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How does praziquantel treat liver fluke infection and schistosomiasis?

Praziquantel works by preventing recently hatched insect larvae (worms) from growing and reproducing in your body. It prevents growth and reproduction by causing severe spasms and paralysis in the worms' muscles. The worms are then passed in your stool.

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