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How Successful Is Taking Albendazole Against Pinworm
Very effective: Since reinfection is common, whole family has to be treated at the same time. ...Read more
Can i take probiotics and albenza (albendazole) at the same time while treating pinworm infection ?
Does pinworm medication kill immature worms too, if i ingested eggs after first treatment will the 2nd treatment kill a lll???????
Pinworms: If you are using the OTC pinworm medication, they recommend retreating after 2 weeks. Make sure that you treat all family members, since is so easy to pass from person to person. These are some instructions on how to clean and also how to prevent re-infection. http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/pinworm/prevent.html ...Read more
Neurotoxin: Mebendazole acts as a neuro-toxin on the pinworm & kills as it penetrates the stool water where they live.The effect is almost immediate when the drug comes in contact, but may take a few days to saturate all areas. Repeating a dose after a week is a common practice to assure success. ...Read more
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
Brain tapeworm, allergic to flagyl, has Crohn's as well. Expelled live worms after 1 month albendazole, is there a better treatment? How to eradicate?
Nerurocysticercosis: If this is Pork Tapeworm (T. Solium), a meta analysis of treatment compared albendazole with praziquantal, suggested that albendazole is the better treatment: "Albendazole versus Praziquantel in the Treatment of Neurocysticercosis: A Meta-analysis of Comparative Trials". PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2 (3): e194. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18335068 Anti seizure therapy may be indicated too. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Correct dosage: Ivermectin (Stromectol) dose is 200 mcg/kg orally on an empty stomach with water. 2 or > doses at least 7 days apart is sometimes needed.scabies infestation. Per CDC: “The safety of ivermectin in children weighing less than 15 kg and in pregnant women has not been established.” http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/scabies/health_professionals/meds.html ...Read more
Is it normal to still be excreting and seeing pinworms DAILY for 3 consecutive weeks while undergoing treatment with albenza and Pyrentel Pamoate?
Rare: Pin worm is treated with one dose of Albendazole 400 mg by mouth one and repeated in one week since ova are not killed so they hatch into new worms! Re infestation in Children is common! You may need to have your doctor check your stool for Ova and parasites to see if you carry some other worm or parasite! ...Read more
Diet: Go with diet first: increase fluids/fruits and veggies 4 to 5 servings/day. Activa yogurt with active probiotics 2-3 times daily can also help. If worsening, trial otc MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) laxative powder: 1-2 capfuls in beverage daily until your stool is soft like pancake batter. ...Read more
Could Pin-X Oral medicine works for the pinworm and tapeworm treatement?no sideeffects?explain me the way i took the medicine
Tinidazole: The recommended dose in non-pregnant women is 2 g orally once daily for 2 days taken with food or a 1 g oral dose once daily for 5 days taken with food. The use of tinidazole in pregnant patients has not been studied for bacterial vaginosis. Do not drink alcohol up to 24-48 hrs after last dose. ...Read more
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