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Drug Guide    A   Albendazole

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(oral) (tablet)

Treats hydatid disease and other infections caused by tapeworms. May also be used to treat infections caused by roundworms, hookworms, and pinworms.Belongs to a class of drugs called anthelmintics.


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Treats hydatid disease and other infections caused by tapeworms. May also be used to treat infections caused by roundworms, hookworms, and pinworms.Belongs to a class of drugs called anthelmintics.

  • Store the tablets at room temperature, away from heat, direct light, and moisture. Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.

How To Use
  • APPEARANCE: Tablet. Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take and how often. It is best to take this medicine with meals.
  • Taking albendazole with food will help your body absorb the medicine better.

Side Effects
  • Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects: Unexplained fever, chills, or sore throat Unusual bruising or bleeding Rash or hives

  • You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to albendazole or to related medicines such as mebendazole (Vermox®, Mebendacin®).

Missed Dose
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose. You should not use two doses at the same time.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor if you have a history of liver disease or currently have liver problems. You should not use this medicine if you are pregnant.
  • Albendazole may cause birth defects or be harmful to an unborn baby. Your doctor should give you a pregnancy test before you start the medicine to make sure you aren't pregnant. Use an effective form of birth control while taking this medicine and for at least one month after your last dose. If you think you might be pregnant after you have started taking the medicine, stop taking it and call your doctor right away. Talk with your doctor before taking this medicine if you are breastfeeding. A few patients have had liver damage or bone marrow problems caused by albendazole.
  • Your doctor may want to test your blood regularly while you are taking this medicine to watch for these harmful effects.
  • Try to keep all of the appointments that are made for you. If you are taking albendazole for hookworms or whipworms, your doctor may want you to take iron supplements. Pinworms are easily spread from one person to another.
  • Have all other members of your household checked or treated.
  • Wash all night clothes and bedding (such as sheets, pads, spreads and blankets) in hot water.

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User Medicine Opinions for Albendazole
Overall:2 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 26
Location: Nigeria
Time Taken: 1 days

Reason: wanted to deworm myself. Date: 18 March 2010
Side Effects
sore throat, fever and one sided facial pain.

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