ALBENDAZOLE

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Albenza

GENERIC NAME(S): ALBENDAZOLE

 

Description: Albendazole sulfoxide causes selective degeneration intestinal helminths and larvae.  Metabolized by the liver and excreted via

Albendazole is used to treat certain tapeworm infections and other worm infections.

How to use albendazole

Take Albendazole by mouth with meals.  Small children may take the tablets crushed for ease. Follow correct dosage and prescription, and finish medication even if symptoms disappear after a few days.

Grapefruit may increase the side effects of the medication so avoid drinking grapefruit when taking Albendazole.

Common side effects are nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, headache, or temporary hair loss may occur.

Serious side effects, including: vision changes, yellowing eyes/skin, severe stomach/abdominal pain, dark urine, unusual tiredness, easy bruising/bleeding, signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat), change in the amount of urine, severe/persistent headache, seizures, confusion, very stiff neck.

If you experience these symptoms and In case of allergic reactions, consult your doctor immediately.

Precautions

Inform your doctor or pharmacist your allergies, medical history, especially especially of: liver disease, biliary tract problems (e.g., blockage), blood/bone marrow disorders.

Do not drink alcohol during medication because Albendazole can cause liver problems.

The medication may cause harm to a fetus.  For pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, consult your doctor before use.

 

Interactions

See How to use section.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. Get emergency medical help when overdose is suspected.

Missed Dose: As soon as you remember, take a regular dose or if the time of the next dose is near, wait for it before taking another dose and resume your usual schedule. Do not increase the dose to compensate for the missed dose.

Storage: Store medications in Room temperature Do not expose to light and moisture Do not store in the bathroom Keep all medications away from pets and children Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour into a drain.

 

Brands

Available Brands

  • Benzol [ Mercury Lab ]
  • Hyemex [ Blue Sky ]
  • Khriz Albendazole [ Khriz Pharma ]

Also marketed as

  • Adazol [ Makers Lab ]
  • Aldazol [ Davi Pharm ]
  • Alzel [ Zee Laboratories ]
  • Tilminth [ Tablets (India) ]
  • Zentel [ GlaxoSmithKline ]

Related Articles

Vaccine, DTP

DTP vaccine (Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoids and Pertussis adsorbed vaccine) is a combination vaccine used to induce specific antibody production, thus promoting immunity [...]

Teicoplanin

Teicoplanin is a glycopeptide antibiotic drug that inhibits the growth of susceptible organisms by disrupting cell-wall synthesis. It binds to D-alanyl-D-alanine residues resulting to peptidoglycan synthesis blockage. Use this [...]

Secukinumab

Secukinumab is a human monoclonal antibody, Immunoglobulin G1/K that binds selectively to interleukin-17A (IL-17A), a natural cytokine affecting normal inflammatory and immune responses. It inhibits the release [...]