Albenza is specifically formulated to treat neurocysticercosis but it can also be used to treat other worm infections.
As a tablet, Albenza can be swallowed with water. It may also be crushed or chewed if you are having difficulties with taking it down whole. The dosage will depend on your weight, response to medication and medical condition. Usually though, Albenza is taken once or twice a day, with food. You may have to stop taking the drug after two weeks or as directed by your doctor.
Before taking Albenza, your doctor must be informed about your full medical history including your bone marrow condition and blood count. Your dosage will depend on your medical condition. You must also inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding. Tell him about medications you are taking. As much as possible, do not mix Albenza with other medications, especially Cimetidine, Corticosteroids or Praziquantel.
The main rule is not to double dose. This means that you skip a dose if it is nearly time for the next time. If that is not the case, take the dose as soon as you remember.
Store Albenza at a temperature between 20 to 25 degrees. Make sure that it is away from direct heat and light. Immediately discard expired medicine. Avoid contact with damp places, such as the bathroom or the kitchen sink.
It is rare for a patient to experience any side effects. Immediately contact your doctor, however, if you experience any of the following: abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, dizziness, nausea, tiredness, rash, fever or sore throat.
Immediately seek medical help.
During your consultation, alert your doctor to any hypersensitivity to benzimidazole. Albenza can be used to treat Capillariasis, Cutaneous larva migrans, Common roundworms (ascariasis), Hookworms (ancylostomiasis and necatoriasis), Pinworms (enterobiasis or oxyuriasis), Strongyloidiasis Trichostrongyliasis, Tapeworms (taeniasis), and Whipworms (trichursis).