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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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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Should you wait 1 month to become pregnant after taking albendazole?

Probably a good idea: I would wait at least a month. This drug is used to treat very significant infections. My recommendation would be to ask your doctor based on your unique situation how long you need to wait to get pregnant. ...Read more

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I took 400mg of albendazole the morning after an un protected sex. And i bled for 3 days with nausea and slight dizziness. Am i likely to be pregnant?

Albendazole...: ...Is not a contraceptive, but it can harm a fetus, and the only way to know if you are pregnant is to be tested. See your doctor soon. ...Read more

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How many days it take to get ride of pin worm after repeated albendazole 400mg for the 3rd week?

2 doses: Pinworm is easily treatable with a single dose of albendazole, followed by a repeat dose two weeks later. The first dose kills the worms; the second dose is just to prevent re-infection after the first dose. ...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?

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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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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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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Can I take apple cider vinegar while on albendazole? Thanks in advance.

Sure: Don't expect any health benefits. If you were to believe everything you read about it (it supposedly cures everything), you'd be reading uncritically. ...Read more

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When do i take my second dose of albendazole for pinworms? i took the first dose 2 days ago and it still itches at night but not any other time.

When do i take my second dose of albendazole for pinworms? i took the first dose 2 days ago and it still itches at night but not any other time.

After a week: The itching is caused by a skin irritation, not directly by the pin worms.The female worm lays eggs in a sticky glue like material around the anus.That glue triggers skin irritation in most people. Simple wash off with cold water and application of an OTC hydrocortisone cream has more benefit to the itch than the pills. ...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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I've got toxo gondii IgG positive and IgM negative..The doctor prescribed me albendazole. Should i take it?

Unless you: Are immunosuppressed, a + igg suggested previous infection, while a - igm suggest you are actually not infected, unless you recently contracted the parasite and are pregnant. ...Read more

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