Efficacy of Metronidazole in Dracunculiasis

A Clinical Trial

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  • Department of Surgery, R. N. T. Medical College, Udaipur, India

In a clinical trial of metronidazole for dracunculiasis (75 cases), the drug was effective in giving symptomatic relief but had no preventive or vermicidal action. It was well tolerated. No difference was observed in the results of two dose schedules (200 mg or 400 mg three times daily for 10 days).