Praziquantel kills all species of flukes in the blood, liver, GI tract, pancreas, & lungs.
It's taken together with Albendazole, which systemically kills leftover eggs, larva, & cysts & those disseminated or scattered throughout the body.
These drugs have synergistic action when taken together, versus taking each drug as a separate treatment, & result in higher cure rates.
For hyperinfection cases, several cycles of drug treatment may be required. Before starting a new cycle, rest the liver for 7 days.
Take 1dose* (25mg/kg), tablets or gelcaps**, 3 times daily, evenly spaced 6 hrs apart, for 3 days. Take each dose with 8oz water. Take AM/PM doses with Albendazole (see below). Rest liver for 7 days. Repeat dosage for 3 days. See Drug Schedule below.
*To calculate dosage, see Dosage Examplebelow
**Instead of tablets, you can pour Praziquantel powder into empty gelcaps. 00-size gelcaps hold 600mg. Use a Q-tip to firmly press down powder into both parts of gelcap.
Convert your body weight from pounds (lbs) to kilograms (kg), using the Curezone "Convert Weights Easily" Calculator (scroll to middle of page): http://curezone.com/conversions.asp.
Each Dose = 25mg/kg
Your weight = 160lb = 72.57kg (rounded 73kg)
Tablet = 600mg
Tab Dosage = 25mg x 73kg = 1,825mg (1,800mg rounded)
Tab Dosage = 1,800mg divided by 600 = 3 tabs
Tabs 1 Day = 3 tabs x 3 times = 9 tabs
Tabs 3 Days = 9 tabs x 3 days = 27 tabs
Tabs 6 Days = 9 tabs x 6 days = 54 tabs
Gelcap (00 size) = 600mg
Powder Dosage = 25mg x 73kg = 1,825mg (1,800mg rounded)
Gelcap Dosage = 1,800mg divided by 600 = 3 gelcaps
Gelcaps 1 Day = 3 gelcaps x 3 times = 9 gelcaps (5,400mg)
Gelcaps 3 Days = 9 gelcaps x 3 days = 27 gelcaps (16,200mg)
Gelcaps 6 Days = 9 gelcaps x 6 days = 54 gelcaps (32,400mg)
Take 1 dose,* 400mg tablet or 3.5ml suspension, twice daily, AM/PM, evenly spaced 12 hrs apart, for 14 days. On Days 1-3 & 11-13, take with AM/PM doses of Praziquantel (see above). Take each dose with 8oz water & 40g fat.** See Drug Schedule below.
Note: Taken for longer than 2 weeks without a 1-week rest break may result in temporary hair loss (Alopecia), liver impairment, or parasite drug-resistance.
Albendazole is poorly absorbed in the gut, so you must chew tablet very well. Or use a pill splitter box, crush tablet into smithereens, & sprinkle on soft food.
*Instead of tablets, you can take Valbazen (Albendazole) Oral Suspension for Cattle & Sheep. It contains 11.36% or 113.6mg/ml of Albendazole. Use an oral syringe to measure 3.5ml, which equals a 400mg tablet. Mix into 8oz beverage or soft food to mask the yucky taste. May add sugar or other sweetener.
**You must consume 40g fat with each dose of Albendazole (e.g., grilled cheese sandwich, ice cream, cheese pizza, cheesecake, buttered popcorn, peanut butter, cheese, cottage cheese, whipped cream, sour cream, melted real butter, or salad dressing over food, etc). Check food labels for fat gram content. Fat acts as a carrier & increases absorption & plasma concentration. If you omit this step, you'll just flush $ & meds down the drain!
Ordering Valbazen (Albendazole) Oral Suspension for Cattle & Sheep:E-Bay, online veterinarian suppliers, & online or local livestock feed & supply stores. For brands available in other countries, search at google.com.
Flukes (Trematodes) are leaf-shaped flat worms. Their life cycle begins when larva are released into freshwater by infected snails.
The free-swimming larva can penetrate the skin of human hosts. They also encyst in various edible vegetation, undercooked water plants (i.e., watercress), shellfish, crustaceans, & fish. They're found in beef, chicken, pork, & unwashed vegetables. Also carried by dogs, cats, & other fish-eating animals.
Flukes are one of the hardest parasites to kill. They lay thousands of eggs daily & form large colonies in the blood, lungs, pancreas, liver, & GI tract. Adults live for about one year. Encysted flukes can live in the human body for 10-20 years.
Often there are no symptoms until a hyperinfection stage is reached or they're passed in the stool. For specific symptoms of blood, lung, liver, pancreas, & intestinal flukes, review References below.
When passed in the stool, flukes appear as curled or rolled-up tomato skins, brown sticks, tan or brown leaf-shapes, yellow flakes, or brown pods pointed on one end. The stool is usually soft or loosely formed & a tan or yellowish color.
Young intestinal & liver flukes are small, flat, white worms, wide on one end & narrow on the other. Adults range in shades of pink, red, & almost black. When passed after taking parasite meds, they appear as dark or blackish blobs.
For severe infections, several cycles of drug treatment may be required.
For symptoms, life cycles, & pictures of flukes, see references below.
Carefully research all pros & cons of drug treatment based on your overall health condition, medical history, & other meds you're taking (see above drug monographs & references).
Before starting any drug treatment, recommend medical diagnosis & lab testing to confirm the type of parasitic infection you have so that appropriate meds are used for treatment.
But brace yourself for bad news. Even when you take in whole worms or specimens for lab tests, results are usually negative!#? (lol) This occurs when specific parasite tests (there are many to choose from) aren't ordered by your doctor. This also applies to blood tests.
Stool tests are also unreliable. The sample you collect may not contain any worms, eggs, or larva because they're not shed everyday. Or the lab takes a small smear that doesn't contain anything to test although other areas of the sample contain parasites. Or specific parasite tests aren't ordered.
Brace yourself for more bad news. The mantra of most doctors is that all parasite infections only occur in 3rd world countries or poor, dirty, uneducated, lower-class folks!#? They usually diagnose patients w/"Delusional Parasitosis" & prescribe anti-psychotic drugs as a cure, which, of course, is a big dose of "BS". (lol)
So be sure to take tranquilizers or blood pressure meds before your office visit so you don't go BESERK when you're told you're CRAZY!?#. (hee hee) Or try my tips for doctor appointments:http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=1611820.
Good luck in your parasite battles!
Keep us posted on your progress ~ feedback helps everyone on the forum!
My Motto: Aim high, shoot low, & use big guns!
And as the African warrior Shaka Zulu said: Never leave an enemy behind. (lol)
Cheers ~~ ICU
P.S. If you have any questions, take 2 aspirin & call me in the morning. My number is 1-800-WHO-CARES? Just kidding! ~ Meow Meow