Praziquantel Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Praziquantel is also known as: Biltricide

Praziquantel Pregnancy Warnings

Praziquantel has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA. Animal studies failed to reveal evidence of teratogenicity associated with praziquantel when given in doses up to 40 times the normal human dose. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Praziquantel should only be given during pregnancy when need has been clearly established.

Praziquantel Breastfeeding Warnings

Praziquantel is excreted into human milk in small amounts. Human milk concentrations equal approximately 25% of the mother's serum concentration. The effects in the nursing infant are unknown. The manufacturer recommends that women should not breast-feed on the day of praziquantel treatment and during the subsequent 72 hours.

The mean excretion of praziquantel in milk, in 10 lactating women, was less than 0.1% of the dose.

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