Drug interactions between metronidazole and praziquantel
Interactions between your drugs
There were no interactions found in our database between metronidazole and praziquantel - however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
- Metronidazole is in the following drug classes: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics.
- Metronidazole is used to treat the following conditions:
- Aspiration Pneumonia
- Bacterial Infection
- Bacterial Vaginitis
- Balantidium coli
- Bone infection
- Clostridial Infection
- Crohn's Disease, Acute
- Crohn's Disease, Maintenance
- Deep Neck Infection
- Dental Abscess
- Dientamoeba fragilis
- Gastrointestinal Perforation
- Helicobacter Pylori Infection
- Intraabdominal Infection
- Joint Infection
- Lemierre's Syndrome
- Nongonococcal Urethritis
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
- Pseudomembranous Colitis
- Skin or Soft Tissue Infection
- STD Prophylaxis
- Surgical Prophylaxis
- Praziquantel is a member of the drug class anthelmintics.
- Praziquantel is used to treat the following conditions:
- Beef Tapeworm Infection (Taenia saginata)
- Cysticercus cellulosae
- Dog Tapeworm Infection
- Dwarf Tapeworm Infection (Hymenolepis nana)
- Fasciolopsis buski, Intestinal Fluke
- Fish Tapeworm Infection
- Heterophyes heterophyes, Intestinal Fluke
- Liver Fluke
- Metagonimus yokogawai, Intestinal Fluke
- Naophyetus salmincola
- Opisthorchis viverrini, Liver Fluke
- Paragonimus westermani, Lung Fluke
- Pork Tapeworm Infection (Taenia solium)
- Schistosoma haematobium
- Schistosoma japonicum
- Schistosoma mansoni
- Schistosoma mekongi
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: metronidazole
Consumption of alcoholic beverages or products containing alcohol or propylene glycol during treatment with metroNIDAZOLE is not recommended. Doing so may occasionally trigger a reaction in some patients similar to the disulfiram reaction, which includes unpleasant effects such as flushing, throbbing in head and neck, throbbing headache, difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, sweating, thirst, chest pain, rapid heartbeat, palpitation, low blood pressure, dizziness, lightheadedness, blurred vision, and confusion. Rarely, more severe reactions may include abnormal heart rhythm, heart attack, heart failure, unconsciousness, convulsions, and even death. Patients treated with metroNIDAZOLE should continue to avoid using any products containing alcohol or propylene glycol for at least 3 days until after completion of therapy. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions on how to take this or other medications you are prescribed. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
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.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
No warnings were found for your selected drugs.
Therapeutic duplication warnings are only returned when drugs within the same group exceed the recommended therapeutic duplication maximum.
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.
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