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.
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.
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®).
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.
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.
F Age: 26 Location:
Nigeria Time Taken: 1 days
wanted to deworm myself.
18 March 2010
Effects sore throat, fever and one sided facial pain.
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