Enterobiasis Drugs

There’s no nice way to say this, but this fun little parasite causes your butt to itch. It’s pretty common in kids and they use the scotch tape test to help diagnose it (if you want to go ahead and look that up on google images I promise you probably won’t be disappointed). 

Anyway what are the drugs of choice? 

Mebendazole or Albendazole

How do you remember it? (Sorry this one is a bit vulgar).

Me Be itching in my Ass Hole (Azole) and if you don’t treat it we’ll All Be itching in our Ass Holes (Azole). 

Parasitology - Treatment
  • Metronidazole: Giardia lamblia, Trichomona vaginalis, Entamoeba hystolytica
  • Nitazoxanide: Cryptosporidium
  • Pyrimethamine + Sulfadiazine: Toxoplasma gondii
  • Suramin: Trypanosma bruceii (blood borne)
  • Melarsoprol: Trypanosoma bruceii (CNS)
  • Nifurtimox or Benznidazole: Trypanosoma cruzi
  • Amphotericin B: Naegleria fowleri, Leishmania donovani
  • Sodium stibogluconate (Pentavalent Antimony): Leishmania donovani
  • Cloroquine: Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium malariae
  • Cloroquine + Primaquine: Plasmodium ovale, Plasmodium vivax
  • Quinidine (IV): severe Plasmodium infx
  • Mefloquine or Atovaquone/Proguanil: Plasmodium resistant
  • Atovaquone + Azythromycin: Babesia
  • Diethylcarbamazine (DEC): Loa loa, Wucheria bancrofti
  • Ivermectin: Onchocerca volvulus, Strongyloides stercolaris
  • Bendazoles or Pyrantel Pa M oate: Enterobius vermicularis, Ascaris lumbricoides, Ancylostoma duodenale, Necator americanus (ne M atodes)
  • M ebendazole: Toxocara canis
  • Albendazole: Strongyloides stercolaris, Toxocara canis, neurocysticercosis, Echinococcus granulosus.
  • P raziquantel: Taenia solium, Schistosoma, Diphylobotrium latum, Clonorchis (P latyhelminthes)