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Q. What is the procedure for deworming in non-vegetarians?

Answered by
Dr. C. Elanchezhian
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 18, 2022

Hi,

I am a non-vegetarian, and I would like to get treatment to clean my stomach for worms or any possible parasites as I eat non-vegetarian food frequently. I weigh around 66kg, so please suggest a good deworming medication. I also take Lactifiber every day to avoid constipation. Please advise if I can take Lactifiber while I am on deworming treatment. Thank you.

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understand your concern.

The doses of deworming medication depend on the type of worm.

I have the following suggestions for you-

1) For Ancylostoma, Ascariasis, hookworm, and Trichostrongylus- you can take a tablet of Albendazole 400 mg once.

2) For Enterobius (pinworm)- you can take a tablet of Albendazole 400 mg once and repeat in two weeks.

3) You can use Lactifiber (Lactitol and Ispaghula) for constipation, even during deworming.

Thank you.

Hi,

As you suggested, I have to take Tablet Albendazole 400 mg twice once and repeat the same after a week. Am I correct? Can I also take Praziquantel additionally?

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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

You can take a tablet of Albendazole 400 mg, for now, then repeat after two weeks.

At present no need to take a Praziquantel tablet. Praziquantel is used to treat Schistosoma liver fluke.

I suggest you go for a stool examination before taking any additional medication.

Thank you.


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