Praziquantel is an anthelmintic (an-thel-MIN-tik) or anti-worm medication. It prevents newly hatched insect larvae (worms) from growing or multiplying in your body. Praziquantel is used to treat infections caused by Schistosoma worms, which enter the body through skin that has come into contact with contaminated water. Schistosoma worms are found in Africa, South America, Middle Eastern countries, the Caribbean, and parts of Asia. Praziquantel is also used to treat infection with liver flukes, caused by a type of worm found in East Asia. This worm enters the body while eating contaminated fish. Praziquantel should not be used to treat parasitic infections in the eye. Praziquantel may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Biltricide is used to treat infections caused by parasites like liver flukes or blood flukes. These parasitic infections can also be referred to as schistosomiasis, snail fever or bilharziasis. Biltricide works by killing the parasites and enabling the body to flush them out.