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Triclabendazole is a drug to treat fascioliasis , which is a disease caused by infection with the worm Fasciola hepatica or Fasciola gigantica. This drug is available in tablet form and can only be purchased with a doctor's prescription.  

The way triclabendazole works to treat worm or parasite infections is not known with certainty, but this drug is likely to inhibit the effect or work of worm or parasite cell-forming proteins.

Infection with Fasciola hepatica or Fasciola gigantica worms usually occurs when someone accidentally consumes food or drink contaminated with these worms.

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What is Triclabendazole

class Prescription drug
Category Anthelmintic
Benefit Treat fascioliasis
Consumed by Adults and children over 6 years old
Triclabendazole for pregnant and lactating women  Category N: Not categorized. It is not yet known whether Triclabendazole is absorbed into breast milk. If you are breastfeeding, do not use this medicine without consulting your doctor first.
Drug form Tablet

Precautions Before Taking Triclabendazole

Triclabendazole should only be used as prescribed by a doctor. Pay attention to the following points before using triclabendazole:

  • Tell your doctor about any history of allergies you have. Triclabendazole should not be given to patients who are allergic to this drug.
  • Tell your doctor if you have had or are currently having heart disease, liver disease , or QT prolongation.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking certain medications, supplements or herbal products.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning a pregnancy.
  • See a doctor immediately if you have an allergic drug reaction , serious side effects, or an overdose after using triclabendazole.

Dosage and Rules for Use Triclabendazole

The dose of triclabendazole given by doctors can vary for each patient depending on the patient's health condition and body response.

In general, the dose of triclabendazole to treat fascioliasis for children over 6 years of age and adults is 10 mg/kg, every 12 hours.

How to Take Triclabendazole Correctly

Take triclabendazole according to doctor 's instructions and instructions on the drug packaging. Do not change the dosage without consulting your doctor first. Take triclabendazole with food.

If you forget to take triclabendazole, drink it immediately if it's not near the time for your next dose. If it's close, ignore the missed dose. Do not double your triclabendazole dose to make up for a missed dose.

Store triclabendazole at room temperature and place it in a closed container. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight and keep this drug out of reach of children.

Triclabendazole Interactions with Other Drugs

Taking triclabendazole with the drugs siponimod, amiodarone, efavirenz, quinidine, or bepridil can increase the risk of heart rhythm disturbances which can be fatal.

To be on the safe side, consult your doctor if you plan to take triclabendazole with certain medications, supplements or herbal products.

Triclabendazole Side Effects and Dangers

Tell your doctor if the side effects below do not go away or get worse:

  • Diarrhea
  • Headache or dizziness
  • Decreased appetite
  • Stomach ache
  • Excessive sweating

Check with your doctor if the complaints mentioned above do not go away or get worse. Immediately see a doctor if you experience an allergic drug reaction or experience more serious side effects, such as:

  • Very severe dizziness or a spinning sensation
  • Shortness of breath , cough, chest pain
  • Severe stomach pain or jaundice
  • Pain in the spinal area
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