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How to indduce diarrhea in treatment of Tapeworm infectiopns

J-F Magnaval magnaval at cict.fr
Fri May 3 08:59:02 EST 1996

b8201163 wrote:

>         The drug Atabrine (Quinacrine)may be used in the treatment of
> Tapeworm infections and collecting intact samples.But according to Prof. there is 1/8 chances that patients
> failed to respond to treatment-induced diarrhea even when the dose is
> increased to 60g.
>         Can anyone give me a clue on how to induce diarrhea on the above

You can give these patients 15g to 25g of magnesium sulphate diluted  in 
a glass of water (for patients from 40kgs up to 85kgs. Moreover, 60g of 
Quinacrine is close to the toxic dose, no ?
Jean-François Magnaval, M.D., Dr.Sc.
Lab. Parasitologie
CHU Purpan
31059 Toulouse France
Phone 33 61 77 20 12
Fax   33 61 77 23 78

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