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Dr. Janet Soul
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Albendazole (Definition)

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


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How long is one dose of albenza (albendazole) active and work to kill worms in the body?

How long is one dose of albenza (albendazole)  active and work to kill worms in the body?

Depends on the worm: Different types of worms have different recommended dosing schedules for albendazole. Dosing can range from 1 day (for pinworms) to several weeks for other parasites (sometimes several months). A single dose starts working in a few hours. The reported half-life for a single dose is 8-12 hours, which means after 8-12 hours, half the medicine is gone from the body, or has been made non-active. ...Read more

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Finished 2nd dose of albenza (albendazole) week & 1/2 ago..Its unlikely worms are still laying eggs right? Sometimes itll itch & see white but remove it &it stops

Finished 2nd dose of albenza (albendazole) week & 1/2 ago..Its unlikely worms are still laying eggs right? Sometimes itll itch & see white but remove it &it stops

Pinworms: Two roses of Albenza (albendazole) should have been sufficient to kill the pinworms. However, if you still feel like you have a problem, go backto your doctor for another rectal swab to see if the eggs are still present.And another course of medicine is needed. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Its been 10 days since i've taken 1st dose albenza (albendazole).Could the itchy flake from my behind be small toilet paper or from my pad? Or is this normal still?

Its been 10 days since i've taken 1st dose albenza (albendazole).Could the itchy flake from my behind be small toilet paper or from my pad? Or is this normal still?

Discuss with MD: Hard to know, the medication is used to treat 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. All of these infections can cause itching and flaking, pads and toilet paper can cause extra irritation. Try using moist wipes for hygiene until treatment finish. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed w/pinworm, about 10 days ago i took my first dose of albenza (albendazole). It still itches sometime but doesn't hurt to pew anymore. Is this normal?

I was diagnosed w/pinworm, about 10 days ago i took my first dose of albenza (albendazole). It still itches sometime but doesn't hurt to pew anymore. Is this normal?

Common finding: The itching is causes by your bodies sensitivity to the glue like material the eggs are laid in by the fertile female. The itching is similar to that of poison ivy and can be handled by a mild steroid cream or washing the area with a cold rag. Persistence of the itching can be related to the first infestation or a recurrence. Retreatment a week or so after initial dosing is my normal practice. ...Read more

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But im starting to itch from pinworms again & i just now saw eggs for the 1st time in a few days.Its been 10 days since 1st dose albenza (albendazole).Is it ok?

But im starting to itch from pinworms again & i just now saw eggs for the 1st time in a few days.Its been 10 days since 1st dose albenza (albendazole).Is it ok?

PINWORM: sometimes: It's hard to get rid of pinworm. May need repeated treatment at 1 wk interval. Actions must be taken to eradicate ova from pt., close contact/your home. Avoid itching, take Claritin (loratadine) or any anti itch med at night, shower every a.M, wash hands frequently, keep nails short, wash all clothes, bedlinens, clean sofa and where ever the infected person/s sit or lies down. Whole family treatment needed. ...Read more

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No more symptoms anymore.Its been 2 weeks since 2nd dose of albenza (albendazole).But still see worms in poo or w/e was there at 1st.Are they dead?Is this possible?

Pinworms?: Assuming this is what you were treating the only way to know what you are seeing in your stools is to have them examined in a laboratory. Go and get this worked out. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Albenza (Definition)

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