This medication is used to treat specific tapeworm infections (such as neurocysticercosis and hydatid disease).
OTHER USES: This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the medication but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a disorder that is listed in this section only if it has been so recommended by the medical care professional.
This medication may be used to also treat other forms of worm infections.
Take this medicine by mouth with meals as directed by your physician, usually1 to 2 times daily. With water if you or your child have trouble swallowing tablets, you may crush or chew your dose and take it.
For some conditions (such as hydatid infection), your doctor may direct you to simply take this medication in a treatment cycle (for example, twice day-to-day with meals for 28 days then stopping the medicine for 2 weeks). Carefully follow your doctor's instructions.
The dosage is dependant on your body weight, medical problem, and a reaction to treatment.
Make use of this medication regularly to get the benefit that is most from it. To help you remember, take it at the time( that is same) each time. If your physician directs one to take this medication in a treatment period, it may be helpful to mark the calendar with a reminder of when you need to restart the medication.
Continue to just take this medication until the prescribed that is full is finished, whether or not symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medicine prematurily . may result in a return for the infection.
Other medications (such as for example corticosteroids, anti-seizure medications) may also be prescribed for your condition. Take those medicines exactly as directed by the doctor.
Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice when using this medicine unless your physician or pharmacist says you may safely do so. Grapefruit can increase the chance of adverse effects with this medicine. Ask your pharmacist or doctor to get more details.
Tell your doctor if the condition persists or gets worse.
Nausea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort, headache, or temporary hair loss may possibly occur. If any of these effects last or become worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Remember that your medical practitioner has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have side that is serious.
Tell your doctor immediately when you yourself have any serious adverse effects, including: severe headache that does not disappear, vision changes, yellowing eyes/skin, serious stomach/abdominal discomfort, dark urine, unusual tiredness, easy bruising/bleeding, signs of infection (such as sore throat that doesn't go away, temperature, chills), indications of renal issues (such as modification in the level of urine), confusion, very neck that is stiff.
Get medical help right away in the event that you have very serious side effects, including: seizures.
an extremely severe reaction that is allergic this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, difficulty respiration.
This is perhaps not a list that is complete of adverse effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Within the United States -
Call your doctor for medical advice about part effects. You may report effects that are side Food And Drug Administration at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side-effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking albendazole, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any other allergies if you are allergic to it; or to other benzimidazole anthelmintic drugs (such as mebendazole); or. This product may contain ingredients that are inactive which can cause allergy symptoms or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, specially of: liver disease, biliary tract problems (like obstruction), blood/bone marrow disorders.
This medicine may cause liver problems. Because drinking alcohol increases the risk of liver problems, limit beverages that are alcoholic making use of this medication. Seek the advice of your pharmacist or doctor for more information.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dental practitioner about all these products you use (including prescribed drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
During maternity, this medicine should be utilized only if obviously needed. It might harm an baby that is unborn. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Women of childbearing age should have a negative pregnancy test before starting this medication. Its essential that women using this medication use reliable forms of contraception (such as condoms, contraception pills) while taking this medication as well as for 1 month after treatment stops.
This medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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