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Kealverm Suspension

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Composition for Kealverm Suspension

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Primary uses of Kealverm Suspension

Parasitic worm infections
MRP
9.87
10 ml in 1 bottle
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Medicine Overview of Kealverm Suspension

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Uses of Kealverm Suspension

Kealverm Suspension is used in the treatment of parasitic worm infections.
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Kealverm Suspension side effects

Common

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

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How to use Kealverm Suspension

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Kealverm Suspension may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Kealverm Suspension 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 Kealverm Suspension

Expert advice for Kealverm Suspension

  • 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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Kealverm Suspension related warnings
Special precautions for Kealverm Suspension
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Kealverm Suspension 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
Kealverm Suspension 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
Kealverm Suspension may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Kealverm Suspension is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Kealverm Suspension may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Kealverm Suspension should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Kealverm Suspension 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 Kealverm Suspension

Frequently asked questions about Albendazole

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