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A 27-year-old member asked:

how successful is taking albendazole against pinworm?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Very effective if...: Albendazole can be very effective against pinworms if taken appropriately and if proper hygiene practices are in place.
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Miller answered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Works well: Pinworms are annoying and can be tricky to get rid of. When treating pin worms have all household members take medication on same night. In morning bathe well and wash clothes, & bedding. Take care not to 'shake out' bedding or clothing, just wash in hot water. Always wash you hands prior to eating. Also keep your nails short. Mebendazole works well too. May need to repeat medication in 2 weeks.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

When symptom of pinworm disappeared after single dose of albendazole. Is this normal?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Yes: Not only normal, but expected. The antihelminthic kills the worms and eggs, the females no longer can crawl out of the anus to deposit their eggs, so no more itch.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Is albendazole necessary for pinworm?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Confusing question: It is an effective treatment, among others.If you or the patient is asymptomatic, treatment is not absolutely required.Some patients will clear this naturally, but chronic carriage is common.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Does albendazole kills pinworms?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hillel Naon
Pediatric Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Yes: 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.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How effective is albenza (albendazole) for pinworms?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Very effective: Since reinfection is common, whole family has to be treated at the same time.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How long does albenza (albendazole) take to kill pinworms?

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Dr. J. Stephen Robinson
Specializes in Pediatrics
Quickly: Within days there should be no more live pinworms unless you have been re-infected. Treat everyone in the household at the same time.

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