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Can our 4 and 5 year olds take bilharzia pills?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes
The use of praziqantel (biltricide) at a dose of 20mg/kg in two or three doses for one day of treatment is recomended by tht CDC and who to treat shistosomiasis.
Safety data under 4yo is not available but safety 4 & above is comforting. It is a bitter med so taking it without chewing is recomended. See www.Cdc.Gov/paracites/shistosomiasis.

In brief: Yes
The use of praziqantel (biltricide) at a dose of 20mg/kg in two or three doses for one day of treatment is recomended by tht CDC and who to treat shistosomiasis.
Safety data under 4yo is not available but safety 4 & above is comforting. It is a bitter med so taking it without chewing is recomended. See www.Cdc.Gov/paracites/shistosomiasis.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Yes - the use of praziqantel is approved and recommended by the CDC for use against shistosomiasis.
I agree completely with dr. Fergusons answer above.

In brief: Yes
Yes - the use of praziqantel is approved and recommended by the CDC for use against shistosomiasis.
I agree completely with dr. Fergusons answer above.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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