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Helminex 400mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Helminex 400mg Tablet

Parasitic worm infections
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Medicine Overview of Helminex Tablet

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Uses of Helminex Tablet

Helminex 400mg Tablet is used in the treatment of parasitic worm infections.
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Helminex Tablet side effects

Common

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

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How to use Helminex 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. Helminex 400mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Helminex Tablet 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.
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In Depth Information on Helminex Tablet

Expert advice for Helminex Tablet

  • 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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Helminex Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Helminex Tablet
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Helminex 400mg Tablet 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Helminex 400mg Tablet 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.
Driving
Helminex 400mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Helminex 400mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Helminex 400mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Helminex 400mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Helminex 400mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you develop signs of jaundice like yellowing of eyes and skin, itching, and clay colored stools while taking this medicine.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Helminex Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Albendazole

Helminex is an antibiotic. It is an anthelmintic drug and is used in the treatment of many parasitic infections.
Helminex 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 Helminex would not be effective.
Helminex 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 Helminex with fluconazole?
Helminex 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.
Helminex is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Helminex is used for the treatment of pinworms (Enterobius vermicolaris). Helminex is active against the larval and the adult stages. Consult your doctor before taking any medicines for worm infections.
Helminex is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is a prescription medicine.
Helminex 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.
Helminex 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 Helminex. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Helminex.
Helminex works if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Helminex 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.
Helminex 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.
Helminex does not kill the eggs of the worms. It acts against the larva and the adult form of the worms.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Helminex with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Helminex with Ethinyl Estradiol
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Ethinyl Estradiol: Estogen, Choice, Lynoral, Veronica, Cyclenorm E, Secam E, Ethinorm E, Ncnorm E, Evomid
Helminex with Tibolone
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Tibolone: Tibomax, Sibolone, Maxtib, Livial, Tibofem
Helminex with Estrogen
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Estrogen: Conjugase, Cornil, Espauz
Helminex with Fosfestrol
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Fosfestrol: Honvan
Helminex with Estriol
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Estriol: Evalon
Helminex with Primidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Primidone: Mysoline, Prolet
Helminex with Fosphenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Fosphen, Fosentin, Fosolin, Neofost, Rapitoin
Helminex with Phenobarbitone
SERIOUS
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