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Benznidazole Dosage

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Nov 16, 2023.

Applies to the following strengths: 12.5 mg; 100 mg

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Pediatric Dose for Trypanosomiasis

2 to 12 years: 5 to 8 mg/kg/day orally in 2 divided doses

As calculated for tablets:

Duration of therapy: 60 days


Use: For the treatment of Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis) due to T cruzi

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available


Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available




Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 2 years or older than 12 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for dosing related precautions.


Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:

Storage requirements:

Reconstitution/preparation techniques:
(a) Place the prescribed dose into a cup.
(b) Add the specified volume of water.
(c) Allow the tablets to disintegrate in the cup over about 1 to 2 minutes.
(d) Shake the contents of the cup gently to mix.



Patient advice:

Further information

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