PRAZIQUANTEL is a Schedule H drug.
Praziquantel is an anti helmintic or  anti-worm medication. It prevents newly hatched insect larvae (worms) from growing or multiplying in your body.Praziquantel is used to treat infections caused by Schistosoma worms, which enter the body through skin that has come into contact with contaminated water.Praziquantel is also used to treat infection with liver flukes, caused by a type of worm found in East Asia. This worm enters the body while eating contaminated fish.Praziquantel should not be used to treat parasitic infections in the eye.It affects the permeability of the cell membrane thereby killing the  worms.


PRAZIQUANTEL is generally used to treat: Schistosomiasis
PRAZIQUANTEL can address symptoms like: Abdomen Pain, Chills, Cough, Joint Pain, Fever, Head Headache, Abdomen Bloating Or Fullness, Bloody Or Red Colored Stools, Fatigue (tiredness), Frequent Urination, Blood Or Red Colored Urine

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Check with your Doctor first

Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Not Advised for age < 4yrs

Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Considered as Generally Safe – not enough studies to prove risk

Q: Is it safe to take for someone breastfeeding?
A: Not Safe

How Do I Take It?

PRAZIQUANTEL is generally taken With Food.
Route of Administration: Oral


  • You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to praziquantel, or if you have take rifampin in the last 4 weeks.Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
  • Do not crush or chew the praziquantel tablet. Swallow the pill whole.
  • Take this medication with a full glass (8 ounces) of water.
  • Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
  • You may need to break a praziquantel tablet in order to get the correct dose. Follow your doctor’s instructionUse praziquantel with caution if you are an elderly patient.
  • Do not breastfeed during or for 72 hr after treatment. It may make you drowsy.

Common Side-Effects

PRAZIQUANTEL : Skin Rash, Head Headache, Dizziness, Fatigue (tiredness), Nausea, Abdomen Upset Stomach, Fever

Serious Side-Effects

PRAZIQUANTEL : Eosinophilia, Irregular Heartbeat, Body Excessive Sweating, Body Discomfort, Vomit, Irregular Heartbeat, Hair Loss

Disease Interactions

PRAZIQUANTEL can interfere with: Seizure, Heart Arrhythmias, Acute Liver Failure

Technical Classification


Storage Conditions

Room Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)

Available Alternatives

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