Antihelminthic agent

Category: Medicines



Introduction and description

Joe Sorren

Anthelmintics or antihelminthics are drugs that expel parasitic worms (helminths) and other internal parasites from the body by either stunning or killing them and without causing significant damage to the host.

They may also be called vermifuges (those that stun) or vermicides (those that kill). They are used to treat people or animals who are infected by helminths, a condition called helminthiasis.

In order that a complete picture  can be obtained, all anthelmintics are grouped under the illness parasites.  This page lists a large number of parasites, and as a consequence where a medicine is targeted, you will be better able to see the target parasite and find out what it does, what it looks like and what illness it causes.

For ease of reference drugs may also be listed here as well.



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