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Stomach pain, rectal bleeding, high cholesterol, tapeworm. Preva effective?

the doctor prescribed Preva for my boyfriend after check-up.He had stomach pain and sometimes had rectal bleeding.He also has very high cholesterol .I think he told him he had tapeworm(my boyfriend doesn t speak English well).Does it treat it or is it for some other purpose?Also,is there any alternative medicine? Thank you
Asked On : Fri, 11 May 2012
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Preva is the brand name for the generic drug Clopidogrel. It is a blood thinning drug. It is not used to treat tapeworm infection.

If tapeworm infection is confirmed through stool examination, the mos common treatment is praziquantel.

Keeping a good hygiene especially when preparing food and cooking meat well are important as preventive measures.

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Answered: Tue, 15 Apr 2014
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