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Treatment

Anthelminthic medications (drugs that rid the body of parasitic worms), such as albendazole and mebendazole, are the drugs of choice for treatment of Ascaris infections. Infections are generally treated for 1-3 days. The drugs are effective and appear to have few side effects.

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  • Page last reviewed: January 10, 2013
  • Page last updated: January 10, 2013
  • Content source:
    • Global Health - Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria
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