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How effective is albenza for pinworms?

How effective is albenza for pinworms?

Very effective: Since reinfection is common, whole family has to be treated at the same time. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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 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 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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Is albendazole necessary for pinworm?

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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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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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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I've been taking albendazole. Why do I still have pinworms coming out of my anus?

I've been taking albendazole. Why do I still have pinworms coming out of my anus?

YouCanNotSeePinworms: You can not see coming out of your anus as the fmale worm only come out around the anus at night and you can only see at night with a flash light.The white hair-thin worm ionly 10 mm long (male are average 3 mm) and can be seen without microscope But most of the time we use a scotch tape which will pick up eggs at night from around the anus as the worm lays eggs and get it examined under the scope ...Read more

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I have worm/ pinworms and taking albendazole, does this work?

Yes: It is effective (off-label use) - usually given 400 mg single dose and then 2nd dose in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Which is better mebendazole or albendazole for pinworms?

Which is better mebendazole or albendazole for pinworms?

Doesn't matter: Since Mebendazole is no longer available in the us Albendazole and the over the counter meds are what we have left for treatment. ...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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Dr. Ira Katz
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Enterobiasis (Definition)

Enterobiasis is also known as Pinworms. Pinworm infestation causes itching around anus and less often ...Read more


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Albendazole (Definition)

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