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How To Eat Zentel
Is it ok to eat things like pineapples w/ citric acid while taking albenza (albendazole) to help rid pinworms?
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
Yes: Diarrhea is a side effect of zentel. ...Read more
Post MRI contrast, I have been put on zentel and wylosone medication for about a month. Do I have to be careful about anything.
Albendazole: The dosage, frequency of administration and repetitive dosing depends upon the parasitic infection you are treating. ...Read more
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
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
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
Yes: The single dose treatment is often repeated after 2 weeks, in order to treat eggs that hatched since the original treatment. ...Read more
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
Secondary med: Current reccomendations list Praziquantel at 5-10 mg/kg x 1 dose as the preferred agent for tapeworm due to effectiveness & simplicity of treatment. Albendazole at a dose of 15mg/kg divided 2x/day for 1-6 mo may be effective but is certainly a harder rx to complete. See harriet lane handbook of pediatric antimicrobial therapy. ...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
Hard to say: This is likely available through local pharmacies in many parts of the world but whether or not these be imported into a foreign country via internet is unknown. It is considered a prescription only med in the US. There are many over the counter pinworm meds that require no prescription. ...Read more
Can drinking coffee after taking albenza (albendazole) or drinking coffee while on albenza (albendazole) cause any problems or interactions?
Albendazole: This antiparasitic medication should not have its efficacy altered by drinking coffee while taking it. ...Read more