Triclabendazole (Oral Route)

Name: Triclabendazole (Oral Route)

US Brand Name

  1. Egaten

Descriptions

Triclabendazole is used to treat fascioliasis, an infection caused by the liver fluke parasite, Fasciola hepatica.

Infections with a liver fluke usually occur after eating contaminated water plants, such as watercress or algae, or animals that eat these plants. They travel from your bowels to the bile ducts in the liver where they live and grow. Most patients infected with liver flukes do not show any symptoms, which may cause the infection to last a long time.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Pediatric

Appropriate studies have not been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of triclabendazole in children younger than 6 years of age. Safety and efficacy have not been established.

Geriatric

Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated geriatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of triclabendazole in the elderly. However, elderly patients are more likely to have age-related liver, kidney, or heart problems, which may require caution and an adjustment in the dose for patients receiving this medicine.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

You may store the applesauce mixture for up to 4 hours.

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