Biltricide

Generic Name: Praziquantel

  • What is Biltricide?

    Biltricide is a medicine used to treat infections caused by parasites.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Biltricide?

    Do not drive a car or operate dangerous machinery the day you take Biltricide, as well as the day after treatment.

  • Who should not take Biltricide?

    Do not take Biltricide if you are allergic to it, any or its ingredients, or if you are currently taking rifampin.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Biltricide?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Biltricide. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have seizures, heart problems, or kidney or liver disease.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults and children ≥4 years: Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate dose for you based on your condition.

  • How should I take Biltricide?

    Take Biltricide exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Biltricide is given as a one-day treatment. The tablets should be washed down unchewed with water during meals. Keeping the tablets in your mouth can cause a bitter taste, which can lead to gagging or vomiting.

  • What should I avoid while taking Biltricide?

    Do not breastfeed on the day of treatment and for 72 hours after treatment.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Biltricide?

    If Biltricide is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Biltricide with the following: carbamazepine, chloroquine, cimetidine, dexamethasone, erythromycin, grapefruit juice, itraconazole, ketoconazole, phenobarbital, phenytoin, or rifampin.

  • What are the possible side effects of Biltricide?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: abdominal pain and discomfort, allergic reactions (such as rash), bloody diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, fever, headache, irregular heartbeat, itching, loss of appetite, muscle pain, vomiting, weakness

  • Can I receive Biltricide if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Biltricide during pregnancy are unknown, Do not breastfeed on the day of treatment and for 72 hours after treatment. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Biltricide?

    Biltricide is given as a one-day treatment. If you miss your scheduled dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

  • How should I store Biltricide?

    Store at room temperature.