This medication is an anthelmintic, prescribed for worm infections (fish tapeworm, dwarf tapeworm, and beef tapeworm infections). It is also used as a piscicide (poisonous to fish). It works by killing tapeworms on contact.
Adults— 2 grams as a single dose. Treatment may be repeated in seven days if needed.
Children— Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor.
For children weighing 11 to 34 kilograms (kg) (24.2 to 74.8 pounds): 1 gram as a single dose. For children weighing over 34 kg (74.8 pounds): 1.5 grams as a single dose.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of any allergy, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• If patient’s condition worsens, consult with your doctor.
• Most Common:
Abdominal pain, loss of appetite, diarrhea and vomiting.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.
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