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Dr. James Krick
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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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

Dr. James Krick
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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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 think my doc over prescribed me albenza (albendazole) for pinworms. 2 200mg 2x day for 7 days?? It makes me really ill. I read you take it once then again in 2 wk

I think my doc over prescribed me albenza (albendazole) for pinworms. 2 200mg 2x day for 7 days?? It makes me really ill. I read you take it once then again in 2 wk

Both correct: If it is only pinworms you are being treated for, then you are correct - 400mg one time and repeat in 2 weeks. Other worms, though, like a tapeworm, doc did use correct dose- 400mg BID for 7-1 days. Talk with doc and see if you had any worms other than pinworms or at risk for them may be why that dose was used. Or it may be a mistake on his part. Just ask for the reasoning behind the dose he chose ...Read more

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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

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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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I just finished albenza (albendazole). It doesn't rly itch much&the pain stopped when peeing. But i see some white stuff..How do ik of its just toiletpaper?

Albendazole: You do not say why you were taking this, but if for pinworms it is a good idea to take a second dose two weeks after the first. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Soul
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Albendazole (Definition)

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