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Albendazole suspension zentel r has written by doctor for my kid but I do not know how to use how much dosage I have to give?

Albendazole suspension zentel r has written by doctor for my kid but I do not know how to use how much dosage I have to give?

Just ask your Dr.: There is no simple answer to your question. Dosage depends on what is being treated? What parasite?

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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.

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Is albendazole suitable for children with roundworm?

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.

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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.

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Finished 2nd dose of albenza (albendazole) week & 1/2 ago. Its unlikely worms are still laying eggs right? Sometimes itll itch & see white but remove it &it stops

Pinworms: Two roses of Albenza (albendazole) should have been sufficient to kill the pinworms. However, if you still feel like you have a problem, go backto your doctor for another rectal swab to see if the eggs are still present. And another course of medicine is needed.

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How long does ZENTEL take to kill the worm? My doctor prescribed me only one zentel dose.

Zentel: Zentel 400 mg single dose is enough to treat intestinal worm infestation. Follow up with your doctor if you continue to have the problem.

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When symptom of pinworm disappeared after single dose of albendazole. Is this normal?

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.

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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.

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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.

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But im starting to itch from pinworms again & I just now saw eggs for the 1st time in a few days. Its been 10 days since 1st dose albenza (albendazole).Is it ok?

But im starting to itch from pinworms again & I just now saw eggs for the 1st time in a few days. Its been 10 days since 1st dose albenza (albendazole).Is it ok?

PINWORM: sometimes: It's hard to get rid of pinworm. May need repeated treatment at 1 wk interval. Actions must be taken to eradicate ova from pt., close contact/your home. Avoid itching, take Claritin (loratadine) or any anti itch med at night, shower every a.M, wash hands frequently, keep nails short, wash all clothes, bedlinens, clean sofa and where ever the infected person/s sit or lies down. Whole family treatment needed.

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No more symptoms anymore. Its been 2 weeks since 2nd dose of albenza (albendazole).But still see worms in poo or w/e was there at 1st. Are they dead? Is this possible?

Pinworms?: Assuming this is what you were treating the only way to know what you are seeing in your stools is to have them examined in a laboratory. Go and get this worked out.

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When do I take my second dose of albendazole for pinworms? I took the first dose 2 days ago and it still itches at night but not any other time.

When do I take my second dose of albendazole for pinworms? I took the first dose 2 days ago and it still itches at night but not any other time.

After a week: The itching is caused by a skin irritation, not directly by the pin worms. The female worm lays eggs in a sticky glue like material around the anus. That glue triggers skin irritation in most people. Simple wash off with cold water and application of an OTC hydrocortisone cream has more benefit to the itch than the pills.

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Will a single dose of albendazole 200mg-10ml cause aplastic anemia or immune def to a 4.5 yrs old?

Doubtful: Although albendazole has listed in its side-effect profile 'agranulocytosis' or aplastic anemia-it actually has an extremely good track record of safety. Most of the very rare toxicity comes in with prolonged use -as in WEEKS of treatment (for various refractory parasitic infections). I highly doubt ur child developed aplastic anemia or immunodeficiency from this med. I would look for other causes

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Is it normal to see dead worms in your poop and have diarrhea after 2nd dose of albenza (albendazole).?

Yes if you had: An infection with worms. You might want to consider a second treatment a weak later, as the first treatment would not kill and worm eggs.

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How long am I to see pinworms in my stool after second dose of albenza (albendazole). It's been two weeks? Are they dead worms? How do I know?

How long am I to see pinworms in my stool after second dose of albenza (albendazole). It's been two weeks? Are they dead worms? How do I know?

Pinworms: You can be reinfected, the therapy may not have been adequate, or what you are seeing are not worms. You don't say whether you are still symptomatic. Might help to see a doctor and have these looked at. Good luck.

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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

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Why albendazole is better than mebendazo;e?

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Depends: Different drugs have different indications. It really depends on what indication you are using these antiparasitic dtugs for.

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Albendazole (Definition)

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