The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. Therefore, you should always consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using any medication.
What is the dose for an adult?
- Take 20 mg/kg for 3 doses every 4 to 6 hours, or 40-60 mg/kg as a single dose.
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- Take 25 mg/kg 3 times a day every 4 to 6 hours for 1 to 2 days, or 40 mg/kg as a single dose.
What is the dose for a child?
For children 4 years and above, administer the same dose as an adult. The dose for children under 4 years has not been established. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist for any necessary dose adjustments or alternatives.
How is praziquantel available?
This drug is available in the following brands, dosage forms, and strengths:
- Biltricide 600 mg tablet
- Endure Medical Praziquantel 600 mg tablet
- Fluxide 600 mg/5 mL suspension
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to the nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.