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Dr. Janet Soul
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Albendazole (Overview)

Albendazole is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of brain and nerve drug.


Dr. Janet Soul
109 doctors shared insights

Albendazole (Overview)

Albendazole is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of brain and nerve drug.


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My cat gave me a tapeworm. Should my docotr prescribe me albenza (albendazole)?

My cat gave me a tapeworm. Should my docotr prescribe me albenza (albendazole)?

No: A cat and dog tapeworm called dipylidium can be transmitted to humans by ingestion of a flea containing the immature form of the cestode. It is generally a symptomatic in humans. Proper treatment should be praziquantel, not abendazole. ...Read more

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I've got toxo gondii IgG positive and IgM negative..The doctor prescribed me albendazole. Should i take it?

I've got toxo gondii IgG positive and IgM negative..The doctor prescribed me albendazole. Should i take it?

Unless you: Are immunosuppressed, a + igg suggested previous infection, while a - igm suggest you are actually not infected, unless you recently contracted the parasite and are pregnant. ...Read more

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Can albendazole be used against other infections?

Albendazole: This medication is used for worm infections or infestations, a number of different types. It will not work on other types of infections. ...Read more

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I have worm/ pinworms and taking albendazole, does this work?

Yes: It is effective (off-label use) - usually given 400 mg single dose and then 2nd dose in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Im seven months preggy just want to ask if albendazole is safe and what does it do to a preggy women?

Im seven months preggy just want to ask if albendazole is safe and what does it do to a preggy women?

Albendazole: Albendazole is pregnancy category c according to the fda. There is evidence of toxicity to embryos and skeletal malformations in pregnant rats and rabbits. Although no controlled data in pregnant humans Albendazole is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless there are no alternatives and benefit outweighs risk. ...Read more

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Will a single dose of albendazole 200mg-10ml cause aplastic anemia or immune def to a 4.5 yrs old?

Doubtful: Although albendazole has listed in its side-effect profile 'agranulocytosis' or aplastic anemia-it actually has an extremely good track record of safety. Most of the very rare toxicity comes in with prolonged use -as in WEEKS of treatment (for various refractory parasitic infections). I highly doubt ur child developed aplastic anemia or immunodeficiency from this med. I would look for other causes ...Read more

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Ascaris lumbs have been present frequently in my stool test.I had albendazole and it got absent last month. But they have been found again.What to do?

Ascaris lumbs have been present frequently  in my stool test.I had albendazole and it got absent last month. But they have been found again.What to do?

Ascaris: To prevent new infections: avoid touching soil that might be contaminated with human feces. When traveling to areas where hygiene and sanitation are poor, avoid food and water that might be contaminated with soil. Wash hands with water and soap before eating or preparing food. Wash, peel or cook all fruits and vegetables before eating. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Albenza (Definition)

Albenza is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of ...Read more