Volume s1-31, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



  • 1.  Atabrine hydrochloride, administered in a dose of 0.8 Gm, orally to 35 patients with , caused the passage of a tapeworm in 32 instances. In 24 of the 35 (68.5 per cent) the scolex was found.
  • 2.  Atabrine hydrochloride administered in the same dose orally to 5 children with was not particularly effective, causing only temporary disappearance of ova from the stools.
  • 3.  There were no serious toxic reactions to the use of atabrine in the dosage described. In 8 cases (20 per cent) there was nausea and vomiting; in 3 instances the vomiting was marked enough to cause failure of the treatment.
  • 4.  Atabrine is, therefore, a valuable teniafuge. It is easily administered, can be repeated more quickly than oleoresin of aspiidium if it is necessary to do so, and it causes only transient toxic reactions.


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