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Hetrazan 100 Tablet

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Product introduction

Hetrazan 100 Tablet belongs to a class of medication called anti-helminthic. It is used in the treatment of worm infections and filariasis. It can act against both the larval and adult forms of the parasitic worms that cause filariasis.

Hetrazan 100 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 a headache, dizziness, vomiting, and abnormal liver function tests 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 Hetrazan Tablet

Benefits of Hetrazan Tablet

In Treatment of Worm infections

Hetrazan 100 Tablet is an antibiotic medicine which helps treat many parasitic worm infections. It works by killing and stopping the further growth of parasites causing the infection. 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.

In Treatment of Filariasis

Filariasis is an infectious disease caused by thread-like parasitic roundworms. The parasite transmits the disease to humans by the bite of a mosquito. This medicine kills both young and adult forms of the disease causing parasites and also prevents the further spread of the infection. Take it in the dose and duration prescribed by the doctor. Stopping the medicine too early may cause the infection to come back or worsen. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit.

How to use Hetrazan 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. Hetrazan 100 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Hetrazan Tablet works

Hetrazan 100 Tablet belongs to a class of medications called anthelmintics. It kills the parasitic worms that cause parasitic worm infections as well as Filariasis. This helps to treat your infection.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Hetrazan 100 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Hetrazan 100 Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Hetrazan 100 Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Hetrazan 100 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 Hetrazan 100 Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Hetrazan 100 Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Hetrazan Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Hetrazan 100 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Hetrazan 100 Tablet to treat a variety of parasitic worm infections.
  • It should be taken with food.
  • 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
Piperazine carboxamides
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Antiprotozoal agents

Patient concerns

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Facing problem with eosinophillia
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Take tab hetrazan 50 mg three times a day for three weeks
I have swelling in my legs on feet right at the bottom since last 3 months what to do Can i take hetrazan 100 mg
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do u have filaria first diagnosis should be made than only u can take such medicine
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FAQs

Q. What is Hetrazan 100 Tablet used for?

Hetrazan 100 Tablet is used to treat parasitic worm infection and filariasis (elephantiasis). Filariasis is a disease in which swelling of arms, legs or other body parts may occur. Hetrazan 100 Tablet is used to treat Bancroft's filariasis, eosinophilic lung, loiasis and river blindness (onchocerciasis).

Q. Can the use of Hetrazan 100 Tablet cause drowsiness?

Yes, Hetrazan 100 Tablet can make you feel drowsy. Avoid driving, operating on machinery, working at heights, or participating in potentially dangerous activities, especially during the initial days of your treatment. However, if your condition does not improve, consult your doctor.

Q. Is Hetrazan 100 Tablet effective?

Hetrazan 100 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 Hetrazan 100 Tablet too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Hetrazan 100 Tablet?

The use of Hetrazan 100 Tablet should be avoided in patients with known allergy to any other ingredients of this medicine. Also, patients who are suffering from asthma should refrain from using Hetrazan 100 Tablet. Therefore, inform your doctor if you have or had any medical condition before starting your treatment with the medicine.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Hetrazan 100 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. How does Hetrazan 100 Tablet work?

Hetrazan 100 Tablet belongs to a class of medicines known as anthelmintics. It works by killing both the larval and adult forms of the parasitic worms that cause Filariasis.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Hetrazan 100 Tablet?

If you forget a dose of Hetrazan 100 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 Hetrazan 100 Tablet safe?

Hetrazan 100 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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References

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