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Mahabend 400 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Overview

Uses of Mahabend Tablet

Mahabend Tablet side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite

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

How Mahabend Tablet works

Mahabend 400 mg Tablet is an antiparasitic medication. It works by keeping the worms from absorbing sugar (glucose), thereby depleting their energy level. This causes the worms to die and treats your infection.

Mahabend Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Mahabend 400 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, 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
Mahabend 400 mg 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
Mahabend 400 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Mahabend 400 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Mahabend 400 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Mahabend 400 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Mahabend 400 mg 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.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Mahabend 400 mg Tablet to treat a variety of parasitic worm infections.
  • It should be taken with food.
  • If you are unable to swallow the whole tablet, it may be crushed or chewed and swallowed with a full glass of water.
  • It can be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Use birth control measures to prevent pregnancy while taking Mahabend 400 mg Tablet.
  • 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Mahabend with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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LIFE-THREATENING
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FAQs

Q. Is Mahabend an antibiotic?

Mahabend is an antibiotic. It is an anthelmintic drug and is used in the treatment of many parasitic infections.

Q. What is Mahabend used for?

Mahabend 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 Mahabend would not be effective.

Q. How does Mahabend work?

Mahabend 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 Mahabend with fluconazole?

Mahabend 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.

Q. Is Mahabend safe?

Mahabend is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.

Q. Is Mahabend effective for treating pinworms?

Mahabend is used for the treatment of pinworms (Enterobius vermicolaris). Mahabend is active against the larval and the adult stages. Consult your doctor before taking any medicines for worm infections.

Q. Is Mahabend an over the counter product?

Mahabend is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is a prescription medicine.

Q. Is Mahabend safe in G6PD deficiency?

Mahabend 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.

Q. Does Mahabend kill tapeworms?

Mahabend is active against tapeworms like Hymenolepis nana and Taenia spp. Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine for these worm infestations.

Q. Does Mahabend cause diarrhoea?

Diarrhoea is an uncommon side effect of Mahabend. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Mahabend.

Q. Does Mahabend work?

Mahabend works if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.

Q. Is Mahabend useful in the treatment of scabies?

Mahabend 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.

Q. Does Mahabend treat Giardia?

Mahabend 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.

Q. Does Mahabend kill eggs?

Mahabend does not kill the eggs of the worms. It acts against the larva and the adult form of the worms.

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