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Composition FOR GEKARE

Albendazole(400 mg)

food interaction for GEKARE

alcohol interaction for GEKARE

pregnancy interaction for GEKARE

lactation interaction for GEKARE

medicine interaction for GEKARE

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Gekare 400mg captab at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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.
Gekare 400mg captab is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Albendazole(400 mg)


Gekare 400mg captab is used in the treatment of parasitic worm infections

How it works

Gekare 400mg captab belongs to class of medications called anti-helminthic. Gekare 400mg captab works by keeping the worm from absorbing sugar (glucose), so that the worm loses energy and dies.

Common side effects

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


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Expert advice FOR GEKARE

  • 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 GEKARE


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.


Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)