Medicine Overview of Alu A Tablet
Alu A 400 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of parasitic worm infections.
Side Effects of Alu A are Vomiting, Dizziness, Increased liver enzymes, Nausea, Loss of appetite.
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. Alu A 400 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Alu A 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 Alu A Tablet
- You have been prescribed Alu A 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 Alu A 400 mg Tablet.
- Take a missed dose as soon as you remember it. Do not take 2 doses at the same time.
Alu A Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Alu A 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.
Alu A 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.
Alu A 400 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Alu A 400 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alu A 400 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Alu A 400 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alu A 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.
Frequently asked questions about Alu A Tablet
Q. Is Alu A an antibiotic?
Alu A is an antibiotic. It is an anthelmintic drug and is used in the treatment of many parasitic infections.
Q. What is Alu A used for?
Alu A 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 Alu A would not be effective.
Alu A 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 Alu A with fluconazole?
Alu A 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.
Alu A is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Alu A effective for treating pinworms?
Alu A is used for the treatment of pinworms (Enterobius vermicolaris). Alu A is active against the larval and the adult stages. Consult your doctor before taking any medicines for worm infections.
Q. Is Alu A an over the counter product?
Alu A is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is a prescription medicine.
Q. Is Alu A safe in G6PD deficiency?
Alu A 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 Alu A kill tapeworms?
Alu A is active against tapeworms like Hymenolepis nana and Taenia spp. Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine for these worm infestations.
Q. Does Alu A cause diarrhoea?
Diarrhoea is an uncommon side effect of Alu A. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Alu A.
Alu A works if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Alu A useful in the treatment of scabies?
Alu A 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 Alu A treat Giardia?
Alu A 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.
Alu A does not kill the eggs of the worms. It acts against the larva and the adult form of the worms.
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