What is Abarax (Benznidazol) used for?
Abarax is a treatment for Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis) containing the active ingredient Benznidazol. Benznidazol is a an anti-parasitic medication that kills the Trypanosoma cruzi protozoa responsible for the disease.
How should I use Abarax (Benznidazol)?
Abarax tablets will usually need to be taken for a period of 60 days. You will be prescribed a daily dose, and this is usually taken in two split doses. The recommended daily dosage range is 5mg-7mg per kg of body weight for adults, and 10mg per kg of body weight for children under 12 years old.
What are the side effects of Abarax (Benznidazol)?
At the beginning of treatment Abarax some people develop a skin rash and nausea.
If you notice any of the following side effects, contact your doctor immediately:
More rare side effects are leukopenia and agranulocytosis.
Benznidazol can cause problems in patients with liver or kidney problems, or with blood disorders. If you suffer from these, take Benznidazol only if you can be closely monitored.
Benznidazol may not be safe to take if you are pregnant. It should not be taken during the first trimester, and only under doctors instructions during the 2nd and 3rd trimester.