Zentel Tablet (Albendazole 400mg)
How does Zentel Albendazole works
Albendazole belongs to a class of medications called anti-helminthic. Zentel medicine keeps the worm away from absorbing sugar i.e. glucose so that the worm loses energy and dies.
What is albendazole used for?
Albendazole is an Anthelmintic or Anti-worm medication. It is used to prevent newly hatched insect larvae (worms) from growing or multiplying in your body. It is prescribed primarily for the treatment of some infections caused by worms such as pork tapeworm and dog tapeworm. Albendazole is sold under various brand names in the market, some of which are Albenza and Zentel (made by GSK). This medicine may also be prescribed for medical conditions not mentioned here.
Important Information about Albendazole
You should not take Albendazole anthelmintic or anti-worm medication (Albenza, Zentel) if you have a known allergy to it, or to similar drugs such as mebendazole. Prior to using this medication, you must inform your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs or if you have liver disease, or have ever had abnormal liver function tests.
Taking Albendazole with food will lower any chance of stomach upset. You must strictly complete the entire course of this medication even if your symptoms have subsided before the completion of the medication course.
Albendazole is a pregnancy category C drug. Avoid pregnancy as it may harm an unborn baby. You must not take this medication if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Inform your in advance about your pregnancy or any plans for a pregnancy in the near future to your doctor. Employ a good and effective birth control method when you are taking this medication. You must also not get pregnant for at least one month after stopping this medication. It is not known whether Albendazole can pass into breast milk and harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor first before taking this medication in case you are breastfeeding.
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Side Effects due to Zentel Tablet (Albendazole)
Some side effects of Albendazole (Albenza, Zentel) are nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, stomach pain, or temporary hair loss. These are not all the possible side effects due to Albendazole. There may be others. If you are facing any serious side effects, stop using this medicine and get emergency medical attention.
Albendazole Dosing Information
Remember to follow the dose set by your doctor.
- Do not intake this medicine if you are allergic to it.
- Take Zentel medicine with meals or some snacks.
- Take plenty of fluids and a fiber-rich diet to avoid constipation.
- Do not start or continue the albendazole buy without consulting your doctor in the following cases:
- If you have or ever had liver disease
- If you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant
- If you are breastfeeding
Buying Albendazole is relatively straightforward and can be done through our website. We have Albendazole products available in suspension format as well i.e. Zentel Oral Suspension. When placing an order, customers will need to provide their name and billing information as well as their payment details. We will process it and ship the product directly to your doorstep within 7-10 business days.
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Frequently asked questions about Albendazole
Q. Is albendazole/Zentel safe?
Yes, albendazole/Zentel is safe at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is albendazole/Zentel an antibiotic?
No, it is not an antibiotic. It is an anthelmintic drug.
Q. Is albendazole/Zentel effective for or kill pinworms/pinworm eggs/all worms/all parasites/scabies?
Albendazole/Zentel is effective for killing the worms that cause the infection. Your doctor may prescribe this drug depending on the type of disease.
Q. Is albendazole/Zentel available in Canada/US?
Yes, it is available in Canada and/US.
Q. Is albendazole/Zentel over the counter in USA?
Buy Albenza only with a doctor's prescription.
Q. What is a bandy plus tablet used for?
It contains the drug albendazole and is used for treating infections like neurocysticercosis and hydatid disease.
Q. Does albendazole/Zentel work?
It works for infections due to worms. It belongs to the antiparasitic drugs category. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Q. Does albendazole require a prescription?
Albendazole is available only with a doctor's prescription.
Q. Does albendazole treat giardia?
It is not the first line of treatment for giardia but can be used if a doctor prescribes it.
Q. Does albendazole/Zentel cause diarrhoea?
It may cause diarrhea. However, consult your doctor if you experience this side effect.
Q. What does Zentel treat/cure?
It is used to treat infections like neurocysticercosis and hydatid disease.
Q. How does a Zentel tablet work?
It works by killing the worms.
Q. How soon does Zentel work?
It depends on disease conditions and other factors. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
How should I take Albendazole?
Take Albendazole (Albenza, Zentel) strictly according to your doctor's direction or according to the instructions on the medication label. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Take Albendazole with food. If you have difficulty swallowing a tablet, you may chew or crush the tablet and then swallow it with a glass of water.
Albendazole is taken in some cases in a cycle of 4 weeks followed by 2 weeks of not taking the drug. This is repeated for a total of 3 cycles. Always store Albendazole in a cool and dry place.
Albendazole can lower white blood cells which are the main part of your body’s immune system. This may put you at a higher chance for infection, especially if you are exposed to an infectious atmosphere such as near or inside a hospital, a crowded place, or near sick people. Avoid such places or people while taking this medication or take necessary precautions. Your blood may be tested regularly to monitor the white blood cells.
What if I forgot to take a dose of Albendazole?
Do not miss a single dose of Albendazole. However, if you miss any dose take it as soon as you remember it. Do not intake the missed dose together with the next dose. Instead continue with the original schedule and never take multiple doses closer to each other.
What to do in case of an Overdose?
An overdose of Albendazole is not expected to cause any serious effects. However, if you think that you have overdosed on this medication, seek medical attention right away or call the Doctor immediately.
Things and Activities to avoid while using Albendazole
Albendazole can lower white blood cells which are the main part of your body’s immune system. This may put you at a higher chance for infection, especially if you are exposed to an infectious atmosphere such as near or inside a hospital, a crowded place, or near sick people.
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