Which medications in the drug class Anticonvulsants are used in the treatment of Tapeworm Infestation?

Updated: Apr 15, 2021
  • Author: Lisandro Irizarry, MD, MBA, MPH, FACEP; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Anticonvulsants

These agents are used to manage symptoms in patients being treated for neurocysticercosis.

Diazepam (Valium)

Depresses all levels of CNS, including limbic and reticular formation, possibly by increasing activity of GABA, which is a major inhibitory neurotransmitter.

Individualize dosage and increase it cautiously to avoid adverse effects.


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