The most common treatment for tapeworm infection is an oral medication that is toxic to the parasite. These drugs will only affect the adult tape worms, not their eggs, so it is imporatant to have a follow-up visit with your doctor to ensure you are not harboring any more parasites. See the Mayo clinic website for specific drug names and alternative treatments for more invasive infections.
Getting tapeworms of your body is medical issue that must be addressed by a health professional, specifically a doctor, who will prescribe medication; however it is important to remember that tapeworms are infrequent within humans but can be common for both dogs and cats. There are things that you can do to prevent tapeworms which mostly concern food consumption. If you would like more information on prevention techniques please visit my citation.
Antiparasitic drugs such as albendazole or praziquantel are given to the patient to kill the tapeworm.
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