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Aben Tablet

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Primary uses of Aben Tablet

Parasitic worm infections
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1.68
₹1.68/Tablet
1 Tablet in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Aben Tablet

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Uses of Aben Tablet

Aben Tablet is used in the treatment of parasitic worm infections.
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Aben Tablet side effects

Common

Headache, Nausea, Hair loss, Vomiting, Dizziness, Abnormal liver function tests, Fever, Abdominal pain, Vertigo.

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How to use Aben Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Aben Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Aben Tablet works

Albendazole belongs to class of medications called anti-helminthic. Albendazole works by keeping the worm from absorbing sugar (glucose), so that the worm loses energy and dies.
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In Depth Information on Aben Tablet

Expert advice for Aben Tablet

  • Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to it.
  • Takethe medicine with meals or with a snackTake plenty of fluids and fiber rich diet to avoid constipation.
  • Do not start or continue the albendazole tablets and consult your doctor:
  • If you have or ever had liver disease 
  • If you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant
  • If you are breast feeding
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Aben Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Aben Tablet
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Aben Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Aben Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
Aben Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Aben Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Aben Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Aben Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Aben Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you develop signs of jaundice like yellowing of eyes and skin, itching, and clay colored stools while taking this medicine.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Aben Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Albendazole

Aben is an antibiotic. It is an anthelmintic drug and is used in the treatment of many parasitic infections.
Aben is used for the treatment of infections caused by helminths (worms) like Enterobius vermicularis (pinworm/threadworm), Ascaris lumbricoides (roundworm), Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus (hookworms), Trichuris trichiura (whipworm), Strongyloides stercoralis, animal hookworm larvae causing cutaneous larva migrans, and Opisthorchis viverrini (liver flukes) and Clonorchis sinensis. It is also indicated for the treatment of Hymenolepis nana and Taenia spp. (tapeworm) infections and has shown good activity against anaerobic protozoa like Giardia lamblia and Trichomonas vaginalis. Please consult your doctor before taking any treatment for worms as there could be many worms against which Aben would not be effective.
Aben works by killing the larva and the adult form of the worm by inhibiting tubulin polymerization which causes energy depletion and decreases the mobility of the worm and hence kills the helminth.
Q. Can I take Aben with fluconazole?
Aben can be taken with fluconazole. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Aben is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Aben is used for the treatment of pinworms (Enterobius vermicolaris). Aben is active against the larval and the adult stages. Consult your doctor before taking any medicines for worm infections.
Aben is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is a prescription medicine.
Aben is safe to use in people with G6PD deficiency. Please consult your doctor to know more about drugs which are to be avoided in G6PD deficient people.
Aben is active against tapeworms like Hymenolepis nana and Taenia spp. Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine for these worm infestations.
Diarrhoea is an uncommon side effect of Aben. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Aben.
Aben works if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Aben is not used for the treatment of scabies. If you think you are suffering from scabies, please consult your doctor as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment.
Aben can be used to treat giardiasis. It has shown activity against anaerobic protozoa like Giardia lamblia and Trichomonas vaginalis. Please consult your doctor if you think you are suffering from giardiasis as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment.
Aben does not kill the eggs of the worms. It acts against the larva and the adult form of the worms.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Aben with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
LIFE-THREATENING
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Aben with Fosfestrol
LIFE-THREATENING
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Aben with Tibolone
LIFE-THREATENING
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Aben with Estrogen
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Estrogen: Conjugase, Cornil, Espauz
Aben with Estriol
LIFE-THREATENING
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Aben with Fosphenytoin
SERIOUS
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Aben with Phenobarbitone
SERIOUS
Aben with Primidone
SERIOUS
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