Combantrin A

Pfizer Ltd

Composition for Combantrin A Products

Combantrin A Products are primarily used for

Parasitic worm infections

About Combantrin A Products

Uses of Combantrin A Products

Albendazole is used in the treatment of parasitic worm infections.

Combantrin A Products side effects

Common

Side Effects of Combantrin A are Nausea, Vomiting, Dizziness, Loss of appetite, Increased liver enzymes.

How Combantrin A Products work

Albendazole 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 for Combantrin A Products

Expert advice for Combantrin A Products

  • You have been prescribed Combantrin A to treat a variety of parasitic worm infections.
  • 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 Combantrin A.
  • 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.

Patient Concerns about Combantrin A Products

Frequently asked questions about Combantrin A Products

Frequently asked questions about Albendazole

Q. Is Combantrin A an antibiotic?
Combantrin A is an antibiotic. It is an anthelmintic drug and is used in the treatment of many parasitic infections.
Q. What is Combantrin A used for?
Combantrin A 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 Combantrin A would not be effective.
Q. How does Combantrin A work?
Combantrin A 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 Combantrin A with fluconazole?
Combantrin A 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 Combantrin A safe?
Combantrin A is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Combantrin A effective for treating pinworms?
Combantrin A is used for the treatment of pinworms (Enterobius vermicolaris). Combantrin A is active against the larval and the adult stages. Consult your doctor before taking any medicines for worm infections.
Q. Is Combantrin A an over the counter product?
Combantrin A is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is a prescription medicine.
Q. Is Combantrin A safe in G6PD deficiency?
Combantrin A 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 Combantrin A kill tapeworms?
Combantrin A is active against tapeworms like Hymenolepis nana and Taenia spp. Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine for these worm infestations.
Q. Does Combantrin A cause diarrhoea?
Diarrhoea is an uncommon side effect of Combantrin A. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Combantrin A.
Q. Does Combantrin A work?
Combantrin A works if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Combantrin A useful in the treatment of scabies?
Combantrin A 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 Combantrin A treat Giardia?
Combantrin A 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 Combantrin A kill eggs?
Combantrin A does not kill the eggs of the worms. It acts against the larva and the adult form of the worms.

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Combantrin A 400mg Tablet
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COMBANTRIN A SUSPENSION 200 MG
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Pfizer Ltd
MRP
24.3
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