In humans, an intestinaltapeworm infection is treated with prescribed oral drugs that can include praziquantel and nitazoxanide, relates Mayo Clinic. However,the type of drug prescribed is dependent on the tapeworm speci... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Causes of a human tapeworm infection include ingestion of tapeworm eggs, eating infected meats, reinfecting oneself and insect to human transmission, according to Medical News Today. A tapeworm infection mainly occurs fr... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

Dogs frequently get tapeworms by ingesting adult fleas, which serve as hosts for tapeworm larvae. This usually occurs during self-grooming. Birds, rabbits and rodents may also carry the larvae, and a dog may eat these an... More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

Doses of metronidazole, nitazoxanide and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole have been shown to treat infections of Edolimax nana that cause gastrointestinal distress, such as acute diarrhea, according to Case Reports in Gastr... More »

Pork tapeworms are parasitic flatworms that use pigs as intermediate hosts but complete their life cycle in humans. Infection in humans occurs through ingestion of improperly prepared pork. More »

According to the Mayo Clinic, tapeworms are often treated with oral medications, the most common being praziquantel. This medication kills the tapeworm causing it to dissolve and pass from the body through bowel movement... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

As of 2014, praziquantel is the most commonly used type of tapeworm medication for cats, but other dewormers such as fenbendazole and epsiprantel are also used. Since many tapeworms are transmitted by fleas, topical trea... More » Pets & Animals Pets Veterinary Health