Praziquantel Dosage

Generic name: praziquantel
Brand name: Biltricide
Drug class: Anthelmintics

Medically reviewed by  A Ras MD.

 

 Recommended Adult Dosing

Dosage forms:  TAB: 600 mg

Schistosomiasis

[20 mg/kg/dose PO tid x1 day]
Info: separate doses by 4-6h; give w/ food; do not chew tab

Liver flukes

[25 mg/kg/dose PO tid x1-2 days]
Info: separate doses by 4-6h; give w/ food; do not chew tab

Cysticercosis

[50 mg/kg/day PO divided q8h x14 days]
Info: give w/ food; do not chew tab

Tapeworms

[5-25 mg/kg/dose PO x1]
Info: give w/ food; do not chew tab

Renal dosing

renal impairment: no adjustment
HD/PD: not defined

Hepatic dosing

[not defined]
Child-Pugh Class B or C: caution advised

 

SRC: NLM .