Etrax® Tablets: White, round tablets, engraved with ‘Etrax’ in one side; each tablet contains
47.2 mg Levamisole Hydrochloride BP ( equivalent to 40 mg levamisole).
Etrax® Syrupv : Red, raspberry flavoured syrup; each 5 ml contains 47.2 mg Levamisole
Hydrochloride BP ( equivalent to 40 mg levamisole ).
Levamisole is a fast acting drug which acts on nematode nerve ganglia paralysing the
worm’s musculature within seconds of contact. Unable to maintain their position, the worms
are then ejected by normal peristaltic movement, usually within 24 hours of levamisole
administration. Although it is certain that levamisole primarily influences the neuromuscular
system of nematodes, it is possible that in some helminthes the inhibition of the fumarate
reductase system contributes to the anthelmintic efficacy of levamisole.
Etrax® is indicated for the treatment of infections by the following gastrointestinal worm
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