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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. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Pinworms (Definition)

Pinworms is a condition in which a person (often young children, sometimes parents of young children) has little parasites called pinworms in his large intestine and his poop. Pinworms are threadlike worms about half an inch long, causing the main symptom of butt-itching or butt-scratching in kids. Treatment is usually ...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 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 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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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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When symptom of pinworm disappeared after single dose of albendazole. Is this normal?

Yes: Not only normal, but expected. The antihelminthic kills the worms and eggs, the females no longer can crawl out of the anus to deposit their eggs, so no more itch. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed w/pinworm, about 10 days ago i took my first dose of albenza (albendazole). It still itches sometime but doesn't hurt to pew anymore. Is this normal?

I was diagnosed w/pinworm, about 10 days ago i took my first dose of albenza (albendazole). It still itches sometime but doesn't hurt to pew anymore. Is this normal?

Common finding: The itching is causes by your bodies sensitivity to the glue like material the eggs are laid in by the fertile female. The itching is similar to that of poison ivy and can be handled by a mild steroid cream or washing the area with a cold rag. Persistence of the itching can be related to the first infestation or a recurrence. Retreatment a week or so after initial dosing is my normal practice. ...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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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 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

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Enterobiasis (Definition)

Pinworm infestation causes itching around anus and less often ...Read more


Dr. Janet Soul
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Albendazole (Definition)

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