Precautions

It is important that your doctor check your or your child's progress after treatment. This is to make sure that the infection is cleared up completely and to check for unwanted effects.

If your or your child's symptoms do not improve, or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

Do not take rifampin (Rifadin®, Rimactane®) while you or your child are using this medicine. Using these medicines together may cause serious problems. However, if treatment with praziquantel is needed, stop taking rifampin 4 weeks before using this medicine. You may restart taking rifampin one day after your last dose of this medicine.

This medicine kills the worms and could cause unwanted effects (eg, serum sickness, paradoxical reaction) as your body heals, especially during the early stages of schistosomiasis. Talk to your doctor if you have concerns.

This medicine may cause heart rhythm problems. Tell your doctor right away if you or your child gets dizzy or lightheaded, have a fast or irregular heart beat, or feel like fainting.

This medicine may cause some people to become dizzy, drowsy, or less alert than they are normally.Do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous during treatment with this medicine and for 24 hours after your last dose.

Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This includes prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicines and herbal or vitamin supplements.