Gekare 400mg Captab

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Primarily used for

Parasitic worm infections
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Pregnancy
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Medicine Overview of Gekare Captab

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Uses of Gekare Captab

Gekare 400mg Captab is used in the treatment of Parasitic worm infections.
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Side effects of Gekare Captab

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

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How to use Gekare Captab

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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Gekare 400mg Captab at a fixed time.

How Gekare Captab 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..

In Depth Information on Gekare Captab

Expert advice for Gekare Captab

  • 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
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Warnings
Special precautions for Gekare 400mg Captab
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Gekare 400mg Captab 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Gekare 400mg Captab 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.

A single oral dose of Albendazole is safe in lactating women.
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Driving
Gekare 400mg Captab may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired,
or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
Gekare 400mg Captab is probably safe to use in patients with
kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Gekare 400mg Captab may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Evafem 2mg Tablet, Premarin 1.25mg Tablet, Epsolin 50mg/2ml Injection, Beetal Tablet

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Gekare 400mg Captab

Frequently asked questions for Albendazole

Gekare is an antibiotic. It is an anthelmintic drug and is used in the treatment of many parasitic infections.
Gekare 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 Gekare would not be effective.
Gekare 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 Gekare with fluconazole?
Gekare 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.
Gekare is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Gekare is used for the treatment of pinworms (Enterobius vermicolaris). Gekare is active against the larval and the adult stages. Consult your doctor before taking any medicines for worm infections.
Gekare is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is a prescription medicine.
Gekare 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.
Gekare is active against tapeworms like Hymenolepis nana and Taenia spp. Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine for these worm infestations.
Diarrhoea is an uncommon side effect of Gekare. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Gekare.
Gekare works if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Gekare 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.
Gekare 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.
Gekare does not kill the eggs of the worms. It acts against the larva and the adult form of the worms.
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