- Browse medications
Albenza Albendazole and/or alternatives
Albenza 400mgMarketed as Zentel in India Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline Inc. Source Country : India
Shipped from : India
Albenza 400mgMarketed as Eskazole in Australia Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline Inc. Source Country : Australia
Shipped from : Australia
Albenza 200mgMarketed as Andazol in Turkey Manufacturer: Biopharma Source Country : Turkey
Shipped from : Turkey
This product is currently unavailable.
Albendazole 200mgGeneric Alternative to Albenza 200mg
Marketed as Andazol in Turkey Manufacturer: Biopharma Source Country : Turkey
Shipped from : Turkey
Albendazole 400mgGeneric Alternative to Albenza 400mg
Marketed as ABD in India Manufacturer: Intas Source Country : India
Shipped from : India
- What is a Generic?
This item requires a prescription from your doctor
All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Please note that the source country, shipping country and/or manufacture may vary depending on availability.
Description of Albenza
Albenza is a medicine prescribed to get rid of worms in the human body. People buy Albenza to get rid of tapeworms, flukes and roundworms. The generic name of the drug is Albendazole. It is available in tablet form. It is classified as an anthelmintic.
Indications & Dosage of Albenza
Albenza is used for getting rid of all types of worms that invade the human body. The drug treats neurocysticercosis; these are lesions caused by the tapeworm found in pork. People also buy Albenza for the treatment of Hybatid disease, which is caused by a tapeworm found in dogs. Albenza is also widely used in Africa for the treatment of lymphatic fliariasis.
The drug attacks the cells that make up the intestines of the worms. This leads to degeneration and eventual death of the worm. Albenza is administered orally in the form of tablets. If the tablet is too big for children, it can be crushed and given as a powder with water.
The dosage of Albenza is determined as per the weight of the patient. Patients weighing more than 60 kg are given two tablets of 400 mg per day. Albenza is given with meals. In patients weighing less than 60 kg, the drug is given with a multiplier of 15mg per kg per day. The total intake per day is limited to 800mg. The drug is prescribed for a period of 28 days. A gap of fourteen days is to be maintained, and the treatment is again repeated for the same number of days. This cycle is repeated three times.
In the case of the pork tapeworm, the period of treatment can be anywhere between 8 days to 30 days. In this case the patient has to buy Albenza as well as some steroids that are usually prescribed by the physician.
Side Effects & Interactions of Albenza
Albenza may cause some abdominal pain. It may also lead to headache and nausea. It can also lead to a temporary loss of hair. The patient should remember that the doctor has prescribed Albenza with the best interests of the patient in mind. The advantages far outnumber the side effects of the drug.
The doctor is immediately to be informed if the patient feels sudden tiredness, bleeding or bruising, an allergic rash or swelling. Any trouble in breathing should also be reported. These are possible side effects that are not generally seen in patients using this medicine.
The drug may interact with praziquantel, cimetidine and theophyline. It is imperative to inform the physician about all the drugs being taken by the patient.
Warnings & Precautions of Albenza
The physician should be made aware of all allergies that the patient may have, including any to Albendazole. The entire medical history of the patient should be given to the doctor. Special care should be taken if the patient suffers from any disease of the liver or biliary tract. Albenza should not be taken by pregnant women. Women taking this drug should take precautionary measures to prevent pregnancy. The suggested means of birth control is birth control pills and condoms. The precaution against getting pregnant holds even till after one month of stopping the drug.
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: All medical content is supplied by a third party company who is independent from this web site. As such, this web site can not guarantee the reliability, accuracy, and /or medical efficacy of the information provided. In all circumstances, you should seek the advice of a health professional pertaining to drug, treatment and/or medical condition advice. Note that not all products are shipped by our contracted Canadian pharmacy. This website contracts with dispensaries around the world that ship products directly to our customers. Some of the jurisdiction include but are not limited to United Kingdom, Europe, Turkey, India, Canada, Vanuatu, Mauritius, and USA. The items within your order may be shipped from any one of these jurisdiction depending on the availability and cost of the products at the time you place your order. The products are sourced from these countries as well as others. Please note that the product appearance may vary from actual product received depending on availability. The content above has been supplied by a third party who is contracted to, and also independent from, this web site. This web site cannot guarantee the accuracy, reliability or medical efficacy of the content provided. It is suggested that you always seek the advice of a health professional for treatment, drug or medical condition advice.