EFFICIENCY OF THE COADMINISTRATION OF CASTOR OIL AND PIPERAZINE CITRATE DRUG IN EXPULSION OF ASCARIS LUMBRICOIDES IN MAN

Abstract

From December 1988 till march 1991, a total of 102 infected patients with Ascaris Iumbricoides of different ages (4-51) years old, sex and economic conditions. They received 15-30 ml of piperazine citrate (75mg/ kg) after 3 hours of light meal. Using the anthelmintic drug piperzine citrate only is not sufficient to expel the whole worms from the gut especially if there is a heavy infection, while using castor oil (after 24 hours from the administration of piperazine citrate) gave best results and there is no necessity for repeating piperazine citrate again.