Medicine Overview of Nubend Tablet
Nubend 400 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of parasitic worm infections.
Side Effects of Nubend are Vomiting, Dizziness, Increased liver enzymes, Nausea, Loss of appetite.
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. Nubend 400 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Nubend 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.
In Depth Information on Nubend Tablet
- You have been prescribed Nubend 400 mg Tablet to treat infections caused by worms and other parasites.
- It should be taken with food.
- 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 Nubend 400 mg Tablet.
- Take a missed dose as soon as you remember it. Do not take 2 doses at the same time.
Nubend Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Nubend 400 mg 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.
Nubend 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.
Nubend 400 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Nubend 400 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Nubend 400 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Nubend 400 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Nubend 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.
Frequently asked questions about Nubend Tablet
Q. Is Nubend an antibiotic?
Nubend is an antibiotic. It is an anthelmintic drug and is used in the treatment of many parasitic infections.
Q. What is Nubend used for?
Nubend 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 Nubend would not be effective.
Nubend 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 Nubend with fluconazole?
Nubend 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.
Nubend is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Nubend effective for treating pinworms?
Nubend is used for the treatment of pinworms (Enterobius vermicolaris). Nubend is active against the larval and the adult stages. Consult your doctor before taking any medicines for worm infections.
Q. Is Nubend an over the counter product?
Nubend is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is a prescription medicine.
Q. Is Nubend safe in G6PD deficiency?
Nubend 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 Nubend kill tapeworms?
Nubend is active against tapeworms like Hymenolepis nana and Taenia spp. Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine for these worm infestations.
Q. Does Nubend cause diarrhoea?
Diarrhoea is an uncommon side effect of Nubend. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Nubend.
Nubend works if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Nubend useful in the treatment of scabies?
Nubend 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 Nubend treat Giardia?
Nubend 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 Nubend kill eggs?
Nubend does not kill the eggs of the worms. It acts against the larva and the adult form of the worms.
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