Worms enter the body where they live and may cause lots of harm. There is a range of medications called anthelmintics that can be used for treating this health problem, including Albenza. Generic medication albendazole was created in 1975, and today it is recommended by the WHO as an effective and safe drug.
Albendazole belongs to anthelmintics also knows as anti-worm medicines. It is able to stop the growth of worms in the body. This drug can be used for treatment of the following infections caused by parasites:
Ascariasis, and others.
The dosage and length of treatment are chosen based on the type of parasitic infection, weight and age of a patient and other factors. Adults can take this medication with food, and younger patients can have it with a glass of water. Usually, the drug is taken 1-2 times a day. In some cases, it may be needed to repeat the treatment cycle later.
This medication is not suitable for people who have an allergic reason to albendazole or mebendazole. People with the following health problems should essentially warn their healthcare providers about them:
Bone marrow suppression;
Although it is not certainly known if the drug can harm an unborn baby, you should not take it during pregnancy unless no alternative treatments can be used. It is also recommended to use pills for birth control for at least one month after finishing taking this drug. All women breastfeeding their child should inform their healthcare providers about that.
Even if your symptoms improve, you should not reduce the length of the treatment recommended by your doctor. The medication may lower the level of blood cells that are essential for fighting various body infections, and that is why you may become more vulnerable to them. You may be recommended to pass blood tests regularly as well as undergo liver function testing.
You should only use this medication if it is prescribed by your healthcare provider. If you miss a dose, you should take it as soon as possible. Do not take two doses within a short period of time.
The following are common side effects that may occur due to the use of Albenza:
Abdominal or stomach pain;
Also, you may have a range of severe side effects that require calling \your doctor immediately, including the following:
Yellowing skin or eyes;
Symptoms of infection;
Easy bleeding or bruising;
Albenza may interact with many medicines, including the following:
You should always tell your healthcare provider if you are going to use other medications, including prescription, non-prescription and herbal along with Albenza to avoid dangerous drug interaction.