BILTRICIDEģ is indicated for the treatment of infections due to: all species of schistosoma (e.g. Schistosoma mekongi, Schistosoma japonicum, Schistosoma mansoni and Schistosoma hematobium), and infections due to the liver flukes, Clonorchis sinensis/Opisthorchis viverrini (approval of this indication was based on studies in which the two species were not differentiated).
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
The dosage recommended for the treatment of schistosomiasis is: 3 “ 20 mg/kg bodyweight as a one day treatment. The recommended dose for clonorchiasis and opisthorchiasis is: 3 “ 25 mg/kg as a one day treatment. The tablets should be washed down unchewed with some liquid during meals. Keeping the tablets or segments thereof in the mouth can reveal a bitter taste which can promote gagging or vomiting. The interval between the individual doses should not be less than 4 and not more than 6 hours.
BILTRICIDEģ is supplied as a 600 mg white to orange tinged, filmcoated, oblong tablets with three scores. The tablet is coded with "BAYER" on one side and "LG" on the reverse side. When broken each of the four segments contain 150 mg of active ingredient so that the dosage can be easily adjusted to the patient's bodyweight.
Segments are broken off by pressing the score (notch) with thumbnails. If 1 / 4 of a tablet is required, this is best achieved by breaking the segment from the outer end.