Effect of Flubendazole on Cysticercus Cellulosae in Pigs

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  • Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, University of San Luis, San Luis Potosí, S.L.P., Mexico

The effect of flubendazole on Cysticercus cellulosae was tested in 15 pigs. In doses of 8.3 mg/kg body weight or more daily for 10 days the drug was lethal to the cysticerci, causing both macroscopic and microscopic morphological alterations. An in vitro test showed 0% viability of cysticerci in most of the treated pigs, whereas in 90-100% of 11 control pigs they were viable.