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Benznidazole is used to treat Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis) in children 2 to 12 years of age.
Chagas disease is a potentially life-threatening disease caused by the protozoan parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi, also known as "kissing bug". It can be transmitted by eating food contaminated with the parasite's feces or urine, blood transfusion from infected donors, organ transplant using organs from infected donors, or during pregnancy or childbirth.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.
This product is available in the following dosage forms:
Portions of this document last updated: May 01, 2023
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