Albendazole is an anthelmintic (an-thel-MINUTES-tik) or anti- worm medicine. It prevents recently hatched insect larvae (worms) from growing or multiplying in the body.
Albendazole is utilized to treat specific diseases brought on by worms like dog tapeworm and pork tapeworm.
Albendazole can also be utilized for functions not listed in this medication guide.
Albendazole must not be utilized during pregnancy, unless there’s absolutely no alternative treatment. You will have to have a pregnancy test prior to starting this treatment.
You shouldn’t use this medication if you’re allergic or to medications like mebendazole (Vermox).
Ensure albendazole is risk-free for you personally, make sure your doctor knows in case you’ve: liver dis-ease or bone marrow suppression
Group C. FDA pregnancy group it isn’t known whether this medication will harm an unborn infant. Albendazole must not be utilized during pregnancy, unless there’s absolutely no alternative treatment. Tell your physician if you’re indeed pregnant or intend on becoming pregnant while using this medication. Use effective contraception to avoid pregnancy while using this medication and for at least 30 days following your treatment ends.
You will have to have a pregnancy test prior to starting this treatment.
It isn’t known breast-milk or if it may harm a nursing infant. Tell your physician if you’re breastfeeding an infant.
Albendazole Side Effects
Get emergency assistance for those who have these symptoms of an allergy: urticaria, hard respiration, swelling of your-face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your physician at the same time for those who have:
Hints of bone-marrow suppression– unexpected weakness or ill-feeling, fever, sore throat, chills, mouth sores, swollen or red gums, difficulty swallowing, simple bruising or bleeding liver problems nausea belly pain, itching, worn-out sensation, lack of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, and jaundice (yellowing of skin or eyes).
Common unwanted effects might include:
Belly pain, nausea, throwing up,
light-headedness, whirling sense,
head ache or temporary baldness.
It is not an entire listing of others and side effects might happen. Call your physician for medical advice regarding unwanted effects. You might report side effects to FDA at 1 800-FDA-1088.
Follow all instructions in your prescription label. Don’t take this medication in bigger or smaller quantities or for more than recommended.
Take with food.
In a child (or anybody who can’t consume an entire albendazole pill), the pill needs to be crushed or chewed and swallowed using a glass filled with plain water.
You might be given medications to avoid specific unwanted effects or specific effects which may result when the parasites die in the human body, or other medications to avoid specific unwanted effects of albendazole.
Tell your doctor in case you’ve got any changes in fat. Albendazole doses are derived from weight.
Use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Albendazole will not treat a viral infection such as the flu or a common cold.
Albendazole can weaken your immune system. Your blood may need to be tested often. You will need frequent blood tests (every 2 weeks) to check your liver function.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.