Zentel Tablet

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Introduction

Zentel Tablet is an antiparasitic medicine, used for the treatment of parasitic worm infections. It works by killing the worms that cause infections and stops the infection from spreading.

Zentel Tablet should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Take it with or without food, preferably at a fixed time. Avoid skipping any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. Simply take the next dose as planned.

Some people may experience vomiting, dizziness, increased liver enzymes, nausea and loss of appetite as the side effects of this medicine. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. You may be monitored with blood tests and liver function tests throughout your treatment.

Uses of Zentel Tablet

  • Treatment of Parasitic infections

Benefits of Zentel Tablet

In Treatment of Parasitic infections

Zentel Tablet is an antibiotic medicine which helps treat many parasitic worm infections. It works by killing and stopping the further growth of parasites causing the infection. This medicine usually makes you feel better quite quickly. However, you should continue taking it as long as it is prescribed even when you feel better, to make sure that all parasites are killed and do not become resistant. This medicine is generally safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding, but you should ask your doctor.

Side effects of Zentel Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Zentel

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

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

How Zentel Tablet works

Zentel 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Zentel Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zentel Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zentel Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Zentel Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zentel Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Zentel Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Zentel Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zentel 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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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Zentel Tablet to treat a variety of parasitic worm infections.
  • 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 Zentel 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
2-Benzimidazolylcarbamic acid esters
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Zentel with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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Hello please guide me about dosage of Albendazole when to take and for how much days Thanking you
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Tab Zentel 1 tab stat
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FAQs

Q. Is Zentel Tablet an antibiotic?

Yes, Zentel Tablet is an antibiotic medicine. It is used to treat various infections caused by worms. Zentel Tablet should be taken only when prescribed by the doctor.

Q. What is Zentel Tablet used for?

Zentel Tablet is used for the treatment of infections caused by helminths (worms) like pin worms/thread worms, roundworms, hookworms, whip worms, liver flukes and tapeworm infections. Along with that, the medicine has shown good activity against some organisms that can survive without oxygen too, 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 Tablet would not be effective.

Q. How does Zentel Tablet work?

Zentel Tablet works by killing the larva and the adult form of the worm by reducing the energy source (glucose) of the worms. This helps to decrease the mobility of the worms and they die eventually.

Q. What is the best time to take Zentel Tablet?

Zentel Tablet should be taken exactly as advised by the doctor. Do not self-medicate. However, it may be given once or twice a day depending on the condition you are being treated for. It may be taken in the morning or evening. It is usually prescribed to be taken on an empty stomach but you may be asked to take it with food for treating some conditions. Follow your doctor’s advice carefully to get the most benefit.

Q. Does Zentel Tablet kill eggs of the worms?

No, Zentel Tablet does not kill the eggs of the worms. It acts against the larva and the adult form of the worms only. You may have to take a second dose two weeks later, to lessen the chances of reinfection. Zentel Tablet should be taken only as advised by the doctor. Consult your doctor if you have any doubts.

Q. Is Zentel Tablet safe?

Zentel Tablet is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. Is Zentel Tablet effective for treating pinworms?

Yes, Zentel Tablet an effective medicine which is used for the treatment of pinworms (Enterobius vermicularis). It shows active action against the larval and the adult stages of the worms. Consult your doctor before taking any medicines for worm infections.

Q. Is Zentel Tablet an over the counter product?

No, Zentel Tablet is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is a prescription medicine which means it can be bought with a valid prescription by a doctor only.

Q. Does Zentel Tablet kill tapeworms?

Zentel Tablet can work against tapeworms like Hymenolepis nana and Taenia spp. Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine for worm infestations.

Q. Who should not take Zentel Tablet?

Zentel Tablet should not be given to patients with known allergy to any other ingredients of this medicine, or any other similar medicines like mebendazole or thiabendazole, in the past. Signs of an allergic reaction may include an itchy skin rash, shortness of breath and swelling of the face or tongue. Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions before taking the medicine. Also, let your doctor know about any other medicines that you may be taking for any other conditions, as they may affect or be affected by this medicine.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Zentel Tablet?

If you forget a dose of Zentel Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

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Country of Origin: India

Expires on or after: September, 2022

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