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Albenza How Long
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
Hi, I have a 16-month old who had been dealing with symptoms of pinworm. Reese was not effective. How long does albenza (albendazole) take to work?
May be not pin worms: The medication should work if the symptoms are due to pin worms. Your pediatrician may confirm the diagnosis by direct observation of the specimen collected on the tape or stool test for parasites. ...Read more
Repeat a second dose: The first dose is very effective but remember to repeat the dose 2 weeks later to achieve almost 100% cure rate to prevent reinfection. The eggs can stay alive on cool surface like linen, bed sheet sofa etc. For 2 weeks. Be sure to wash them, clip nails, wash hands with soap and water often. ...Read more
How long after albenza (albendazole) can I start taking over-the-counter pin x for reassurance I've gotten rid of pinworms?
Albenza (albendazole): Anytime you wish to.Get a more detailed answer ›
My toddler has long (maybe 15cm), white worms in his stool. He took albendazole on Sunday but the worms are still coming out live. Should I be worried?
Right treatment: White worms that grow to 15 cm or more are soil transmitted helminths (parasitic worms). Ascaris live in the intestines and Ascaris eggs are passed out in the feces of infected persons. Ascaris is caused by investing eggs, Toddler eating mud pies or uncleared food with soil still on the food. Symptoms can be light or heavy. Treatment is simple Albendazole dose 400mg PO x 1 dose with food. ...Read more
How long am i to see pinworms in my stool after second dose of albenza (albendazole). It's been two weeks? Are they dead worms? How do I know?
Pinworms: You can be reinfected, the therapy may not have been adequate, or what you are seeing are not worms. You don't say whether you are still symptomatic. Might help to see a doctor and have these looked at. Good luck. ...Read more
Maximum daily dose is usually 800 mg.
what were you prescribed it for?
Contact you're prescribing physician if you have concerns. ...Read more
Albendazole: The dosage, frequency of administration and repetitive dosing depends upon the parasitic infection you are treating. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Yes: The single dose treatment is often repeated after 2 weeks, in order to treat eggs that hatched since the original treatment. ...Read more
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