raw contaminated pork, beef or fish. ...Read more

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How would I know if my child has a tapeworm?

How would I know if my child has a tapeworm?

Stool test: A lab can examine a stool sample & find segments of tapeworm that generally shed in the stool. Your physician can set that up for you & will likely have them look for other parasites at the same time. ...Read more

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Can dehydration be a complication of tapeworms?

Can dehydration be a complication of tapeworms?

Yes: Tapeworms can interfere with absorption of calories, fluids, and vitamins. If you are not absorbing enough fluids, you will get dehydrated. ...Read more

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What to do if I think I have a tapeworm please help?

What to do if I think I have a tapeworm please help?

Parasites: Please see your family physician or an infectious disease specialist for evaluation. If you do have a parasite you will likely be prescribed an antiparasitic. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could you name all the foods that kill tapeworms.?

Please tell me, could you name all the foods that kill tapeworms.?

Probably aren't any: In April 2011 an obscure journal published a paper from the Dept of Zoology, U of Cairo in which mice, rats, and cats were forced to swallow large amounts of coconut and/or onion oils and this killed their tapeworms. That articles like this one almost never have any further impact on real science has not stopped coconuts from being hyped as curing real and imaginary tapeworms. Suit yourself. ...Read more

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What would be the symptoms of tapeworm--> taenia solium?

What would be the symptoms of tapeworm--> taenia solium?

Many: Your history is very important, specially any travels. Most common symptoms are abdominal pain or discomfort, irregular bowels, some weight loss, may be nausea. Best is to have a stool analysis for ova and parasites, treatment is not difficult. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a tapeworm?

How to get rid of a tapeworm?

Tapeworm: Tapeworm infections are usually treated with medications like Nitazoxanide (Alinia), Albendazole (Albenza) or Praziquantel (Biltricide). These medicines are toxic to adult tapeworms. Niclosamide is specifically used to treat tapeworm infections. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a tapeworm?

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How can you get rid of a tapeworm?

Tapeworm: From undercooked or raw pork, beef or fish. Stool exam can detect larvae & eggs. If you have them, you would experience diarrhea, vague abdominal cramps, distentions, flatulance & nausea. Prevention is cooking meat or fish well, and treatment is with Praziquantel drug or surgery to remove the head of the worm or the cysts. ...Read more

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