Albenza is used to treat is used to treat tapeworm infection, it keeps the worm from absorbing sugar, so that the worm loses energy and dies. Albenza is used to treat different worm infections which develop due to such causatives as Taenia solium, cystic hydatid disease of the liver, peritoneum, or lung, caused by the larval form of the dog tapeworm, Echinococcus granulosus, common roundworms (ascariasis), cutaneous larva migrans, pinworms (enterobiasis or oxyuriasis), hookworms (ancylostomiasis and necatoriasis), whipworms (trichuriasis), strongyloidiasis, trichostrongyliasis.
Dosage and direction
Take this drug twice daily with meals. Follow all instructions of your doctor. Swallow the tablets whole, then drink a small amount of liquid.
Do not give this medication to anybody with similar symptoms if it was not prescribed to them. Inform your doctor before to take Albenza if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or breastfeeding, have eye problems (retinal lesions), liver failure, low white blood cell counts, low platelet counts, or bone marrow problems.
Albenza is contraindicated in patients hypersensitive to its components, pregnant patients. Cautiousness should be experienced in patients with hepatic impairment.
Possible side effects
Side effects may appear as allergic reactions (skin rash or itching, fever, sore throat, severe tiredness and weakness), abdominal pain, dizziness, headache, fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or temporary hair loss. Notify your doctor if you have any of serious side effects listed above.
Inform your doctor about all prescribed and over-the-counter medications and herbal products you use especially about dexamethasone, praziquantel, cimetidine, theophylline.
If you forgot to take a dose take it as soon as possible unless it is almost time for your next dose. If it occurred just skip the forgotten dose and continue your regular schedule. Do not exceed the recommended dose and do not take two doses at once.
Seek for immediate medical attention if you suppose that took too much of this medication.
Store Albenza between 20-25 C (68-77 F) away from light and kids.