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How to indduce diarrhea in treatment of Tapeworm infectiopns

joost zaat jzaat at pi.net
Wed May 8 20:57:23 EST 1996

b8201163 <b8201163 at mail.tmc.edu.tw> wrote:

>	I am a medical students in Taiwan and are taking parasitology in 
>this semestrer.During the class on today, our Prof. Chung YC ask a 
>question which is as follows
>	The drug Atabrine (Quinacrine)may be used in the treatment of 
>Tapeworm infections and collecting intact samples.
>30g is needed (10 tablets,2 tablets/dose, 1/2 hrs repeated)and drinks 
>lot of water.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 
>case.Any information and suggestion is welcome.We have to write this 
>findings by tommorow.Thanks in advance

>With regards,

>Vincent T.F.Ho
>Taipei Medical College
>b82501163 at mail.tmc.edu.tw

Use a laxative (e.g. magnesiumsulfate or X-prep (a sennesoid
preparation used in colonoscopy).
Quinacrine has lots of side effects and should not be used!

Joost zaat, general practitioner
Institute for Reseacht in Extramural medicine, Vrije Universiteit
the Netherlands

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