Distoside 600 (Praziquantel)
What is Distoside 600 (Praziquantel) used for?
Distoside 600 (Praziquantel) is an oral anthelmintic medication prescribed to treat infections caused by parasites including schistosoma and liver flukes. The medication paralyzes or kills the parasites allowing them to be expelled from the body. These are usually contracted through skin that has come into contact with contaminated water. This medication should not be used to treat parasitic infections in the eye. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Distoside 600 (Praziquantel)?
Distoside 600 (Praziquantel) is normally taken three times a day for one day, but your dosage and frequency of administration will be determined by your doctor after observing the severity of your symptoms. Swallow these with a full glass of water to aid absorption. The doses should be taken along with a meal or snack to prevent nausea. Never split, chew, or crush the tablets before use to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Distoside 600 (Praziquantel)?
Some patients using Distoside 600 (Praziquantel) have reported experiencing side effects including:
Immediately inform your physician if you experience any symptoms that are worrying or intense to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your dosage to prevent further complications from appearing.
Before using Distoside 600 (Praziquantel), inform your physician if you have a history of seizures, severe headaches, confused states, heart disease, liver disease, or kidney disease. These conditions may cause complications during treatment requiring alterations to your dosage.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Distoside 600 (Praziquantel). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.