The group is subdivided according to types of parasites.
The anthelmintics are subdivided according to the main type of worms (i.e. trematodes, nematodes and cestodes) causing the infections.
This group comprises drugs mainly used for trematode infections such as e.g. schistosomiasis. Niclosamide, which is also used in trematode infections, is classified in P02DA.
|The DDDs are based on the treatment of schistosomiasis.|
P02C ANTINEMATODAL AGENTS
This group comprises drugs mainly used for nematode infections.
|The DDDs are based on the treatment of different nematode infections e.g. ascariasis (roundworm) and hookworm infections.|
This group comprises drugs mainly used for cestode infections. Praziquantel and mebendazole which are also used in cestode infections, are classified in P02BA and P02CA respectively.
|The DDDs are based on the treatment of cestode (tapeworm) infections.|
Last updated: 2012-12-20