Zentel 400mg Suspension

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Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Zentel 400mg Suspension

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Primarily used for

Parasitic worm infections
16.62
10 ml in 1 bottle
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Medicine Overview of Zentel Suspension

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Uses of Zentel Suspension

Zentel 400mg Suspension is used in the treatment of parasitic worm infections.
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Side effects of Zentel Suspension

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

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How to use Zentel 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Zentel 400mg Suspension at a fixed time.

How Zentel 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..

In Depth Information on Zentel Suspension

Expert advice for Zentel 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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Warnings
Special precautions for Zentel 400mg Suspension
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Zentel 400mg 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Zentel 400mg Suspension is safe to use during lactation. Hu
man 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.
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Driving
Zentel 400mg Suspension may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tir
ed, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
Zentel 400mg Suspension is probably safe to use in patients
with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Zentel 400mg Suspension may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Zentel 400mg Suspension should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zentel 400mg 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.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Evafem 2mg Tablet, Epsolin 50mg/2ml Injection, Barbinol 20mg/5ml Syrup, Beetal Tablet

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Zentel 400mg Suspension

Frequently asked questions for Albendazole

Zentel is an antibiotic. It is an anthelmintic drug and is used in the treatment of many parasitic infections.
Zentel 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 Zentel would not be effective.
Zentel 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 Zentel with fluconazole?
Zentel 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.
Zentel is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Zentel is used for the treatment of pinworms (Enterobius vermicolaris). Zentel is active against the larval and the adult stages. Consult your doctor before taking any medicines for worm infections.
Zentel is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is a prescription medicine.
Zentel 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.
Zentel 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 Zentel. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Zentel.
Zentel works if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Zentel 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.
Zentel 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.
Zentel does not kill the eggs of the worms. It acts against the larva and the adult form of the worms.
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