| Distoside 600
What is Distoside 600?
Distoside 600 containing the active ingredient praziquantel is considered an antihelmintic type of medication. The medication works by killing parasites directly or paralyzing them so the body can remove them naturally. It can be used to treat infections caused by schistosoma worms, which enter the body through skin contact with contaminated water mostly found in South America, Africa, Middle Eastern countries, parts of Asia and the Caribbean. Some patients may also use the tablets to treat liver flukes, a worm that enters the body while eating contaminated fish.
How is Distoside 600 used?
Distoside 600 is usually taken in 3 doses all within one day and at least 4 to 6 hours apart. The medication should be taken with or just after some food along with a full glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and timeframe of treatment as it will depend on the condition being treated, the patient's weight and response to the therapy. The tablets are scored and can be cut and split into the correct dosage.
Patients using Distoside 600 may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Stomach pain
- Excess fatigue
- Joint or muscle pain
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Distoside 600 is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.