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Are there any risks associated with using praziquantel?

Praziquantel may be passed to a nursing baby through breast milk. Women should not breastfeed on the day that they take praziquantel and for three days after they take the medication. Praziquantel appears to be safe for pregnant women. Studies have not demonstrated harm to a fetus from praziquantel. However, women should tell their doctor if they become pregnant while taking praziquantel. Praziquantel may cause drowsiness, so you should not drive or do anything else potentially dangerous until you know how the medication will affect you.

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