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This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 018714/001.

Names and composition

"BILTRICIDE" is the commercial name of a drug composed of PRAZIQUANTEL.

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018714/001 BILTRICIDE PRAZIQUANTEL TABLET/ORAL 600MG

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018714/001 BILTRICIDE PRAZIQUANTEL TABLET/ORAL 600MG

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Answered questions

What would happen if someone took Biltricide?
What if someone took this when I wasn't prescribed to them? What should I do if someone takes it? How much would be harmful? Asked by Garnet Matousek 1 year ago.

Biltricide is a pill to kill liver flukes. If someone took it without a prescription, they would probably feel sick. If that happens, you should call poison control. How much would be harmful depends on many factors, including the weight and age of the person taking the pills. Good luck. Answered by Rosina Legath 1 year ago.


What is Praziquantel?
Asked by Anthony Schilder 1 year ago.

Praziquantel (Biltricide) is an antiparasitic (antihelmintic) medication primarily used for the treatment of schistosomiasis (Snail Fever) and fascioliasis (Liver Flukes). It is also used to treat echinococcosis, cysticercosis and intestinal tapeworms. As of 2005 praziquantel is the primary treatment for human schistosomiasis, for which it is usually effective in a single dose. It is also marketed as a veterinary medicine. Praziquantel is not licensed for use in humans in the UK; it is however available as a veterinary antibiotic, and is available for use in humans on a named-patient basis. Praziquantel is an "antihelmintic," or anti-worm, medication. It prevents worms from growing or multiplying in your body. Praziquantel is used to treat infections caused by worms in the Schistosoma family of worms. Praziquantel may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Answered by Orval Gazaway 1 year ago.

Its a commonly used dewormer for pets. Answered by Hilary Mccament 1 year ago.


I got tapeworms,idk what to do?
my dog had fleas and i think i might have ingested one or an egg and idk what to do..im a very clean person..and yes im sure that i have it.. im scared..heres a picture of tapeworms in dog feces..i have those white things in mine too...... Asked by Machelle Conde 1 year ago.

The most common treatment for tapeworm infection involves oral medications that are toxic to the tapeworm. These drugs include praziquantel (Biltricide) or albendazole (Albenza), as well as niclosamide, although this drug is not available in the United States. The medication prescribed depends on the species of organism and site of infection involved. The medications are poorly absorbed by your digestive tract and generally work by dissolving or attacking the adult tapeworm. Be aware that these drugs target the adult tapeworm, not the eggs, so take care to avoid reinfecting yourself. Always wash your hands after using the toilet and before eating. Stool samples are generally checked at one month or three months after you've finished taking your medication, depending on what species of tapeworm you have. Successful treatment should render your stool free of tapeworm eggs, larvae or proglottids. The success rate is greater than 95 percent in people who receive appropriate treatment. Answered by Bill Lauria 1 year ago.

You can't get tapeworm from fleas. You get tapeworm by somehow ingesting poop. You would totally know if you had tapeworm. You'd feel nauseous and have stomach pain and a very itchy rectum. If you think you ingested a flea egg, the acidic juices in your stomach would kill it. Answered by Carlita Reynaud 1 year ago.

Trip to your Doctor make sense about now.... Answered by Antonia Lashbaugh 1 year ago.

go to the doctor Answered by Arnita Lightbody 1 year ago.


Had an mri for brain - was diagnosed intestinal parasites. Results ?
Thanks Asked by Alix Pozniak 1 year ago.

Basically I got diagnosed with hookworm recently and have had symptoms from them for months maybe as much as 6 months, also had lyme disease beforehand so basically I got an mri to make sure nothing was in my head before taking the medicine (biltricide) that kills them. Waiting for the doctor to call back to discuss the results but in the mean time do these results sound normal? Here are my results - "Report- Technique - Sagittal T1 and FLARI, axial T1 and T2 weighted sequences were obtained. Three-directional diffusion weighted image was also acquired. Images were obtained on a Siemens Espree high field strength wide bore MRI at 1.5 Tesla. Findings- There is no restriction fluid motion. Ventricular system size and sulcal pattern are within normal limits for the patient's age. There is no intra or extraaxial mass or fluid collection. There is no shift of the midline structures. There is no focal area of aberrant intraaxial signal. Cervicomedullary junction is unremarkable. Impression - Unremarkable study." Thanks. Answered by Lashawna Wyler 1 year ago.

The overall impression says it all. Unremarkable generally means normal. Answered by Oliva Gaugler 1 year ago.

The first part of the report says something about the technique used (How the knobs on the machine were set). In the second part the radiologist describes what he/she looked for. And he/she looked for everything that should be looked for, and everything was absolutely normal :-) EDIT: [you are under the mistaken idea that real doctors are on YA] It is not a mistaken idea. There are a few ;-) Anyway - Non-doctors who answered that the MRI is normal are correct. Answered by Lauren Becht 1 year ago.

Unremarkable literally means "nothing worth mentioning" Good luck - feel better. Answered by Jorge Jules 1 year ago.

Your brain is fine. Answered by Elida Kurr 1 year ago.

you are under the mistaken idea that real doctors are on YA . unfortunately they are not . there are just us amateurs . from what i understand , they need to check if the worms are in your brain , the meds to kill them may not cross the blood - brain barrier and a different treatment might be needed . Answered by Shona Mcgowen 1 year ago.


Tapeworm questions..?
How do you check for tapeworm and how do you get rid of it/cure it? Thanks a lot! Asked by Ann Edgerton 1 year ago.

Often no signs or symptoms Most people who are infected with tapeworm don't show symptoms. (1) Signs and symptoms of intestinal infection Most likely, you won't have any signs or symptoms with an intestinal infection. It's possible you might notice segments of the adult tapeworm (proglottids) in your stool. Other possible signs and symptoms include: (a) Nausea; (b) Weakness; (c) Loss of appetite; (d) Abdominal pain; (e) Diarrhea; (f) Weight loss and inadequate absorption of nutrients from food (2) Signs and symptoms of invasive infection If tapeworm larvae have moved out of your intestines and formed cysts in other tissues, it can cause organ and tissue damage, resulting in: (a) Fever; (b) Cystic masses or lumps; (c) Allergic reactions to the larvae; (d) Bacterial infections; (e) Neurological symptoms or seizures if the brain is involved Tests and diagnosis You may notice infection by checking your stool for parts of the adult tapeworm. But it's likely you'll need your doctor to check your stool or send samples to a laboratory for testing. A laboratory may use microscopic identification techniques to check for eggs or tapeworm segments in your feces. The lab may need to collect two to three samples over a period of time to detect the parasite, since eggs and tapeworm segments are released irregularly into the stool. For tissue-invasive infections, your doctor may also test your blood for antibodies your body may have produced to fight tapeworm infection. The presence of these antibodies indicates tapeworm infestation. Certain types of imaging, such as CT or MRI scans, also may suggest the diagnosis. Medications that kill tapeworms (1) The most common treatment for tapeworm infection involves oral medications that are toxic to the tapeworm. These drugs include praziquantel (Biltricide) or albendazole (Albenza), as well as niclosamide, although this drug is not available in the United States. The medication prescribed depends on the species of organism and site of infection involved. The medications are poorly absorbed by your digestive tract and generally work by dissolving or attacking the adult tapeworm. Be aware that these drugs target the adult tapeworm, not the eggs, so take care to avoid reinfecting yourself. Always wash your hands after using the toilet and before eating. Stool samples are generally checked at one month or three months after you've finished taking your medication, depending on what species of tapeworm you have. Successful treatment should render your stool free of tapeworm eggs, larvae or proglottids. The success rate is greater than 95 percent in people who receive appropriate treatment. (2) Anti-inflammatories if you have cysts In cases in which the tapeworm infection has migrated to tissues outside your intestine, your doctor may prescribe an anti-inflammatory steroid to reduce any swelling caused by the development of cysts. (3) Surgery if you have life-threatening cysts Surgery may be required to remove cysts that have developed in your liver, lungs or other organs, and organ transplantation may be your last resort in some cases. Answered by Sung Royse 1 year ago.

There is tapewormer available OTC. It is called Tradewinds. It is the same as Droncit at the vets. THE SAME. The FDA approved it going OTC and generic several years ago. It works. If you use it according to directions and have weighed the dog correctly...it will work. If there are no fleas, they will not come back...unless there is another exposure. It is not likely that the other dog got tapeworm from the other. UNLESS there were fleas, and then they were both exposed. There is a test for heartworm. It is a blood test. Any dog in contact with mosquitos is "prone" to it. Get a test and get on preventitive. Easy. Generally, vets DO NOT test puppies under 6 months for heartworm, since it can take many months to show up in the blood stream. They will just allow you to get the medication for prevention. I agree that there are a lot of OTC wormers that are crap, but I assure you that Tradewinds is the same as Droncit and works well. Also know that tapeworms are hard to diagnose on a fecal. The eggs are in the actaul segments, and are not seen often on a fecal exam. The puppy MAY very well have other parasites, and if the pup has not been wormed for anything else since you have had it, a fecal would be a good idea. Then they could give you something like Drontal Plus that would take care of tapes and anything else!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Answered by Bertram Sindlinger 1 year ago.

You will probably have to supply a stool sample so the lab can look for tape worn parts or eggs in your stool. There may be some blood tests to check for antibodies to tapeworms, but I'm not sure. There are medications you can take to kill the tapeworms. Answered by Kitty Jou 1 year ago.

stick a vacuum up your anal cavity and turn it on, when you hear the tapeworm screaming "NOOO!!!!! IM TOO YOUNG TO DIE!!", you'll know you got it. But keep going, because he might have roomates. not to mention you might as well get all the doodoo out of there while you're at it! Answered by Chieko Wlodyka 1 year ago.

go to a doctor Answered by Ferdinand Pourier 1 year ago.


Do i have worms and how do i cure them?
i know this might sound weird but my hole is itchy and when i wiped when i went to the toilet i saw little white wormy type things i dont want to tell anyone and is there another way to get rid of them without medication? Asked by Cary Stief 1 year ago.

Hello I'm Kenneth! You said you had white wormy things, when you have a hole that is itchy and you see white wormy things! And you said that when you went to the toilet you had a hole which was itchy! These are going to be Tape Worms! They create the hole, they create the itch and if it manages to get in your head, it can ultimately create severe headaches and if the worm manages to get far enough in your head, it can cause you to get blind and you don't want that! Tapeworm Treatment If you are diagnosed with tapeworms by your doctor (usually by stool sample), there is effective treatment. Since tapeworms prevent the absorption of food, and also medication, the most common course of treatment for tapeworms must attack the worms directly. Your doctor will usually prescribe one of several anthelmintics (parasite-expelling drugs), which are toxic to the worms. These medications kill and dissolve the bodies of adult tapeworms, but do not exterminate larvae, so it is key to avoid reinfection using the prevention tips above. Doctors often recommend a gentle laxative to ease the passing of the tapeworms, but because tapeworms attach themselves with barbed hooks to the inside of your intestinal walls, laxatives are not usually an effective treatment by themselves, contrary to proponents of colon cleansing. While the word "parasite" is a scary one, there is not usually a need for excessive concern where tapeworms are concerned, unless they have gone undetected for long periods of time. In people who receive appropriate treatment, over 95% are successfully rid of all eggs, larvae, and adult worms. If you have an invasive infection including cysts, anti-inflammatory drugs such as steroids may be used to reduce swelling. In extreme cases, where cysts are life-threatening, surgery may be necessary. Whether cysts can be removed surgically depends on their location and symptoms. Cysts that develop in the liver, lungs and eyes are typically removed, since they can eventually threaten organ function. Your doctor might recommend a drainage tube as an alternative to surgery. The tube allows aggressive rinsing (irrigation) of the area with anti-parasitic solutions. Treatments for intestinal infections The most common treatment for tapeworm infection involves oral medications that are toxic to the adult tapeworm, including: Praziquantel (Biltricide) Albendazole (Albenza) Nitazoxanide (Alinia) Adult tapeworm infections are treated with anthelmintic medication. Anthelmintic medication: •kills parasitic worms •makes the worms pass out of your intestine in your stools (poo) The medication works by dissolving or attacking the tapeworm. Little of the medication is absorbed by your digestive system. Your GP will probably prescribe niclosamide or praziquantel, to be taken in a single dose. Your GP may recommend anthelmintic medication to treat infection with tapeworm larvae. They may prescribe albendazole, also only available on a named-patient basis (see above). Your GP may continue to prescribe albendazole after the initial treatment to prevent cysts (tiny sacs of larvae) coming back. In some cases, cysts containing tapeworm larvae may be removed by surgery. Your doctor may recommend injecting a cyst with medication such as formalin to kill the tapeworm larvae before the cyst is removed. Sometimes, surgery to remove cysts may not be possible, for example if the cysts are close to major blood vessels or organs. All the best with elliminating the worms! From Kenneth! Answered by Birdie Pullin 1 year ago.

You need to go to a doctor, they are tapeworms Answered by Niesha Zentgraf 1 year ago.


Tape Worms! Answer Please?
I Think I might have tape worms please answer the following What are they How do you get rid of them Are they deadly what do they look like and how do I know if i have em Asked by Syreeta Stipp 1 year ago.

Tapeworms are a parasite that lives inside of its hosts intestinal tract. They ingest their nutrients from the host as the nutrients pass through the host's digestive system. This can lead to vitamin deficiencies and malnutrition in the host. The best way to get rid of a tapeworm is to see your doctor. There is a prescription drug known as praziquantel (Biltricide), that is very effective at getting rid of tapeworms. If you somehow manage to get infected with tapeworm larvae, then yes, they can be deadly. Otherwise, adult tapeworms in your digestive tract generally cause nutritional deficiencies, malnutrition, and sometimes, intestinal blockage. They look like flat worms although, they are inside your intestines so I don't think you would be able to tell that you had a tapeworm by simply looking. Generally, the symptoms of a tapeworm infection include: diarrhea, loss of appetite, and abdominal pain. Many people do not have any symptoms though. For those infected with tapeworm larvae the symptoms are based upon what part of the body they are located in. Now, you didn't ask this question but you should probably know that most people who are infected with tapeworms contracted them from contaminated food. Generally, this occurs by eating raw or undercooked meats (pork, beef, etc) or fish. Answered by Ariana Taps 1 year ago.

Well then. Go to your doctor and tell him ur symptoms. You can never be 100% positive with out professional testing. No, in most cases they are not deadly, but if they get hungry, and you deprive them of food, they will get angry and cause terrible internal pain. They look like long, thin pieces of. . . well, tape! You get rid of them with medicine that your doctor can easily prescribe. Good Luck! Answered by Nita Sabates 1 year ago.


What are signs that a human might have a tapeworm in them besides weight loss ?
One of my friend thinks that she has a tapeworm inside of her. What are all the signs that a human might have a tapeworm in them besides weight loss ? And what to do to get rid of them ? Asked by Velvet Broody 1 year ago.

The signs of a tapeworm, besides weightloss, can include Nausea, weakness, fever and sometimes lumps or swelling when an infection is caused. Treatment for tapeworms is nearly always via oral medication such as praziquantel (Biltricide) or albendazole (Albenza) and a fairly short course should cure the problem. Answered by Lola Hathcox 1 year ago.

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Consume low calorie food Answered by Juanita Torress 1 year ago.

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never eat any snack food out of the box carton or bag it came in you re less likely to overeat if you separate snacks into appropriate fist sized servings Answered by Grant Quaker 1 year ago.

save time and money during the week by buying lean protein such as chicken breasts in bulk and cooking a weeks worth on sunday night Answered by Kip Steinberg 1 year ago.

drink 8 cups of water a day Answered by Dorie Tsuchiura 1 year ago.

Eat grapefruit before each meal Answered by Myrta Nehlsen 1 year ago.

play beach volleyball for 13 minutes Answered by Thad Litwiler 1 year ago.


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