Drug interactions between albendazole and praziquantel
Interactions between your drugs
praziquantel ↔ albendazole
Applies to:praziquantel and albendazole
Consumer information for this minor interaction is not currently available. Some minor drug interactions may not be clinically relevant in all patients. Minor drug interactions do not usually cause harm or require a change in therapy. However, your healthcare provider can determine if adjustments to your medications are needed.
For clinical details see professional interaction data.
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: praziquantel
Food can enhance the levels of praziquantel in your body. To ensure maximal oral absorption, praziquantel should be administered with or immediately after a meal. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. If you are receiving therapy with praziquantel you should avoid grapefruits and grapefruit juice. Grapefruit can raise the levels of praziquantel in your body and increase side effects of dizziness, abdominal discomfort, and nausea.. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without first talking to your doctor.
Applies to: albendazole
Food significantly increases the absorption of albendazole. You should take each dose of albendazole with a meal. Taking it on an empty stomach may lead to inadequate blood levels and reduced effectiveness of the medication. Grapefruit juice can also increase the absorption of albendazole.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'antihelmintics' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'antihelmintics' category:
Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.
Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
|No information available.|
Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.