praziquantel - oral, Biltricide
GENERIC NAME: PRAZIQUANTEL - ORAL (prazz-ih-KWAN-tull)
BRAND NAME(S): Biltricide
USES: This medication is used to treat infections of certain parasites (e.g., Schistosoma and liver flukes). Curing parasitic infections helps to improve your health and quality of life. Praziquantel belongs to a class of drugs known as antihelmintics. It works by killing the parasites. It also paralyzes the parasites, causing them to release their hold on the blood vessel walls so the body can remove them naturally.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This drug may also be used to treat infections of other parasites (e.g., tapeworms, intestinal and lung flukes).
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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