Zentel

Zentel Products are primarily used for

Parasitic worm infections

About Zentel Products

Uses of Zentel Products

Albendazole is used in the treatment of parasitic worm infections.

Zentel Products side effects

Common

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

How Zentel 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 Zentel Products

Expert advice for Zentel Products

  • You have been prescribed Zentel to treat a variety of parasitic worm infections.
  • It should be taken with food.
  • If you are unable to swallow the whole tablet, it may be crushed or chewed and swallowed with a full glass of water.
  • 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.
  • 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 Zentel Products

Frequently asked questions about Zentel Products

Frequently asked questions about Albendazole

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

Products for Zentel

Zentel Tablet
strip of 1 Tablet
Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
MRP
8.09
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Zentel Oral Suspension
bottle of 10 ml Oral Suspension
Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
MRP
16.76
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