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Albend 400 mg Tablet

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Composition for Albend 400 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Albend 400 mg Tablet

Parasitic worm infections
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Medicine Overview of Albend Tablet

Uses of Albend Tablet

Albend 400 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of parasitic worm infections.

Albend Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Albend are Vomiting, Dizziness, Increased liver enzymes, Nausea, Loss of appetite.

How to use Albend 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. Albend 400 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Albend Tablet works

Albend 400 mg Tablet is an antiparasitic medication. It works by keeping the worms from absorbing sugar (glucose), thereby depleting their energy level. This causes the worms to die and treats your infection.
In Depth Information on Albend Tablet

Expert advice for Albend Tablet

  • You have been prescribed Albend 400 mg Tablet to treat infections caused by worms and other parasites.
  • It should be taken with food.
  • It can be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Use birth control measures to prevent pregnancy while taking Albend 400 mg Tablet. 
  • Take a missed dose as soon as you remember it. Do not take 2 doses at the same time.
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Albend Tablet related warnings

Special precautions for Albend Tablet
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Albend 400 mg 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
Albend 400 mg 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
Albend 400 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Albend 400 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Albend 400 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Albend 400 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Albend 400 mg 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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Frequently asked questions about Albend Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Albendazole
Q. Is Albend an antibiotic?
Albend is an antibiotic. It is an anthelmintic drug and is used in the treatment of many parasitic infections.
Q. What is Albend used for?
Albend 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 Albend would not be effective.
Q. How does Albend work?
Albend 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 Albend with fluconazole?
Albend 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 Albend safe?
Albend is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Albend effective for treating pinworms?
Albend is used for the treatment of pinworms (Enterobius vermicolaris). Albend is active against the larval and the adult stages. Consult your doctor before taking any medicines for worm infections.
Q. Is Albend an over the counter product?
Albend is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is a prescription medicine.
Q. Is Albend safe in G6PD deficiency?
Albend 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 Albend kill tapeworms?
Albend is active against tapeworms like Hymenolepis nana and Taenia spp. Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine for these worm infestations.
Q. Does Albend cause diarrhoea?
Diarrhoea is an uncommon side effect of Albend. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Albend.
Q. Does Albend work?
Albend works if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Albend useful in the treatment of scabies?
Albend 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 Albend treat Giardia?
Albend 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 Albend kill eggs?
Albend 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 Albend with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Albend with Fosfestrol
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Fosfestrol: Feofer
Albend with Estradiol
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Estradiol: Lanadiol, Carried, Estova, MyEstra, Evadiol, Estrobuild, Progynon, Endothik, Evatone, Emgra
Albend with Tibolone
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Tibolone: Tibomax, Sibolone, Maxtib, Livial
Albend with Estriol
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Estriol: Evalon
Albend with Estrogen
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Estrogen: Conjugase
Albend with Fosphenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Milorgen, Fosphen, Fosentin
Albend with Phenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Stoin, Marantin, Notian, Phenytoin Sodium, Phenozed, Episol, Epidium, Epilog, Epicare, Neptoin
Albend with Primidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Primidone: Mysoline
Albend with Phenobarbitone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenobarbitone: Shinosun, Epikon, Sonal, Nytoin, Barbee, Gardenal, Fenobarb, Luminal, Beetal, Emgard
Albend with Carbamazepine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Carbamazepine: Antep, C Lep, Ametol, Setol, Carbatol, Arbetol, Carbdac, Antilep, Tegtol, Evic

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