List of Anti-Parasitic Drugs

Based on "Antibiotic and Chemotherapy"
written by Roger G. Finch


Anthelmintics are agents that destroy or expel parasitic worms (helminths). Interestingly, most anthelmintics were developed for use in veterinary medicine.

Generic Brand Name
Ivermectin Sklice, Stromectol, Ivomec, Mectizan
Niclosamide Niclocide
Praziquantel Biltricide
Pyrantel Antiminth, Aut, Cobantril, Helmex, Lombriareu, Trilombrin
Pyrvinium Vanuin, Viprynium
Albendazole Albenza
Flubendazole Fluvermal
Mebendazole Mebendacin, Mebutar, Nemazole, Vermox
Thiabendazole Foldan, Mintezol, Minzolum, Triasox


Scabicides & Pediculicides

Scabicides are agents that kill scabies mites and mite eggs.
Pediculicides are agents used to kill head lice.

Generic Brand Name
Benzyl benzoate Ascabiol
Benzyl benzoate/disulfiram Tenutex
Lindane GBH, G-Well, Kwellada, Kwildane, PMS Lindane
Malathion Derbac, Ovide
Permethrin Acticin, Elimite
Pediculicides (only for lice infestations)
Benzyl alcohol Ulesfia
Piperonyl butoxide/pyrethrins Pronto Lice Kill System
Spinosad Natroba
Scabicides (only for scabies infestations)
Crotamiton Eurax


Last reviewed: February 08, 2017


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