Biltricide (Praziquantel)

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We guarantee the lowest price on all of our prescription products. If you find your medications cheaper at any other recognized licensed mail order pharmacy, we will not only match their price, we will beat it by 25% of the difference. It is our 125% price match guarantee!

Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

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  • Guaranteed lowest price is only valid at the time of sale.
  • We will only match the current advertised price.
  • Products must be identical and in stock at the time of placing an order with a licensed mail order pharmacy. They must be an online Canadian pharmacy with an address in Canada.
  • Products must be authentic in brand and size (same manufacturer, same country of manufacture, same pack size, same strength and same quantity).
  • Products must be new. We cannot match the price of any used, short expiry or expired product.
  • Price match can only be issued over the phone with our customer service team. Please note at this time we cannot offer price matching for the products Ozempic or Saxenda.
What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Biltricide is a prescription drug that treats parasitic infections, including:

  • Clonorchiasis
  • Neurocysticercosis
  • Opisthorchiasis
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Tapeworms

Biltricide is effective against schistosomes, or blood fluke, a type of parasite. It works by causing strong contractions in the blood fluke's muscle, leading to paralysis and detachment from bleed vessel walls. The immune system can then destroy them.

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0.8–1.5 hours

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Routes of administration

By mouth


Biltricide is dosed based on weight and the type of infection being treated. Take Biltricide exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take it for longer than prescribed.


The active ingredient in Biltricide is praziquantel.


Biltricide has many potential drug-drug interactions, including: 

  • Apalutamide
  • Atazanavir
  • Carbamazepine
  • Ceritinib
  • Chloroquine
  • Cimetidine
  • Clarithromycin
  • Clofazimine
  • Cobicistat and cobicistat-containing coformulations
  • Darunavir
  • Enzalutamide
  • Erdafitinib
  • Fexinidazole
  • Fosphenytoin
  • Fusidic Acid
  • Grapefruit Juice
  • Idelalisib
  • Indinavir
  • Itraconazole
  • Ivosidenib
  • Ketoconazole
  • Levoketoconazole
  • Lonafarnib
  • Lopinavir
  • Lumacaftor
  • Lumacaftor-ivacaftor
  • Mifepristone
  • Mitotane
  • Nefazodone
  • Nelfinavir
  • Ombitasvir-paritaprevir-ritonavir
  • Ombitasvir-paritaprevir-ritonavir plus dasabuvir
  • Phenobarbital
  • Phenytoin
  • Posaconazole
  • Primidone
  • Rifampin (rifampicin)
  • Ritonavir and ritonavir-containing coformulations
  • Saquinavir
  • Telithromycin
  • Tucatinib
  • Voriconazole

If you are taking any of the above drugs, your treatment may need to be modified during the course of Biltricide.


Tell your doctor if you have a history of heart problems before taking this drug, including abnormal heart rhythms,

Use caution if you have a history of seizures.

Use caution if you have a history of liver problems.

Do not drive or operate heavy machinery on the day of treatment or the day after treatment.

Side Effects

Adverse effects that people experience while taking Biltricide can include:

  • Abdominal distress
  • Abdominal pain
  • Anorexia
  • Atrioventricular block
  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Ectopic beats
  • Eosinophilia
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Hypersensitivity reaction
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Malaise
  • Myalgia
  • Nausea
  • Paradoxical reaction
  • Polyserositis
  • Pruritus
  • Seizure
  • Serum sickness
  • Skin rash
  • Urticaria
  • Ventricular fibrillation
  • Vertigo
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness


  1. Biltricide [package insert]. Whitehouse Station, NJ: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.; 2010.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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