Product Name   :    Praziquantel
Therapeuric Category   :    Anthelmintic
EDMF/CTD   :    o
CEP   :    *
USDMF   :    -
Molecular Weight    :    312.411 g/ mol
312.411 g/ mol
Molecular Formula   :    C19H24N2O2
Trade Name   :    Biltricide
Originator   :    -
CAS NO   :    55268-74-1
Praziquantel is an anthelmintic (an-thel-MIN-tik) 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 (PZQ), sold under the brandname Biltricide among others, is a medication used to treat a number of types of parasitic worm infections.Specifically it is used for schistosomiasis, clonorchiasis, opisthorchiasis, tapeworm infections, cysticercosis, hydatid disease, and other fluke infections. It should not be used for worm infections of the eye. It is taken by mouth.Side effects may include poor coordination,abdominal pain, vomiting, headache, and allergic reactions. While it may be used during pregnancy, it is not recommended for use during breastfeeding. Praziquantel is in the anthelmintic class of medications. It works partly by affecting the function of the worm's sucker.