Biltricide | Praziquantel Tablet Breastfeeding
For most of the drugs advantages of taking medications overweighs the potential risks however some drugs could be really dangerous for breastfed baby hence every medication shall be considered separately. In this page we will discuss about purpose of Biltricide | Praziquantel Tablet and its risk associated with lactation. We will also discuss the usage of Biltricide | Praziquantel Tablet and some common side effects associated with Biltricide | Praziquantel Tablet.

What is Biltricide | Praziquantel Tablet used for?

BILTRICIDE is indicated for the treatment of infections due to: all species of schistosoma (for example, Schistosoma mekongi, Schistosoma japonicum, Schistosoma mansoni and Schistosoma hematobium), and infections due to the liver flukes, Clonorchis sinensis/Opisthorchis viverrini (approval of this indication was based on studies in which the two species were not differentiated).

Biltricide | Praziquantel Tablet while breastfeeding safe or not? Can there be any side effects for infant while using it during breastfeeding?

Biltricide | Praziquantel Tablet safe for breastfeeding
Praziquantel is the only one ingredient used in manufacturing of Biltricide | Praziquantel Tablet, Which makes it easier to analyze its effect in breastfeeding. As per our analysis of Praziquantel it is safe to use Biltricide | Praziquantel Tablet while lactating. We suggest you to check further details below about Praziquantel usage in breastfeeding.

Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing mothers Praziquantel appeared in the milk of nursing women at a concentration of about 1/4 that of maternal serum although it is not known, whether a pharmacological effect is likely to occur in children. Women should not nurse on the day of BILTRICIDE treatment and during the subsequent 72 hours.

Biltricide | Praziquantel Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys

Praziquantel while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 55268-74-1

Considered to be safe because of a short half-life span and low serum concentration. Not commercially available in Spain

Biltricide | Praziquantel Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Praziquantel while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 55268-74-1

Because of the minute levels of praziquantel in breastmilk, amounts ingested by the infant are small and would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. Expert opinion holds that lactation should not be a contraindication to maternal treatment with praziquantel.[1][2][3] To minimize infant exposure, a single dose can be taken just before the infant's longest sleep period or an alternate method of feeding (e.g., stored milk) can be used for 24 to 36 hours after a single dose or the last of a series of doses.[4]

What should I do if I am breastfeeding mother and I am already exposed to Biltricide | Praziquantel Tablet?

Biltricide | Praziquantel Tablet is safe in breastfeeding and should not create any health problem for your baby but in case you feel any health issue associated with Biltricide | Praziquantel Tablet you should contact your doctor or health care provider. Be it pregnancy or lactation you shall keep your doctor informed.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Biltricide | Praziquantel Tablet, is it safe?

Definitely, Biltricide | Praziquantel Tablet is safe in lactation for baby. No wonder your doctor has recommended it.

If I am using Biltricide | Praziquantel Tablet, will my baby need extra monitoring?

No extra baby monitoring required while mother is using Biltricide | Praziquantel Tablet

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Biltricide | Praziquantel Tablet in breastfeeding?

National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300-100-0212 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300-330-5453
La Leche League: 0345-120-2918
The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300-456-2421
National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300-330-0700

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week