Piperazine is a commonly used anthelminthic product that is also known as keep worms away. It is suitable for farm animals with worm disease. Piperazine belongs to the class of medications called anthelmintics. Anthelmintics are used in the prevention of worm infections.
Piperazine is used for the treatment of:
- Native roundworm (ascariasis)
- It functions by paralyzing the worms. They’re usually passed in the stool.
- It is only available with a prescription from the doctor.
It is used as an alternative therapy for ascariasis caused by Ascaris lumbricoides (roundworm) and enterobiasis (oxyurasis) caused by Enterobius vermicularis (pineworm). It is also used to treat partial intestinal obstruction by common roundworm, a disease that occurs mainly in young ones of farm animals.
Piperazine is an anthelminthic that is particularly helpful in the treatment of partial intestinal obstruction caused by ascaris worms, a disease commonly seen in the young ones of animals.
Activity process of Piperazine
Piperazine is an inhibitor for the GABA receptor. It binds specifically and exclusively to GABA muscle membrane receptors, which are likely to induce depolarization of nerve ends, resulting in flaccid paralysis of the worm. When the worm is paralyzed, it is removed from the gastrointestinal tract and ejected from the system by natural intestinal peristalsis.