Anti-parasitic medications are a class that is known and implemented for parasitic disease treatment like cestodes, nematodes, trematodes, amoebas and infectious protozoa.
Parasitic infections along with clean water shortage and lack of shelter cause serious problems to the entire human kind, unless dealt with imminently. Parasitic infections are divided into mild, moderate and severe. Most common parasitic infections are toxoplasmosis, ascariasis, trichomoniasis and hookworm disease. More infections like amebiasis, schistosomiasis, trypanosomiasis and leishmaniasis are number one mortality reason in the world among other infections. Generally over two billion people are affected by parasitic disease with prominent sickness and death rates, especially among the poor.
There is a great deal of anti-parasite medications for treating parasitic disease in general and parasitic infections in particular. For all cases of chronic Trypanosoma cruzi infection, acute and reactivated Chagas in kids up to 18 this kind of treatment is widely implemented and highly recommended to adults as well who are older than 50 years of age. Anti-parasite medication is also commonly used for lice, mite and giardia treatment. The most widely known drugs against these parasites are Ivermectin, Fenbendazole, Metronidzole, Selamectin and Imidacloprid.
However, each patient should consult with a specialist individually regarding the benefits and risks ratio. Doctors consider clinical status, age, priority and general health of a patient when make a decision upon the treatment with anti-parasite meds.
Some of the anti-parasitics cause side effects during the treatment. Patients who take them may experience the following symptoms: allergic reactions on skin, anorexia/weight loss, nausea, peripheral neuropathy/polyneuropathy, sleeping disorder, vomiting, dizziness/vertigo etc.