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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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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?

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

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How long does albenza (albendazole) take to kill pinworms?

How long does albenza (albendazole) take to kill pinworms?

Quickly: Within days there should be no more live pinworms unless you have been re-infected. Treat everyone in the household at the same time. ...Read more

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How long does it take your body to rid of pinworms after taking albenza (albendazole)?

How long does it take your body to rid of pinworms after taking albenza (albendazole)?

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

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How long does it take for albenza (albendazole) to start working on a 10-year old for pinworms?

How long does it take for albenza (albendazole) to start working on a 10-year old for pinworms?

Treat pinworms: 1tab and repeat in 2 weeks should have 100% efficacy if all house hold members are treated at the same time
good hand hygiene and prevention of the entero oral transmission ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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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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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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?

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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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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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 albendazole kill 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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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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