praziquantel - oral, Biltricide (cont.)

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.This drug should not be used with the following medication because a very serious interaction may occur: rifampin.If you are currently using the medication listed above, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting praziquantel.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: chloroquine, drugs affecting liver enzymes that remove praziquantel from your body (e.g., cimetidine, dexamethasone, azole antifungals such as ketoconazole/itraconazole, macrolide antibiotics such as erythromycin, anti-seizure medicines such as carbamazepine/phenytoin/phenobarbital).This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014

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