Expent 250mg Tablet

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Store below 30°C

Introduction

Expent 250mg Tablet is an anti-helminitic medication. It is used in the treatment of worm infections. It works by killing the worms that cause infection. The killed worms are then passed in the stool.

Expent 250mg Tablet should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It should be taken with food, preferably at a fixed time. Avoid skipping any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. Simply take the next dose as planned.

Some people may experience headache, dizziness, nausea, hair loss and vomiting, as the side effects of this medicine. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. You may be monitored with blood tests and liver function tests throughout your treatment.

Uses of Expent Tablet

  • Worm infections

Benefits of Expent Tablet

In Worm infections

Expent 250mg Tablet is an antibiotic medicine which helps treat parasitic worm infections. It works by killing the worms and stopping the further growth of parasites causing the infection. These killed worms are then passed out along with stools. This medicine usually makes you feel better quite quickly. However, you should continue taking it as long as it is prescribed even when you feel better, to make sure that all parasites are killed and do not become resistant. This medicine is generally safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding, but you should ask your doctor.

Side effects of Expent Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Expent

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

How to use Expent 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. Expent 250mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Expent Tablet works

Expent 250mg Tablet is an antihelmintic medication. It works by binding to the muscle and nerve cells of worms, causing their paralysis. The worms are unable to move and are cleared naturally in stool.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Expent 250mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Expent 250mg Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Expent 250mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Expent 250mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Expent 250mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Expent 250mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Expent 250mg Tablet to treat a variety of parasitic worm infections.
  • It should be taken with food.
  • Do not crush, chew, or break the tablet. Swallow it whole with a full glass of water.
  • It can be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take it during pregnancy. Use birth control measures to prevent pregnancy while taking Expent 250mg 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Pyrimidine derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Antiprotozoal agents

Patient concerns

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I would like to know about a effective periodic worm medicine for my son who is 1.5 year and daughter who is 6
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
Albendazole is commonly used for worm infestation.
I have ring warm on the face from 4 month . What I do ? Good evening sir . I have ring warm on the hole face from 4 month .what I do for this ?
Dr. Dharamvir Singh
Dermatology
Plz share ur pic of ring worm
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FAQs

Q. Is Expent 250mg Tablet effective?

Expent 250mg Tablet is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Expent 250mg Tablet too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Can the use of Expent 250mg Tablet cause dizziness?

Yes, Expent 250mg Tablet can make you feel dizzy. At the beginning of your treatment, do not drive, operate machinery, work at heights, or participate in potentially dangerous activities; until you know how this medicine affects you.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Expent 250mg Tablet?

The use of Expent 250mg Tablet is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to any other ingredients of this medicine, and if you are suffering from asthma. Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions before taking the medicine.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Expent 250mg Tablet?

Keep this medicine in the container or pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Expent 250mg Tablet?

If you forget a dose of Expent 250mg Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Is Expent 250mg Tablet safe?

Expent 250mg Tablet is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

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Wockhardt Towers, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai 400051, Maharashtra, India
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