NANFA-- Regarding Praziquantel

unclescott (
Wed, 28 Jan 2004 13:32:56 -0600

Is Praziquantel sold under a brand name? What would be a commercial source
for it or would one have to go through a vet.

One Australian aquarist reported working with their local vet to administer
a bird dewormer to clean up some aquarium fish. It was a worming syrup with
10mg Levamisole Hydrochloride, 8.48mg/ml Levamisole base and 2mg/ml
Praziquantel in it..

I gather that Aquatronics' Discomed has an anthelmintic in it.

I've written a couple of other manufacturers asking what the active
incredient is in their dewormer. Haven't gotten an answer yet.

I'm curious because I'd like to pass the info along to general hobbyists.

Thanks and all the best!

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