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WormTac Tablet is used to treat tapeworm infection that affects the brain, muscles and body tissues (neurocysticercosis). It is a prescription medicine. This medicine works by destroying the growth of parasitic worms. This medicine helps by preventing the production of energy (adenosine triphosphate) which is essential for the growth of parasitic worms. Wormtac is also used to treat parasitic infection which affects the liver, lungs, and peritoneum (hydatid disease). The tablet also be taken in combination with other medicines to treat certain conditions as recommended by the doctor. Wormtac Tablet is used together with Corticosteroid to prevent the increased pressure inside the skull during the first week of treatment. Wormtac is also used with anticonvulsants to prevent brain-related symptoms such as seizures while undergoing treatment with Wormtac.
Wormtac belongs to a class of medicines called Antihelminthic. Antihelminthics are a group of antiparasitic drugs that treat people who have a condition called helminthiasis. These medicines remove parasitic worms (helminths) and other internal parasites from the body by killing the parasites such as roundworms, flukes, and tapeworms.
How to use
Follow directions on the product label, information guide, and provided by your doctor before using Wormtac. Eat this medicine as per your doctor’s instructions.
Wormtac is eaten with food. Its tablets may be crushed or chewed and swallowed with a drink of water.
The typical adult dose of Wormtac is 400 mg twice daily in patients weighing 60 kg (132 lb) or more and 15 mg/kg/day (6.8 mg/lb/day) twice daily in equally divided doses in patients weighing less than 60 kg. The maximum dose for adults of the tablet is 800 mg per day. This medicine is commonly used for a period of 8-30 days for tapeworm infection that affects the brain, muscles and body tissues (neurocysticercosis), and 28 days for parasitic infection which affects the liver, lungs, and peritoneum (hydatid disease). It is typically used at the same time every day. There are no known habit-forming tendencies with this medicine.