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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Albenza (Overview)

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


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How effective is albenza (albendazole) for pinworms?

How effective is albenza (albendazole) for pinworms?

Very effective: Since reinfection is common, whole family has to be treated at the same time. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
57 doctors shared insights

Albenza (Overview)

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


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Does albendazole kills pinworms?

Does albendazole kills pinworms?

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. ...Read more

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Anthelmintics albendazole or mebendazole are used for pinworms?

Yes: The single dose treatment is often repeated after 2 weeks, in order to treat eggs that hatched since the original treatment. ...Read more

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How soon after taking albenza (albendazole) do pinworms die?

How soon after taking albenza (albendazole) do pinworms die?

Unlabeled Use : Unlabeled use for pin worms. Enterobius vermicularis (pinworm) (unlabeled use): oral: 400 mg as a single dose; repeat in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Deworming medecine for all worms?

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
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No such thing: There are many, many different worms, and each class has its own specific best agent. There isn't one that will work for every worm, because that insinuates you don't know what the worm is; i would definitely get evaluated by a doctor to see what these worms could be. Antiparasitic agents can have significant toxicity when used improperly. ...Read more

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What do doctors use albenza (albendazole) for?

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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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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Do pinworms/threadworms ever become tolerant pyrantel pamoate?

Do pinworms/threadworms ever become tolerant pyrantel pamoate?

Possible/? reinfect: Tolerance to any medication is possible in theory. Treatment with pyrantel pomate is often repeated in 1-2 wks to assure cure. Reinfection is common if environmental sources are not found & eliminated. ...Read more

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How successful is taking albendazole against pinworm?

How successful is taking albendazole against pinworm?

Very effective if...: Albendazole can be very effective against pinworms if taken appropriately and if proper hygiene practices are in place. ...Read more

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Does pyrantel work for pinworms?

Yes: One dose followed by a second dose two weeks later. ...Read more

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How long should it take mebendazole to kill threadworms (pinworms) after taking first dose?

Neurotoxin: Mebendazole acts as a neuro-toxin on the pinworm & kills as it penetrates the stool water where they live.The effect is almost immediate when the drug comes in contact, but may take a few days to saturate all areas. Repeating a dose after a week is a common practice to assure success. ...Read more

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Hyoscine butylbromide and alprazolam?

Hyoscine butylbromide and alprazolam?

Sedation: There is no direct drug interaction between these 2 that i can find. But you might become more sleepy and sedated than with either alone -- they both can produce that effect. ...Read more

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Is Vermox better than albandozole at killing pinworms?

Hard to say: I had been using vermox for years & found it well accepted & effective for this problem.However, it has not been available through the pharmacies in my region for the last couple of years. Albendazole is a similar med & has worked, but requires higher dosing. ...Read more

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How many doses of permethrin cream kill scabies?

How many doses of permethrin cream kill scabies?

One: Usually just one, unless you get reinfected from an untreated person or from not washing recently used clothes or bed sheets. Itching after treatment is usually from dead mites, not live ones. ...Read more

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Took hyoscine hydrobromide. What's gonna happen?

Took hyoscine hydrobromide. What's gonna happen?

Blurred vision: Scopolamine paralyzes the muscles in the iris, blurring the ability to focus up close. ...Read more

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Flagyl ER (metronidazole) tablets used for what?

Flagyl ER (metronidazole)  tablets used for what?

Antibiotic: Usually use to treat colon infection such as diverticulitis or c diff colitis. ...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

Dr. Janet Soul
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Albendazole (Definition)

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