Infections In The Central Nervous System

Table 36.9. Dosages of medications for treatment of neurocysticercosis.


Recommended dosage



15 mg/kg/day for 8 days

Serum level may increase with use of steroids


50 mg/kg/day divided TID for 8-15 days

Serum level may decrease with use of steroids

Steroids (dexamethasone)

12-24 mg/day in divided doses

May affect levels of anthelmintics

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