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Composition for BRUTAL

Albendazole(400 mg),Levamisole(150 mg)

food interaction for BRUTAL

alcohol interaction for BRUTAL

pregnancy interaction for BRUTAL

lactation interaction for BRUTAL

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
You should avoid drinking alcohol, it can increase some of the side effects of levamisole.
Brutal 400 mg/150 mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Albendazole(400 mg)


Albendazole is used to treat infections caused by worms (round worm, tapeworm, pinworm).

How it works

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

Common side effects

Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Hair loss, Headache, Nausea, Vomiting
Levamisole(150 mg)


Levamisole is used to treat worm infections (hook and round worm) and also to treat colon cancer.

How it works

Levamisole belongs to class of medicines called imidazothiazoles. It works by slowing the growth of cancer cells and spread in the body. It also kills the worms by causing paralysis to worm muscles.

Common side effects

Nausea, Rash, Diarrhoea, Feeling of discomfort, Weakness, Dizziness, Bitter taste, Muscle pain, Sore lip, Sore mouth, Chills, Fever


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Expert advice for BRUTAL

  • 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 BRUTAL


Q. Is albendazole/Zentel safe?
Yes, albendazole/Zentel is safe at prescribed dose for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is albendazole/Zentel an antibiotic?
No, it is not an antibiotic. It is anthelmintic drug.
Q. Is albendazole/Zentel effective for or kill pinworms/pinworm eggs/all worms/all parasites/scabies?
Albendazole/Zentel is effective for killing the worms that causes the infection. Your doctor may prescribe this drug depending on the type of disease.
 Q. What is bandy plus tablet used for?
It contains the drug albendazole and is used for treating the infections like neurocysticercosis and hydatid disease.
Q. Does albendazole/Zentel work?
It works for the infections due to worms. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Q. Does albendazole require a prescription?
Albendazole is available only with doctor’s prescription.
Q. Does albendazole treat giardia?
It is not the first line of treatment for giardia, but can be used if doctor prescribes it.
Q. Does albendazole/Zentel cause diarrhea?
It may cause diarrhea. However, consult your doctor if you experience this side effect.
Q. What does Zentel treat/cure?
It is used to treat infections like neurocysticercosis and hydatid disease.
Q. How does a Zentel tablet work?
It works by killing the worms.
Q. How soon does Zentel work?
It depends on disease condition and other factors. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.


Q. Is levamisole illegal/ safe/ a stimulant/ gets you high?
Levamisole is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor. It is not an illegal or a stimulant drug and it does not make you high.
Q. How does levamisole kill worms?
Levamisole kill the worms by causing paralysis to worm muscles.
Q. What does levamisole taste like?
Levasimole has a metallic taste.


Content on this page was last updated on 17 June, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)