Side effect(s) of Piperazine

Read the side effects of Piperazine as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Gastrointestinal: Abdominal cramps, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting

Central Nervous System: Headache, vertigo, abnormal sensation of pricking or tingling, tremor, dizziness, drowsiness, seizures, ataxia (loss of control of body movements), confusion and memory loss

Eye: Blurred vision, rapid involuntary movement of eyes

Others: Skin reactions such as Stevens Johnson syndrome, muscle weakness, joint pain, fever and angioedema



Other Precautions : • Stool examination is required in patients before and after 2 weeks of piperazine treatment for ascariasis.
• Cellophane tape swabbing of the perianal area to determine the presence of eggs and examination to detect the adult worms before the treatment after 1 week of the treatment for enterobiasis is recommended.
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