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Table 2 The dosages of drugs used in the regular and periodic treatment of hookworm infections in China

From: The control of hookworm infection in China

Drugs Dosage
  Adults Children
Albendazole* 400 mg once 400 mg once
Mebendazole* 100 mg twice a day for 3 days 100 mg twice a day for 3 days
Pyrantel pamoate 20 mg/kg (maximum dose 1 g) for 3 days 20 mg/kg (maximum dose 1 g) for 3 days
Levamisole 2·5 mg/kg once; repeat after 7 days in heavy infection 2·5 mg/kg once; repeat after 7 days in heavy infection
Tribendimidine 400 mg once 200 mg once
  1. * based on a recommendation in the Report of the WHO informal consultation on the use of praziquantel during pregnancy and lactation and albendazole/mebendazole in children under 24 months [30].