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What is tapeworm infection?

Tapeworms are flat worms that live inside a host’s (humans, animals) intestines. When tapeworms enter the human body through some source, they cause various biologic problems constituting tapeworm infection.

Tapeworm can also infect a person through their eggs or larvae.

What are its main signs and symptoms?

  • The initial symptoms of tapeworm infection include nausea and vomiting. One may also develop fever, along with, weakness, fatigue, and diarrhoea.
  • A person usually loses their appetite. On the contrary, they may also experience increased hunger (more than normal).
  • If the worm migrates to other parts of the body, then there are symptoms like a headache and serious neurological problems like seizures.
  • A patient can also develop allergic reactions and rashes due to allergens released by the tapeworm.

What are the main causes?

  • Tapeworms can infect the human body from sources like infected beef and pork. Based on the source, there are six main types of tapeworms that infect humans.
  • Eating raw or improperly cooked meat of an infected animal or drinking contaminated water can cause an infection.
  • A person who eats food prepared by an infected person can also develop the infection.
  • Poor personal hygiene like not washing one’s hands properly while handling food and cooking with unclean hands increases the risk of infection.

How is it diagnosed and treated?

  • If you present with symptoms of a tapeworm infection, a stool sample is taken to check for eggs or worms in faeces.
  • Sometimes multiple stool samples are collected, since the worm may be absent from a sample, but you can still have an infection.
  • CT scans, MRI or ultrasound are also used for diagnosis, especially if you have a swelling in the abdomen or a suspected cyst.
  • Blood tests will reveal if there is an infection in the body, and if antibodies are formed against tapeworms.
  • Sometimes, a person will be completely asymptomatic while the tapeworm persists in the body.
  • Medicines specific to this infection are prescribed. It is important to complete the entire course of the medicines.
  • If there is pain or swelling, other drugs like anti-inflammatory medicines are also given, along with, anti-helminthic drugs like albendazole to kill the eggs and the worms.
  • In severe cases, where there is a severe infection in the liver or the lungs, surgical removal is needed.
  • Every patient must maintain good personal hygiene and consume a healthy diet to avoid being re-infected.
  1. Medicines for Tapeworm Infection
  2. Doctors for Tapeworm Infection
Dr. Jogya Bori

Dr. Jogya Bori

संक्रामक रोग

Dr. Lalit Shishara

Dr. Lalit Shishara

संक्रामक रोग

Dr. Amisha Mirchandani

Dr. Amisha Mirchandani

संक्रामक रोग

Medicines for Tapeworm Infection

Medicines listed below are available for Tapeworm Infection. Please note that you should not take any medicines without doctor consultation. Taking any medicine without doctor's consultation can cause serious problems.

Medicine NamePack SizePrice (Rs.)
DistocideDistocide 600 Mg Tablet165.0
AbzAbz 200 Mg Syrup16.0
AlvelaAlvela 200 Mg Suspension16.0
BandyBandy 200 Mg Suspension16.0
BendexBendex 200 Mg Suspension16.0
CidazoleCidazole 200 Mg Suspension16.0
NowormNoworm 400 Mg Suspension16.0
SiobanSioban 200 Mg Suspension17.0
WomibanWomiban 200 Mg Suspension16.0
ZentelZentel 200 Mg Suspension16.0
ZybendZybend 200 Mg Suspension16.0
AbendolAbendol 400 Mg Tablet10.0
AbideAbide 400 Mg Drops6.0
AbwalAbwal 200 Mg Suspension20.0
AbzoleAbzole 400 Mg Suspension14.0
Ah 1Ah1 200 Mg Suspension14.0
Al 27 TabletAl 27 Tablet60.0
Albazen TabletAlbazen 400 Mg Tablet12.0
Albee TabletAlbee 400 Mg Tablet15.0
Albee SuspensionAlbee Suspension21.0
AlbemintAlbemint 200 Mg Suspension17.0
AlbenAlben 200 Mg Tablet10.0
Albend TabletAlbend 400 Mg Tablet9.0
Albendazole 400 Mg TabletAlbendazole 400 Mg Tablet26.0
AlbendolAlbendol 400 Mg Suspension23.0
AlbenumAlbenum 400 Mg Syrup52.0
AlberaAlbera 20 Mg Tablet72.0
AlbezoleAlbezole 200 Mg Suspension17.0
AlbidAlbid 200 Mg Syrup17.0
Albivin TabletAlbivin Tablet9.0
AlbondAlbond 400 Mg Suspension18.0
AlbrodoAlbrodo 200 Mg Suspension11.0
Albus TabletAlbus 400 Mg Tablet11.0
AldaAlda Suspension18.0
Aldazole SyrupAldazole 200 Mg Syrup25.0
AldezoleAldezole 200 Mg Suspension15.0
AlminthAlminth 200 Mg Syrup16.0
AloneAlone 0.25 Mg Suspension17.0
Altec (Zee Labs)Altec 200 Mg Suspension24.0
AlwormAlworm 200 Mg Suspension22.0
AlzylAlzyl 200 Mg Suspension7.0
Anglozole SuspensionAnglozole 200 Mg Suspension7.0
AnthAnth 400 Mg Syrup18.0
AnthelAnthel 200 Mg Suspension17.0
AntiwormAntiworm 400 Mg Syrup14.0
AzoleAzol Suspension16.0
BantilBantil 400 Mg Tablet11.0
BenBen 200 Mg Syrup17.0
BenplusBenplus 200 Mg Syrup7.0
Benzole (Reddy)Benzol 400 Mg Syrup6.0
BewormBeworm 200 Mg Syrup17.0
Bewormex TabletBewormex 400 Mg Tablet12.0
CantelCantel 200 Mg Syrup8.0
CurezoleCurezole 400 Mg Tablet58.0
CystobendCystobend 400 Mg Tablet76.0
DispelDispel 200 Mg Suspension16.0
D Worm (D Worm)D Worm 200 Mg/5 Ml Suspension14.0
ElbendElbend 200 Mg Suspension17.0
ElminexElminex 200 Mg Suspension14.0
EndEnd Syrup19.0
EndyEndy 400 Mg Syrup27.0
ErawormEraworm 200 Mg Syrup16.0
ExpormExporm 400 Mg Suspension16.0
GowormGoworm 400 Mg Suspension14.0
HelmanilHelmanil 400 Mg Tablet14.0
HelmexHelmex 200 Mg Suspension14.0
HelminexHelminex 200 Mg Syrup20.0
KealwormKealworm 200 Mg Syrup21.0
KrumexKrumex 200 Mg Syrup15.0
LupibendLupibend 200 Mg Suspension16.0
MahabendMahabend 200 Mg Syrup28.0
MintelMintel Syrup20.0
MorbandMorband 200 Mg Suspension18.0
MorezoleMorezole 200 Mg Syrup22.0
MybendMybend 400 Mg Syrup7.0
NilbyeNilbye 400 Mg Suspension15.0
Notel (Exotic Lab)Notel Tablet14.0
OcalbdsOcalbds Suspension18.0
OcalbOcalb Tablet11.0
OdalOdal 200 Mg Suspension15.0
OlbanOlban 200 Mg Suspension17.0
OlwormOlworm 400 Mg Suspension8.0
OmnitelOmnitel 400 Mg Tablet10.0
Onezole (Monichem)Onezole Suspension27.0
Q AnzolQ Anzol 200 Mg Suspension15.0
RedioutRediout 400 Mg Suspension14.0
Sezole (Zenith)Sezole Suspension17.0
SidoseSidose 400 Mg Suspension16.0
StanbidStanbid 200 Mg Suspension17.0
SuzolSuzol Suspension17.0
TaurwormTaurworm 400 Mg Tablet8.0
ThelminThelmin 400 Mg Tablet18.0
TokoToko 400 Mg Syrup9.0
TuffTuff 200 Mg Suspension15.0
VermanthVermanth 200 Mg Syrup25.0
VermitelVermitel 200 Mg Suspension14.0
Vitasys 19Vitasys 19 Tablet45.0
WendWend 200 Mg Suspension17.0
WenkilWenkil 200 Mg Suspension15.0
WinwormWinworm 400 Mg Tablet14.0
WomnilWomnil 400 Mg Suspension16.0
WormaWorma 400 Mg Tablet9.0
WormoffWormoff 400 Mg Suspension16.0
WozoleWozole 200 Mg Syrup17.0
XenithXenith 200 Mg Suspension17.0
ZebenZeben 200 Mg Suspension16.0
Zend (Wens)Zend Syrup21.0
AbdAbd 200 Mg Suspension17.0
AbenAben Syrup25.0
AbiwormAbiworm Suspension8.0
Abz TabletAbz 400 Mg Tablet10.0
AlbactAlbact 200 Mg Suspension6.0
Albaran TabletAlbaran 400 Mg Tablet15.0
Albaxy SuspensionAlbaxy Suspension16.0
Albedol TabletAlbedol Tablet37.0
AlbekemAlbekem 400 Mg Tablet10.0
Albela SyrupAlbela Syrup24.0
AlbelaAlbela 400 Mg Tablet18.0
AlbendabestAlbendabest 200 Mg Suspension8.0
AlbenirAlbenir Syrup7.0
AlbenzAlbenz 400 Mg Tablet10.0
AlbesunAlbesun Syrup24.0
Albex SuspensionAlbex Suspension14.0
AlbeAlbe 200 Mg Suspension14.0
Albins TabletAlbins 400 Mg Tablet10.0
AllbendAllbend 400 Mg Tablet13.0
Allin TabletAllin 400 Mg Tablet71.0
Alwin SyrupAlwin Dry Syrup83.0
AlAl 200 Mg Suspension17.0
AlzadAlzad 200 Mg Suspension9.0
BanhelminBanhelmin 200 Mg Suspension19.0
Banit OintmentBanit Ointment49.0
BantapBantap Tablet10.0
BendalBendal 200 Mg Suspension75.0
Bend P SuspensionBend P Suspension15.0
Bend TabletBend 400 Mg Tablet16.0
BentelBentel 200 Mg Suspension7.0
BenzolBenzol 200 Mg Suspension15.0
Combantrin A TabletCombantrin A 400 Mg Tablet15.0
DebarDebar 400 Mg Tablet69.0
Ejectil PEjectil P 200 Mg Tablet10.0
EjectilEjectil 400 Mg Tablet9.0
ElbenolElbenol 200 Mg Suspension18.0
EldobenEldoben 200 Mg Suspension6.0
EmanthalEmanthal 200 Mg Suspension16.0
EmbeeEmbee 200 Mg Suspension26.0
E WormE Worm 400 Mg Tablet13.0
GekareGekare 200 Mg Suspension14.0
GibendGibend 400 Mg Tablet11.0
HelmaxHelmax 400 Mg Tablet16.0
KealvermKealverm Suspension9.0
Knoc OutKnoc Out 200 Mg Suspension17.0
LapwormLapworm Suspension16.0
LowLow 200 Mg Tablet Dt10.0
LupiwormLupiworm Suspension17.0
MilibendMilibend 200 Mg Suspension9.0
MonominthMonominth 200 Mg Suspension11.0
NemofexNemofex 200 Mg Suspension15.0
NemozoleNemozole 200 Mg Suspension19.0
NominthNominth 400 Mg Tablet14.0
NotelNotel 200 Mg Suspension15.0
OlbezOlbez 400 Mg Tablet40.0
Out (Udik)Out 200 Mg Suspension14.0
Papa APapa A 200 Mg Suspension14.0
PikwormPikworm Tablet12.0
RaxbanRaxban 200 Mg Suspension17.0
RezolRezol 400 Mg Tablet23.0
SybandSyband Suspension9.0
TiobendTiobend 200 Mg Suspension23.0
TroyzoleTroyzole Suspension14.0
VelocidVelocid 400 Mg Tablet65.0
VolVol 400 Mg Tablet9.0
VonigelVonigel Ointment18.0
VormoutVormout 200 Mg Suspension17.0
Win OrangeWin Orange Syrup75.0
WintilWintil 200 Mg Suspension6.0
WonilWonil 400 Mg Tablet1.0
WoridWorid 200 Mg Suspension8.0
WormalWormal 400 Mg Tablet18.0
WormcureWormcure 400 Mg Tablet12.0
WormexWormex 200 Mg Suspension25.0
WormfixWormfix 200 Mg/5 Ml Suspension16.0
Wormin AWormin A 200 Mg Suspension12.0
WormkilWormkil Syrup12.0
WormpelWormpel 200 Mg Suspension19.0
WormtabWormtab 500 Mg Tablet12.0
XendaXenda 200 Mg Suspension25.0
Xeroworm AdXeroworm Ad 400 Mg Tablet11.0
X WormX Worm 200 Mg Suspension23.0
X Worm PlusX Worm Plus Tablet3.0
ZeebeeZeebee 400 Mg Tablet10.0
Zelbend (Zydus Cadila)Zelbend 200 Mg Suspension8.0
ZenebendZenebend 200 Mg Suspension15.0
ZerowormZeroworm 200 Mg Suspension21.0
ZolbendZolbend 400 Mg Tablet9.0
NetazoxNetazox 100 Mg Suspension40.95
NixideNixide 100 Mg Suspension19.9
NizonideNizonide 100 Mg Suspension26.0
ZstopZstop 100 Mg Suspension19.5
Anthel UpAnthel Up 400 Mg/6 Mg Suspension25.1
Ascapil AAscapil A Tablet19.0
Bandy PlusBandy Plus 12 Tablet25.28
Bendex PlusBendex Plus 60 Mg/400 Mg Tablet22.0
Coside12 ACoside12 A 200 Mg/6 Mg Tablet20.13
IvoralIvoral Forte 12 Mg/400 Mg Tablet30.1
Odal PlusOdal Plus 6 Mg/400 Mg Tablet17.4
Vermact PlusVermact Plus 12 Mg/400 Mg Tablet20.35
Xenda PlusXenda Plus Syrup24.5
Abendol PlusAbendol Plus 12 Mg/400 Mg Tablet24.0
Albekem PlusAlbekem Plus 6 Mg/400 Mg Tablet17.93
Almid PlusAlmid Plus Tablet16.9
Bentel PlusBentel Plus Tablet6.25
Beworm PlusBeworm Plus 200 Mg/1.5 Mg Suspension21.0
Eris PlusEris Plus 200 Mg/1.5 Mg Syrup27.47
Evergrin AEvergrin A 400 Mg/6 Mg Tablet18.72
ItinaItin A Suspension28.0
Ivecop AbIvecop Ab 100 Mg/12 Mg Tablet20.0
IvernitIvernit Suspension29.7
Iverpan AIverpan A Tablet18.61
Iverpil AlIverpil Al 200 Mg/1.5 Mg Suspension23.06
KrimfreKrimfre 200 Mg/3 Mg Syrup30.0
NetwormNetworm 400 Mg/6 Mg Suspension22.0
Networm DsNetworm Ds 400 Mg/6 Mg Tablet22.0
RemoworRemowor 400 Mg/6 Mg Tablet12.95
ZobastatZobastat 400 Mg/6 Mg Tablet13.5
Abd PlusAbd Plus Syrup32.4
Abz PlusAbz Plus 400 Mg/6 Mg Tablet16.35
Albrin PlusAlbrin Plus 200 Mg/1.5 Mg Suspension29.75
AlmectinAlmectin 200 Mg/6 Mg Tablet3.75
Alminth PlusAlminth Plus Tablet15.25
AzplusAzplus 200 Mg/3 Mg Syrup22.06
BenzoleBenzole 200 Mg/1.5 Mg Suspension18.0
EvimectinaEvimectina Suspension12.25
Imectin ForteImectin Forte Tablet79.6
IverchemaIverchema Tablet22.9
Jetta PlusJetta Plus Tablet12.5
MeribenMeriben 400 Mg/6 Mg Suspension26.0
Olbez IOlbez I 400 Mg/12 Mg Tablet26.95
Olbez PlusOlbez Plus 200 Mg/1.5 Mg Liquid24.06
Velocid PlusVelocid Plus Tablet15.0
VormectolVormectol 200 Mg/1.5 Mg Syrup19.05
Vormectol ForteVormectol Forte 400 Mg/12 Mg Tablet28.4
WormectolWormectol 200 Mg/3 Mg Suspension19.05
Wormectol ForteWormectol Forte 400 Mg/12 Mg Tablet28.4
Zenstat PlusZenstat Plus Syrup24.3
Zolbend PlusZolbend Plus Syrup10.72
Bestoflox NBestoflox N 100 Mg/50 Mg Suspension0.0
Bonflox NBonflox N 100 Mg/50 Mg Suspension0.0
NitadelNitadel 500 Mg/200 Mg Tablet0.0
NitoNito 500 Mg/200 Mg Tablet0.0
NizanofNizanof 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet0.0
FlagynorFlagynor 500 Mg/200 Mg Tablet63.0
FrezonFrezon 500 Mg/200 Mg Tablet65.0
NedgeNedge 500 Mg/200 Mg Tablet99.0
Nita ONita O 500 Mg/200 Mg Tablet108.0
Nitazet ONitazet O 500 Mg/200 Mg Tablet59.02
Nitzix ONitzix O 500 Mg/200 Mg Syrup48.71
Nixide ONixide O 500 Mg/200 Mg Tablet58.0
Oflox NOflox N 500 Mg/200 Mg Tablet94.88
Toflox NToflox N Tablet101.6
Zenflox NtZenflox Nt 100 Mg/50 Mg Syrup98.0
Zoxakind OZoxakind O 100 Mg/50 Mg Syrup48.0
BrutalBrutal 200 Mg/50 Mg Suspension25.5
LebenLeben 400 Mg/150 Mg Tablet15.0
Wormis LWormis L 200 Mg/50 Mg Syrup21.0
EradixEradix 400 Mg/150 Mg Tablet12.0
Exit (Brawn)Exit 100 Mg/50 Mg Suspension18.0

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