Albekem Plus 6mg/400mg Tablet

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Alkem Laboratories Ltd

Composition for Albekem Plus 6mg/400mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Scabies, Parasitic worm infections, Filariasis
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17.93
₹1.79/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Albekem Plus 6mg/400mg Tablet

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Uses of Ivermectin

Ivermectin is used in the treatment of scabies and filariasis.
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Side effects of Ivermectin

Common

Erythematous rash, Itching, Dry skin, Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation).

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How to use Ivermectin

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.

How Albekem Plus 6mg/400mg Tablet works

Ivermectin belongs to class of medications called anthelmintic. Ivermectin works by killing the parasite by paralyzing it..
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Uses of Albendazole

Albendazole is used in the treatment of parasitic worm infections.
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Side effects of Albendazole

Common

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

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How to use Albendazole

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.

How Albekem Plus 6mg/400mg 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..

In Depth Information on Albekem Plus 6mg/400mg Tablet

Expert advice for Ivermectin

  • Ivermectin lotion should not be used for children under 6 months of age.
  • Ivermectin should be taken empty stomach with water.
  • Ivermectin tablets should not be given to children under 5 years of age and weight under 15 kg.
  • Do not take/apply ivermectin and consult your doctor if you are sensitive to ivermectin or any other ingredient to tablet/cream/lotion; or if you have concurrent loa loa infection; suffering from brain problems, bleeding disorder, or asthma.
  • Avoid using ivermectin if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Expert advice for Albendazole

  • 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
Warnings
Special precautions for Albekem Plus 6mg/400mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Albekem Plus 6mg/400mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Albekem Plus 6mg/400mg 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.
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Lactation
Albekem Plus 6mg/400mg Tablet is probably safe to use durin
g lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Albekem Plus 6mg/400mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, slee
py, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
Albekem Plus 6mg/400mg Tablet is probably safe to use in pa
tients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Albekem Plus 6mg/400mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Albekem Plus 6mg/400mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Albekem Plus 6mg/400mg 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.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Albekem Plus 6mg/400mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Ivermectin

Q. Can humans take Ivermectin for worms, roundworms, fleas, and ringworm?
Ivermectin can be taken for worms, roundworms, flea, and ringworm
Q. Is Ivermectin harmful to humans?
Ivermectin is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor
Q. Does Ivermectin kill scabies?
Ivermectin kills scabies
Q. Does Ivermectin kill scabies eggs?
Ivermectin does not kills scabies eggs. A single dose can cure scabies.
Q. Is Ivermectin/Ivomec a steroid?
Ivermectin is not a steroid
Q. Is Ivermectin safe?
Ivermectin is relatively safe if used as recommended
Q. Is Ivermectin sold over the counter?
No, Ivermectin is available only against prescription.
Q. How often can I take Ivermectin for scabies?
Please consult your doctor for the dose and duration required
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Frequently asked questions for Albendazole

Q. Is Albendazole an antibiotic?
Albendazole is an antibiotic. It is an anthelmintic drug and is used in the treatment of many parasitic infections.
Q. What is Albendazole used for?
Albendazole 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 Albendazole would not be effective.
Q. How does Albendazole work?
Albendazole 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 Albendazole with fluconazole?
Albendazole 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.
Q. Is Albendazole safe?
Albendazole is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Albendazole effective for treating pinworms?
Albendazole is used for the treatment of pinworms (Enterobius vermicolaris). Albendazole is active against the larval and the adult stages. Consult your doctor before taking any medicines for worm infections.
Q. Is Albendazole an over the counter product?
Albendazole is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is a prescription medicine.
Q. Is Albendazole safe in G6PD deficiency?
Albendazole 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.
Q. Does Albendazole kill tapeworms?
Albendazole is active against tapeworms like Hymenolepis nana and Taenia spp. Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine for these worm infestations.
Q. Does Albendazole cause diarrhoea?
Diarrhoea is an uncommon side effect of Albendazole. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Albendazole.
Q. Does Albendazole work?
Albendazole works if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Albendazole useful in the treatment of scabies?
Albendazole 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.
Q. Does Albendazole treat Giardia?
Albendazole 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.
Q. Does Albendazole kill eggs?
Albendazole does not kill the eggs of the worms. It acts against the larva and the adult form of the worms.
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