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Dr. Janet Soul
116 doctors shared insights

Albendazole (Overview)

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


Dr. Janet Soul
116 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 an — 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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I'm seven months preggy just want to ask if albendazole is safe and what does it do to a preggy women?

I'm 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

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Albendazole suspension zentel r has written by doctor for my kid but I do not know how to use how much dosage I have to give?

Just ask your Dr.: There is no simple answer to your question. Dosage depends on what is being treated? What parasite? ...Read more

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How many days it take to get rid of pin worm after repeated albendazole 400mg for the 3rd week?

2 doses: Pinworm is easily treatable with a single dose of albendazole, followed by a repeat dose two weeks later. The first dose kills the worms; the second dose is just to prevent re-infection after the first dose. ...Read more

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Why albendazole is better than mebendazo;e?

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Depends : Different drugs have different indications. It really depends on what indication you are using these antiparasitic dtugs for. ...Read more

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I took two albenza at once and I'm scared that I overdosed?

Albendazole: Maximum daily dose is usually 800 mg.
what were you prescribed it for?
Contact you're prescribing physician if you have concerns. ...Read more

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With albenza (albendazole) do I again take in one week or two?

With albenza (albendazole) do I again take in one week or two?

Albendazole: The dosage, frequency of administration and repetitive dosing depends upon the parasitic infection you are treating. ...Read more

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Can I take ib proufin while I'm on albenza (albendazole) and be ok?

Can I take ib proufin while I'm on albenza (albendazole) and be ok?

Albenza (albendazole): Headaches are common side effect. Ibuprofen as needed should be ok. Let your doctor know. ...Read more

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Can one take zentel albendazole 400mg(1 pill) during the day at anytime. Normally will it be after or before eating something.

Follow instructions: Abendazole's effectiveness is somewhat decreased if taken with food in part because it's diluted by the stomach contents and has less effectiveness as it traverses the bowel. You can take it with water, four ounces before taking the pill and four ounces to wash it down with. Sometimes people still require a second treatment even if taken as Rx'd ...Read more

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Albenza (albendazole) 200mg 4 tabs now cost $674.49 with bcbs ins. Now I have it and can't afford another round for me or my other kids. I'm desperate. What to do?

Albenza (albendazole) 200mg 4 tabs now cost $674.49 with bcbs ins. Now I have it and can't afford another round for me or my other kids. I'm desperate. What to do?

Alternatives: You do not provide the reason for the med, which is important to anyone reviewing your question. If this is to treat pin worms, there are over the counter products like Pin X, that are often successful in treating that issue. If this is for something else, feel free to ask again but provide the details. ...Read more

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Is albendazole necessary for pinworm?

Is albendazole necessary for pinworm?

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. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of albendazole?

Albendazole side: Effects. Consider reviewing: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/albendazole-side-effects.html. More common symptoms of albendazole may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headaches, dizziness & temporary hair loss. ...Read more

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What do doctors use albenza (albendazole) for?

Worm: Albenza (albendazole) is used for treatment of parenchymal neurocystercosis, caused by taenia solium, pork tapeworm. It is also indicated for treatment of cystic hydatid disease. Drug can have many side effects. ...Read more

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I took albendazole tablet for two days. But still I have the itchy feeling. Wassup?

Time: It isn't usually the first option for pinworms but it is usually effective in killing them. The problem is that your body can continue to react to the dead worms and/or remaining inflammation. It can take about a week (sometimes 2) for the itching to stop. If it hasn't stopped by then and you never actually saw a worm, then it's possible there was another cause. ...Read more

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I'm 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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Differernt doses of mebendazole and albendazole.

Depends..: Mebendazole...500mg single dose or 100mg twice a day for 3days. Albendazol 400mg single dose...... ...Read more

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Can I take albendazole when pregnant?

Can I take albendazole when pregnant?

Not recommended: During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. It may harm an unborn baby. Women of child-bearing age should have a negative pregnancy test before starting this medication. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor immediately. It is recommended that men and women using this medication use 2 effective forms of birth control (e.g., condoms and. ...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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Albendazole — suitable for children with threadworm?

Albendazole — suitable for children with threadworm?

Secondary med: Current reccomendations list Praziquantel at 5-10 mg/kg x 1 dose as the preferred agent for tapeworm due to effectiveness & simplicity of treatment. Albendazole at a dose of 15mg/kg divided 2x/day for 1-6 mo may be effective but is certainly a harder rx to complete. See harriet lane handbook of pediatric antimicrobial therapy. ...Read more

Albenza (Definition)

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