Biltricide as an anti-worm agent
Parasitic infection is common among people today. A sign of weakened immune system, parasitic infection causes several problems to people, especially to those in developing countries. Parasites enter the body through mouth or skin and are diagnosed by taking samples of blood, stool, urine or tissues from an infected patient.
Biltricide is a wonder drug in the treatment of parasitic infection and the diseases that are caused by parasites. It treats schistosomiasis and liver flukes and is used to enhance physical or mental well-being.
Biltricide for Schistosomiasis
Biltricide fights against parasitic flatworms “schistosome” that cause schistosomiasis. People infected with schistosomes ?have rash or itchy skin within few days as symptoms are unidentified at an early phase of infection. ?Schistosomiasis is diagnosed by testing the urine or stool for parasites. ?The disease is effectively treatable, with biltricide, taken for 1-2 days. The dosage recommended for schistosomiasis is 20 mg/kg (of bodyweight) three times a day, at intervals of not less than 4 hours and not more than 6 hours as one day treatment.
Biltricide for Clonorchiasis and Opisthorchiasis
Biltricide is effective in the treatment of Clonorchiasis and Opisthorchiasis which are considered as major liver flukes in humans caused due to the infection of parasite flatworms ?C. Sinensis and Opisthorchis species. Clonorchiasis and Opisthorchiasis are clinically indistinguishable. These are diagnosed by testing the urine or stool for parasites. The dosage recommended for liver fluke is 25 mg/kg bodyweight three times a day, at intervals of not less than 4 hours and not more than 6 hours as one day treatment.
Biltricide is to be taken orally by mouth with meals, usually 3 times a day (within a gap of 4 to 6 hours apart) for one day. The tablets are to be swallowed quickly with a glass of water. The tablets should never be crushed, broken, or split. Each tablet must be taken as a whole. Chewing the tablets in the mouth will give a bitter taste which leads to gagging or vomiting.
Side effects of Biltricide
Drug interactions may result in various side effects. ?The following drugs should be avoided when Biltricide is taken: albendazole, barbiturates such as phenobarbital, certain antiepileptic medications, such carbamazepine, phenytoin, fosphenytoin, oxcarbazepine, chloroquine, cimetidine, dexamethasone, grapefruit juice, rifampin etc.
Some of the most common side effects of Biltricide are: ?
- General feeling of ill-health
- Abdominal cramps or pain
- Bloody diarrhea
- Dizziness, drowsiness
- Increased sweating
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea or vomiting