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Thiabendazole - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Thiabendazole

Generic Name : Thiabendazole
Pronunciation : thye-a-BEN-da-zole
Latest prescription information about Thiabendazole. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y41.4 | Therapeutic Classification : Antihelmintics
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Thiabendazole

International- Mintezol.
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Why is Thiabendazole Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a fungicide and parasiticide, prescribed for roundworm infections.  It may block egg and larva production and also an enzyme needed by the parasite.

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When should Thiabendazole not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in prophylactic treatment for pinworm infestation and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Thiabendazole?

PO- The recommended maximum daily dose is 3 grams.

How should Thiabendazole be taken?

It comes as a suspension to take by mouth, twice daily after meals.

What are the warnings and precautions for Thiabendazole?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney problems, dehydration, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness, drowsiness or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Do not use this medication to prevent worm infestations.

What are the side effects of Thiabendazole?

  Gastrointestinal: Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach problem, abdominal pain, jaundice, reduced bile fluid and liver damage.
  Central Nervous System: Dizziness, weariness, drowsiness, giddiness, headache, numbness, hyperirritability, epilepsy, collapse, confusion, depression, floating sensation, weakness and lack of coordination.
  Eye and ENT: Ringing in the ear, abnormal sensation in eyes, visual defect, blurred vision, reduced vision and drying of mucous membranes (mouth, eyes, etc.).
  Heart: Low blood pressure.
  Metabolic: Increased sugar level.
  Blood: Decrease white blood cells.
  Genitourinary: Blood in urine, bedwetting and presence of crystal in urine.
  Hypersensitivity: Itching, fever, facial flush, chills, rashes (including perianal) and redness.

What are the other precautions for Thiabendazole?

Monitor blood sugar regularly while taking this medication.

What are the storage conditions for Thiabendazole?

Store in a well-closed container at controlled room temperature (15-30C).




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