Infectious Disease Compendium

Thiabendazole (Mintezol®)


CrCl Formula

CrCl > 80: see parasite in question.

Important side effects

Anorexia, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, n/v, erythema multiform, liver damage, Stevens-Johnson syndrome.

Important drug interactions

Theophylline (anyone use this anymore?).

Rants and Screeds


Treatment of choice

Avariety of parasites, see the particular parasite.

Use for

Angiostrongylus costaricensis (alternative), Capillaria philippinensis, Dracunculus medinesis, Cutaneous larva migrans, pediculosis capitis, Pinworm, S. stercoralis, tinea infections, Trichinella.

Don't use for