Albendazole IP

Albendazole is an anthelmintic (an-thel-MIN-tik) or anti-worm medication. It prevents newly hatched insect larvae (worms) from growing or multiplying in your body. It is a benzimidazole drug used for the treatment of a variety of parasitic worm infestations.

 

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•    Molecular Formula: C12H15N3O2S
•    Average mass: 265.331 Da
•    Monoisotopic mass: 265.088501 Da
•    Systematic name
Methyl [5-(propylsulfanyl)-1H-benzimidazol-2-yl] carbonate

USES:
It is effective treatment against:
•    Flatworms
•    Flukes
•    Tapeworm/cestodes
•    Nematodes
•    Enterobiasis (pinworm infection)
•    Toxocariasis
•    Hookworm
•    Cutaneous larva migrans (caused by Ancylostoma)
•    Filariasis
•    Myiasis

WHEN NOT TO USE!!
•    When you are allergic to albendazole, or to similar medications such as mebendazole (Vermox).
•    If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant during treatment. Use an effective form of birth control while you are using albendazole, and for at least 1 month after your treatment ends
•    liver disease
•    if you have ever had abnormal liver function tests

Treatment by Condition Related to albendazole
•    Infection caused by Microsporida Parasite Medications
•    Infection caused by Baylisascaris Worm Medications
•    Infection that causes Diarrhea – Giardiasis Medications
•    Infection caused by Worms – Clonorchiasis Medications
•    Tapeworm Infection of the Liver – Echinococcus Granulosus Medication
•    Skin Lesion caused by Worms Medications

Albendazole side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
•    signs of bone marrow suppression–sudden weakness or ill feeling, fever, chills, sore throat, mouth sores, red or swollen gums, trouble swallowing, easy bruising or bleeding; or
•    Liver problems–nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Common side effects may include:
•    stomach pain, nausea, vomiting;
•    dizziness, spinning sensation;
•    headache; or
•    Temporary hair loss.

MANUFACTURERS

Lasa Laboratory Pvt Ltd Mumbai India

 

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