||Albendazole - oral
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Albendazole is found to inhibit the polymerization of the parasite tubulin into microtubules. There is a higher affinity of albendazole to the parasite tubulin and so the activity is mediated mainly against the parasite rather than on the host. The loss of the cytoplasmic microtubules leads to impaired uptake of glucose by the larval and adult stages of the parasites. The worm is then unable to maintain energy production, which leads to immobilization and eventual death. A secondary acton of albendazole may be the be the inhibition of the enzyme fumarate reductase, which is helminth-specific.
|Albenza 200 mg - 30 Tabs
|Albenza 200 mg - 60 Tabs
|Albenza 200 mg - 90 Tabs
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Albenza Directions To Use
Take the tablets by mouth and follow the directions on the label. Swallow the tablets whole with a glass of water. You should take the medication with a meal to increase how much of Albenza gets into the body. The tablets may be crushed and mixed with applesauce or pudding, which is an easy way to give it to children. Don't take Albenza more often than directed. Finish the full course of Albenza prescribed by your doctor even if you feel better. Take at regular intervals. Parasite and worms death can be slow. Removing all parasites (worms) from the intestines can take several days.
Albenza Warnings and Side Effects
Albenza may cause fetal harm, therefore, you should begin treatment after a negative pregnancy test. During therapy, because of the possibility of harm to the liver or bone marrow, routine (every 2 weeks) monitoring of blood counts and liver function tests should take place. Talk to your doctor about possible harm to the fetus if you plan on becoming pregnant while on Albenza or within 1 month of completing treatment.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor as soon as possible: blurred vision, diarrhea (severe), difficulty breathing, fever or chills, sore throat, joint aches and pains, lower back pain, muscle aches and pains, redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including the inside the mouth, seizures (convulsions), skin rash, hives, or itching, unusual weakness or tiredness, yellowing of eyes or skin.
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor if they continue or are bothersome): thinning of hair, dizziness, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, which can occur when large numbers of parasites (worms) are present.
Albenza Missed Dose
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses. There should be an interval of at least 12 hours between doses.
Keep out of the reach of children. Store at room temperature between 20-25 degrees C (68-77 degrees F). Do not freeze. Throw away any unused medication after the expiration date.
In case of overdosage, symptomatic therapy and general supportive measures are recommended. Seek emergency medical attention.
Albenza More Information
If you suffer of hypersensitivity to the benzimidazole class of compounds or any components of Albenza, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
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