Praziouantel (Biltricide) Side Effects, Dosage, Interaction Information

Feb 14, 2011 No Comments by

What is Praziouantel (Biltricide)?

Praziquantel is an anthelmintic effective against flatworms. Praziquantel is not licensed for use in humans in the UK; it is, however, available as a veterinary anthelmintic, and is available for use in humans on a named-patient basis.

Praziquantel is used against Schistosoma. Praziquantel is the primary treatment for human schistosomiasis, for which it is usually effective in a single dose.Praziquantel is also used to treat liver flukes such as Clonorchis sinensis, and against fascioliasis.

This drug is commonly sold as Brand Name Biltricide.

Indication/Contraindication for use of Praziouantel (Biltricide)

  • Intestinal tapeworm infestation.
  • Neurocysticercosis, dermal cysticercosis.

Dosage and Prescribing Information for Praziouantel (Biltricide)

Neurocysticercosis: 50 mg/kg body.wt daily in 3 divided doses for 15 days or as required. T. Solium (Pork tapeworm), T. Saginata (beef tape worm), D. Pacificum: 10 mg/kg body wt as a single dose. H. nana (dwarf tapeworm) 15 mg/kg body wt as a single dose.

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