Name: Praziquantel
Synonyms: 2-Cyclohexyl-carbonyl-1,3,4,6,7,11b-hexahydro-2H-pyrazine(2,1-a)isoquinoline-4-one

Molecular Formula C19H24N2O2
Molecular Weight 312.41
CAS Registry Number 55268-74-1
EINECS 259-559-6

Praziquantel is used to treat infections caused by schistosoma worms, which enter the body through skin that has come into contact with contaminated water. Schistosoma worms are found in Africa, South America, Middle Eastern countries, the Caribbean, and parts of Asia.

Praziquantel is also used to treat infection with liver flukes, caused by a type of worm found in East Asia. This worm enters the body while eating contaminated fish.

Praziquantel is an anthelmintic medication used to treat a number of parasitic worm infections such as schistosomiasis

An anthelmintic used in most schistosome and many cestode infestations.