Ben 200mg Syrup

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Your child’s medicine at a glance

Ben 200mg Syrup is effective against a range of parasitic worm infections in children. It restrains the worms from absorbing the body's essential nutrients, causing them to lose their energy and leading to their eventual death. The dead worms are then removed from your child’s body through the stool.

Give this medicine to your child by mouth, preferably with a fat-containing food such as milk. This will help your child’s body absorb this medicine better. In case your child vomits within 30 minutes of taking Ben 200mg Syrup, give the same dose again. The duration of the treatment depends on the type of worm your child is infected with. Usually, it is given as a single dose. Your child’s doctor may prescribe repeating this dose after two weeks to prevent re-infection. However, some specific types of infections may require you to give this medicine to your child for a few days to weeks. In such a case, you must give your child this medicine for the exact prescribed number of days because stopping this medicine too soon may cause re-infection.

Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, hair fall, mild fever, and sore throat are some of the common yet temporary side effects of this medicine. Rarely, it may cause bleeding which is a serious side effect of this medicine. Make sure to report to your child’s doctor if the side effects persist or become bothersome or if your child experiences bleeding.

Before taking this medicine, let the doctor know if your child has had any previous episodes of medicine allergy, seizures, liver impairment, kidney malfunction, stomach problem, or blood disorder. This information is critical for dose alterations and for planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Ben 200mg Syrup in children

  • Treatment of Parasitic Worm infections

Benefits of Ben 200mg Syrup for your child

In Treatment of Parasitic Worm infections

Worms negatively affect the mental and physical development of children. Children infected with worms are often underweight and have a reduced height as compared to other same-aged children. Ben 200mg Syrup helps treat a variety of worm infections like tapeworm and roundworm. It also prevents the infection from spreading by removing inactive forms of worms through stools. Deworming decreases anemia and improves nutrition. It also Increases growth, promotes weight gain, and improves mental and physical development.

This medicine is deployed for deworming in school-going children under the initiative called the ‘National Deworming Programme’ in which a single dose of this medicine is administered to children less than 2 years of age for prevention.

Side effects of Ben 200mg Syrup in children

Ben 200mg Syrup does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of Ben

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Hair loss
  • Fever
  • Sore throat

How can I give Ben 200mg Syrup to my child?

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Ben 200mg Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Ben Syrup works

Worms enter inside your child’s body when your child eats or drinks something that’s infected with a worm or its eggs. Once inside the body, these worms get attached to the inner walls of the intestines and can even enter other body organs. Ben 200mg Syrup works by keeping the worms from absorbing sugar (glucose), thereby depleting their energy level. This causes the worms to die thereby treating your child’s infection.

Safety advice

Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ben 200mg Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ben 200mg Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
No dose adjustments required in kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Ben 200mg Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ben 200mg Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Ben 200mg Syrup may cause elevated levels of enzymes in the liver. Monitoring of liver function tests (LFT) and complete blood count (CBC) is recommended while your child is taking this medicine.

What if I forget to give Ben 200mg Syrup to my child?

Do not panic. Unless your doctor has advised a specific regime for your child, you can give the missed dose as soon as you remember it. Skip the missed dose if it’s almost the time for the next dose. Do not give a double dose and follow the prescribed dosing schedule.

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Quick tips

  • Give this medicine to your child with a fat-containing food such as milk as it enables better absorption in the body.
  • Follow the prescribed dosage strictly. In case your child is prescribed to take this medicine for a few days, make sure to complete the dosage as stopping abrupting may lead to re-infection.
  • Worm infections are easily spread between family members. Your doctor may recommend treatment for all family members on the same day, whether or not they have any symptoms of infection.
  • Some self-care measures:
    1. Do not give raw or undercooked food to your child. Instead give a balanced diet, containing herbs, fruits, and spices of therapeutic value
    2. Encourage your child to wash their hands with soap and water every time they use the toilet as that will help prevent cross-infection
    3. Trim your child’s nails frequently to disable any source of worm infection
    4. Maintain a neat space and hygiene around your child.
  • Inform the doctor in case your child exhibits signs of allergic reaction like rash, itching, or any other sign of infection such as fever, blood in urine or vomit, bleeding from gums, or black, red, or tarry stools.
  • This medicine is known to elevate the levels of liver enzymes. Let the doctor know if your child exhibits any signs of a liver problem like dark urine, tiredness, upset stomach, light-colored stools, or yellow skin or eyes.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
2-Benzimidazolylcarbamic acid esters
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Antiprotozoal agents

Interaction with drugs

Taking Ben with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Evaride, Estratag, Esval-Sure
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Tibomax, Sibolone, Maxtib
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Vagimoist, Evolon
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Antep
SERIOUS

Patient concerns

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I have been diagnosed with stone in both kidney with size of 5.2 and 5.7 mm in each. Calculina syrup has ben advised to me. How much time will it take to remove these stones out?
Dr. Manju Singh
Homeopathy
t is difficult to predict the duration of treatment it totally depends upon the severity of the disease although you feel improvement within 15 days of treatment.Although after one month of taking medicines you can go for one ultrasound so that you can show the improvement.
She has bad ejection fraction of heart just 25 %how can increse by ayurveda is arjuna goli is effective or not pls inf Seems no one here
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
HI Bhavna ben You can take arjuna goli , but need to take full treatment for this case , so kindly consult a good ayurvedic doctor in your city & take complete treatment
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FAQs

Q. How can I know that my child is having a worm infection?

If your child complains of an itchy bottom (rectal area), difficulty sitting, fatigue, and restless sleep due to anal itching or persistent stomach pain with loss of appetite or frequent indigestion, it might indicate worm infestation. Another sign of worm infection is pica in which you may notice your child eating inedible substances such as mud. Speak to your child’s doctor as soon as you notice any of these in your child. The doctor may ask for your child’s stool and blood samples on 3 different days for examination. Depending upon the reports, the doctor will decide upon the treatment and prescribe your child with medicine.

Q. How can my child become infected with intestinal worms?

Children typically harbor the highest intensity of infection. The infection can be transmitted from the eggs of worms present in human feces which contaminate soil in areas with poor sanitation. Transmission can occur by drinking contaminated water or by eating contaminated vegetables and fruits without washing or peeling. Your child may also get infected by playing in the soil that is contaminated with the eggs of the worms. When your child returns home after playing, ask them to clean up using soap and water.

Q. What do deworming mean?

Deworming is the process of killing and expelling worms from the body. Ben 200mg Syrup is widely used for the deworming treatment for children.

Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Ben 200mg Syrup?

You can give your child medicines meant to relieve pain and fever unless your doctor has told you not to. However, there do exist some medicines that should not be given with Ben 200mg Syrup. So, to negate the risk of any side effects, talk to your child’s doctor before giving any other medicines to your child.

Q. What is the best time to give Ben 200mg Syrup to my child?

Ben 200mg Syrup can be given at any time of the day just remember to give it with a fat-containing food such as milk.

Q. Who should not take Ben 200mg Syrup?

Ben 200mg Syrup should not be given to children with known allergy to albendazole or any other similar medicines like mebendazole or thiabendazole, in the past. Signs of an allergic reaction may include an itchy skin rash, shortness of breath, and swelling of the face or tongue. Let the doctor know about all of your child’s medical conditions before giving the medicine. Let the doctor also know about any other medicines that your child is taking for any other conditions, as they may affect or be affected by this medicine.

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