Advertisement

What is oxamniquine?

Oxamniquine is no longer available in the United States.

Oxamniquine is an anti-worm (antihelmintic) drug used to treat Schistosoma mansoni infections. Schistosoma mansoni infections are an uncommon kind of infection that people usually contract from freshwater in Africa. Oxamniquine can treat the infection by halting the growth and reproduction of the Schistosoma mansoni worms. Usually only one or two doses of oxamniquine will completely treat the infection. Oxamniquine is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in the United States.

Continue Learning about Pharmacology

Can Marijuana Be Used Responsibly?
Can Marijuana Be Used Responsibly?
Weed, ganja, pot—whatever you call marijuana, facts about its risks and benefits seem harder to come by than a sober fan at a Willie Nelson concert. B...
Read More
What should I know before taking phentermine and topiramate?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Women who might be pregnant need a pregnancy test before starting treatment. If you are pregnant, pl...
More Answers
What are fibric acid derivatives?
RealAgeRealAge
Fibric acid derivatives are cholesterol medications whose exact mechanism of action is unknown. ...
More Answers
What's the Difference Between a Brand-Name Drug and a Generic Drug?
What's the Difference Between a Brand-Name Drug and a Generic Drug?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.