oa South African Medical Journal - Pyrantel pamoate for human hookworm infection

Volume 47, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Trials carried out in the 'Rhodesian Lowveld using a single dose regimen of pyrantel pamoate resulted in a 16% cure when used at a dosage of 10 mg/kg on 25 patients with unspecified hookworm infection, and a 27% cure when used on a similar group of 89 patients at a dosage of 20 mg/kg.

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