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What is the definition or description of: Albendazole allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Albendazole allergy?

Albendazole allergy: Allergies occur when the immune system produces antibodies in reaction to allergens. Albendazole is an antiparasitic medication. Allergic reactions may include: " skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue." For allergic rxns / adverse effects see: http://www. Healthline. Com/drugs/albendazole/oral-tablet#SideEffects2 ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Albenza (albendazole) allergy?

Albenza: Albenza (albendazole) is an antiparasitic medications. Allergic reactions occur when your body produces antibodies to substance that may be harmless to many. Reactions may be mild to severe. For potential adverse reactions see: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/albenza-side-effects. Html ...Read more

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Is albendazole a good medicine to give my 6 yearwith thread worm?

Is albendazole a good medicine to give my 6 yearwith thread worm?

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

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Took albenza (albendazole) two days ago for pinworms. Still feeling crawling sensation in anus at night. Is the medicine working?

I should be: That sensation is most likely inflammation of the tissue and skin around the anus which takes a few days to calm down even after the parasites have died. Give it some time. Since treatment has been started, at this point a cream like Proctosol may hasten relief of the itching. Now, for pinworms a dose of albendazole does have to be repeated 2 weeks after the first for cure. ...Read more

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I took tablet albendazole 400mg single dose on 4th week of my pregnancy. No doctor prescribed me the drug. I just forgot that I am pregnant and took it?

Inform doctor: This is something that already occurred so there is not something you can do to change it. Simply inform the doctor taking care of your pregnancy. Since it was a single dose they will not likely want to do anything special or different. ...Read more

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Does albendazole kills pinworms?

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 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

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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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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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My cat gave me a tapeworm. Should my docotr prescribe me albenza (albendazole)?

No: A cat and dog tapeworm called dipylidium can be transmitted to humans by ingestion of a flea containing the immature form of the cestode. It is generally a symptomatic in humans. Proper treatment should be praziquantel, not abendazole. ...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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My sister aged 31 Complaints of itching in anal region not even relieved after using albendazole. Please help?

My sister aged 31 Complaints of itching in anal region not even relieved after using albendazole. Please help?

Direct contact: I encourage you sister to contact us herself. Pinworms aren't the only condition that can cause anal itching and more information is needed. It would be best for us to get answers directly from her. ...Read more

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I thought I have got tenia versicolor and did so many treatments but later I had albendazole tablet that cured a little. What has really happend?

I thought I have got tenia versicolor and did so many treatments but later I had albendazole tablet that cured a little. What has really happend?

Maybe...: Tinea versicolor is one of the easiest semi-diseases to make disappear and if it did not respond to appropriate therapy, the diagnosis is in serious doubt. However, zebra, I doubt that many healthtap members use Albendazole (which is mostly for worms) as a rx of first choice for tinea versicolor. Perhaps a second opinion? Cheers. ...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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I just finished albenza (albendazole). It doesn't rly itch much&the pain stopped when peeing. But I see some white stuff. How do ik of its just toiletpaper?

Albendazole: You do not say why you were taking this, but if for pinworms it is a good idea to take a second dose two weeks after the first. ...Read more

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Its been 10 days since I've taken 1st dose albenza (albendazole).Could the itchy flake from my behind be small toilet paper or from my pad? Or is this normal still?

Its been 10 days since I've taken 1st dose albenza (albendazole).Could the itchy flake from my behind be small toilet paper or from my pad? Or is this normal still?

Discuss with MD: Hard to know, the medication is used to treat 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. All of these infections can cause itching and flaking, pads and toilet paper can cause extra irritation. Try using moist wipes for hygiene until treatment finish. ...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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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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I took two albenza at once and I'm scared that I overdosed?

Albendazole: Maximum daily dose is usually 800 mg.
what were you prescribed it for?
Contact your prescribing physician if you have concerns. ...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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What are the side effects of albendazole?

Albendazole side: Effects. Consider reviewing: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/albendazole-side-effects. Html. More common symptoms of albendazole may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headaches, dizziness & temporary hair loss. ...Read more

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What do doctors use albenza (albendazole) for?

Worm: Albenza (albendazole) is used for treatment of parenchymal neurocystercosis, caused by taenia solium, pork tapeworm. It is also indicated for treatment of cystic hydatid disease. Drug can have many side effects. ...Read more

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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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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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Differernt doses of mebendazole and albendazole.

Depends..: Mebendazole...500mg single dose or 100mg twice a day for 3days. Albendazol 400mg single dose...... ...Read more

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Can albendazole be used against other infections?

Albendazole: This medication is used for worm infections or infestations, a number of different types. It will not work on other types of infections. ...Read more

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Albendazole - suitable for children with threadworm?

Albendazole - suitable for children with threadworm?

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

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Is albendazole suitable for children with roundworm?

Albendazole: Albendazole is utilized worldwide against worm infestation. However, I is more common is usa to use mebendazole. Side effects of both include dizziness, nausea, emesis, liver dysfunction, and more dangerous is aplastic anemia. Blood count levels need to be monitored. ...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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How long is one dose of albenza (albendazole) active and work to kill worms in the body?

How long is one dose of albenza (albendazole) active and work to kill worms in the body?

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

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Where could I get albendazole? Is there any product selling in online? Such as reese' pinworm

Where could I get albendazole? Is there any product selling in online? Such as reese' pinworm

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

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