Ocalb Tablet

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Octane Biotech Pvt Ltd

Composition for Ocalb Tablet

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Primary uses of Ocalb Tablet

Parasitic worm infections
MRP
11.53
₹1.15/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Ocalb Tablet

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Uses of Ocalb Tablet

Ocalb Tablet is used in the treatment of parasitic worm infections.
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Ocalb 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 Ocalb 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. Ocalb Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Ocalb 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.

In Depth Information on Ocalb Tablet

Expert advice for Ocalb Tablet

  • Ocalb treats infections caused by worms.
  • Take with food.
  • Can be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Ocalb.
  • Take a missed dose as soon as you remember it. Do not take 2 doses at the same time.
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Ocalb Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Ocalb Tablet
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ocalb 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
Ocalb 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
Ocalb Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Ocalb Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ocalb Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Ocalb Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ocalb 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 Ocalb Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Albendazole

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

No substitutes found for this medicine
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