Albendazole is generally used in treatment of the treatment of parasitic worm infections.
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How to use
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Albendazole, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Albendazole is advised to be taken at a fixed time, but may be taken together with food (or) without food.
How it works
Albendazole is an antiparasitic drug. It kills the worms by preventing them from absorbing glucose. As a result, it helps to treat your infection.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Albendazole an antibiotic? Albendazole is an antibiotic. It is an anthelmintic drug and is used in the treatment of many parasitic infections.
Q. What is Albendazole used for? Albendazole is used for the treatment of infections caused by helminths (worms) like Enterobius vermicularis (pinworm/threadworm), Ascaris lumbricoides (roundworm), Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus (hookworms), Trichuris trichiura (whipworm), Strongyloides stercoralis, animal hookworm larvae causing cutaneous larva migrans, and Opisthorchis viverrini (liver flukes) and Clonorchis sinensis. It is also indicated for the treatment of Hymenolepis nana and Taenia spp. (tapeworm) infections and has shown good activity against anaerobic protozoa like Giardia lamblia and Trichomonas vaginalis. Please consult your doctor before taking any treatment for worms as there could be many worms against which Albendazole would not be effective.
Q. How does Albendazole work? Albendazole inhibits tubulin polymerization that causes energy depletion to kill the larva and the adult form of the worm. Albendazole reduces the movement of the worm and therefore kills the helminth.
Q. Can I take Albendazole with fluconazole? As of now, no drug-drug interactions have been clinically seen. So Albendazole can be taken with fluconazole but to be in safer side consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Is Albendazole safe?
Albendazole is safe to use if the dose is taken as prescribed for the prescribed duration as per the advice of the doctor.
Q. Is Albendazole effective for treating pinworms? Albendazole is used for the treatment of pinworms (Enterobius vermicolaris). Albendazole is active against the larval and the adult stages. Consult your doctor before taking any medicines for worm infections.
Q. Is Albendazole an over the counter product?
Albendazole belongs to prescription medicine and is not an OTC product.
Q. Is Albendazole safe in G6PD deficiency? Albendazole can be used safely by people with G6PD deficiency and consultation with the doctor is required to know more about drugs which are to be avoided in G6PD deficient people.
Q. Does Albendazole kill tapeworms? Albendazole is effective towards tapeworms namely Hymenolepis nana and Taenia spp. consultation with the doctor before intake of this drug is required.
Q. Does Albendazole cause diarrhoea? One of the uncommon side effects of the Albendazole is diarrhoea. It is recommended to consult the doctor if you experience the side effect like diarrhoea.
Q. Does Albendazole work? Albendazole works if so it is used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as per the advice of the doctor.
Q. Is Albendazole useful in the treatment of scabies? Scabies cannot be treated with the use of Albendazole.
Consulting the doctor is advisable if you feel you are suffering
from scabies as it requires accurate examination and treatment.
Q. Does Albendazole treat Giardia? Albendazole is effective against anaerobic protozoa like Giardia lamblia and trichomonas vaginalis so can be used to treat giardiasis. Consulting the doctor is advisable if you observe symptoms of giardiasis as it requires proper examination and treatment.
Q. Does Albendazole kill eggs? Albendazole works towards the larva and the adult form of the worms and does not kill the eggs of the worms.
You have been prescribed Albendazole to treat infections caused by worms and other parasites.It should be taken with food.It can be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Use birth control measures to prevent pregnancy while taking Albendazole.Â Take a missed dose as soon as you remember it. Do not take 2 doses at the same time.
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