Banworm 400 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Overview

Uses of Banworm Tablet
Banworm 400 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of parasitic worm infections.
Banworm Tablet side effects
Common
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
How to use Banworm 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. Banworm 400 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Banworm Tablet works
Banworm 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.
Banworm Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Banworm 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
Banworm 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
Banworm 400 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Banworm 400 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Banworm 400 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Banworm 400 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Banworm 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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Expert Advice

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  • You have been prescribed Banworm 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 Banworm 400 mg Tablet. 
  • Take a missed dose as soon as you remember it. Do not take 2 doses at the same time.
  • You have been prescribed Banworm 400 mg Tablet to treat a variety of parasitic worm infections.
  • It should be taken with food.
  • If you are unable to swallow the whole tablet, it may be crushed or chewed and swallowed with a full glass of water.
  • 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 Banworm 400 mg Tablet.
  • Your doctor may monitor your blood counts and liver function before you start taking this medicine and regularly throughout your treatment.
  • Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Inform your doctor if you develop signs of infection.
  • Do not skip doses and finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may increase your risk of further infection.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Banworm with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Conjugase
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Evalon
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Feofer
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Tibomax, Sibolone, Maxtib
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Lanadiol, Carried, Estova
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin, Notian
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Antep, C Lep, Ametol
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Mysoline
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun, Epikon, Sonal
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Milorgen, Fosphen, Fosentin
SERIOUS

FAQs

Q. Is Banworm an antibiotic?
Banworm is an antibiotic. It is an anthelmintic drug and is used in the treatment of many parasitic infections.
Q. What is Banworm used for?
Banworm 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 Banworm would not be effective.
Q. How does Banworm work?
Banworm 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 Banworm with fluconazole?
Banworm 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 Banworm safe?
Banworm is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Banworm effective for treating pinworms?
Banworm is used for the treatment of pinworms (Enterobius vermicolaris). Banworm is active against the larval and the adult stages. Consult your doctor before taking any medicines for worm infections.
Q. Is Banworm an over the counter product?
Banworm is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is a prescription medicine.
Q. Is Banworm safe in G6PD deficiency?
Banworm 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 Banworm kill tapeworms?
Banworm is active against tapeworms like Hymenolepis nana and Taenia spp. Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine for these worm infestations.
Q. Does Banworm cause diarrhoea?
Diarrhoea is an uncommon side effect of Banworm. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Banworm.
Q. Does Banworm work?
Banworm works if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Banworm useful in the treatment of scabies?
Banworm 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 Banworm treat Giardia?
Banworm 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 Banworm kill eggs?
Banworm does not kill the eggs of the worms. It acts against the larva and the adult form of the worms.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 26th Jun 2018.
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