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Composition FOR ANTIWORM

Albendazole(400 mg)

food interaction for ANTIWORM

alcohol interaction for ANTIWORM

pregnancy interaction for ANTIWORM

lactation interaction for ANTIWORM

medicine interaction for ANTIWORM

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Antiworm 400mg syrup at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Antiworm 400mg syrup 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Antiworm 400mg syrup is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE
  • LIFE-THREATENING INTERACTION
    EVAFEM 2 MG TABLET 
  • SERIOUS INTERACTION
    EPSOLIN 50MG/2ML INJECTION, CARBAMAZEPINE 100MG TABLET, BEETAL TABLET & 6 more
  • SALT INFORMATION FOR ANTIWORM

    Albendazole(400 mg)

    Uses

    Antiworm 400mg syrup is used in the treatment of parasitic worm infections

    How it works

    Antiworm 400mg syrup belongs to class of medications called anti-helminthic. Antiworm 400mg syrup works by keeping the worm from absorbing sugar (glucose), so that the worm loses energy and dies.

    Common side effects

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

    SUBSTITUTES FOR ANTIWORM

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    • BENDEX 400 MG SYRUP
      (15 ML syrup in bottle)
      Cipla Ltd
      Rs. 1.57/ML of syrup
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      Rs. 23.57
      pay 5% more per ML of syrup
    • MYBEND 400MG SYRUP
      (10 ML syrup in bottle)
      Morepen Laboratories Ltd
      Rs. 0.75/ML of syrup
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      Rs. 7.50
      save 50% more per ML of syrup
    • TOKO 400MG SYRUP
      (100 ML syrup in bottle)
      Lark Laboratories Ltd
      Rs. 0.09/ML of syrup
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      Rs. 9.45
      save 94% more per ML of syrup
    • BENZOL 400 MG SYRUP
      (10 ML syrup in bottle)
      Reddy Pharmaceuticals
      Rs. 0.65/ML of syrup
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      Rs. 6.48
      save 57% more per ML of syrup
    • ANTH 400MG SYRUP
      (10 ML syrup in bottle)
      Solace Biotech Ltd
      Rs. 1.80/ML of syrup
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      Rs. 18
      pay 21% more per ML of syrup

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    Expert advice FOR ANTIWORM

    • 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

    Frequently asked questions FOR ANTIWORM

    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 tablets 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.

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    Q.

    Can I take albendazole with alcohol?
    No interactions have been reported when albendazole is taken with alcohol. However, it is not recommended to take albendazole with alcohol. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

    Q.

    Can I take albendazole with milk?
    There are no reported interactions between albendazole and milk. However, albendazole is to be taken empty stomach (without food) in some worm infections and with food in other worm infections. Please take your doctor's advise on how to take albendazole properly.

    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 in pregnancy?
    Albendazole is not recommended to be used during pregnancy. Do not take albendazole if you are pregnant or may become pregnant during the treatment as it has shown harmful effects in animals studies.

    Q.

    Is albendazole safe?
    Albendazole is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.

    Q.

    Is albendazole chewable?
    Albendazole is available as chewable tablets which may be crushed, chewed, or swallowed whole. Please check your pack insert for more details or ask your doctor or chemist.

    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 safe in breastfeeding?
    Sufficient human data on use during breastfeeding is not available. So, breast feeding should be stopped during and for a minimum of 5 days after treatment. Please consult your doctor before taking albendazole during breastfeeding.

    Q.

    Is albendazole available over the counter?
    Albendazole is not an over the counter (OTC) drug. It belongs to a class of prescription drugs and should be taken only when advised by the doctor.

    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 kill all worms?
    Albendazole is active against most of the helminths (worms) infection. However, please consult your doctor before taking any treatment for worms as there could be many worms against which albendazole would not be effective.

    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.

    Does albendazole kill 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 kill pinworm eggs?
    Albendazole is used for the treatment of pinworms (Enterobius vermicolaris). Albendazole is active against the larval and the adult stages, however, it has not shown to kill the eggs.

    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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    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)