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Drug information on A Zole (400mg) (Albendazole) from Elegant Drugs Pvt Ltd

A Zole (400mg)

  Tablet  
Elegant Drugs Pvt Ltd
Generic : Albendazole
 82.00
400mg
10 Tablets
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Nov 06, 2013
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Medical Condition(s) for which A Zole (400mg) may be prescribed


Side effects of A Zole (400mg)

  Central Nervous System: Headache, seizures, confusion, raised intracranial pressure, dizziness/vertigo, signs that meningeal sings.

  Skin: Reversible hair loss, infection, hypersensitivity including rash and hives, allergic reactions.

  Gastrointestinal: Abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting.

  Genitourinary: Acute kidney failure, dark urine.

  Liver: Abnormal Liver Function Tests, inflammation of liver

  Blood: Decrease in the number of white blood cells, thrombocytes, hemoglobin.

  Miscellaneous: Fever.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Dosing of ALBENZA (albendazole) will vary, depending upon which of the following parasitic infections is being treated.
Hydatid cyst disease: PO- Adults >= 60 kg: 400 mg twice daily with meals for 28 days followed by a 14-day drug-free period. Repeat for 2 more cycles. For inoperable hydatid cysts, up to 5 cycles may be given.
Adults < 60 kg: 15 mg/kg/day (not to exceed 800 mg/day) given in two divided doses for 28 days followed by a 14-day drug-free period. Repeat as above. Children >= 6 years: 15 mg/kg/day given in two divided doses for 28 days, followed by a 14-day drug-free period. Repeat as above.
Cysticercosis or neurocysticercosis (larval form of T. solium): PO- Adults >= 60 kg: 400 mg twice daily for 8 - 30 days. Treatment may be repeated as necessary. Adults < 60 kg: 15 mg/kg/day given in two divided doses for 8 - 30 days. Maximum dosage 800 mg/day. Treatment may be repeated as necessary.
Children >= 6 years: 15 mg/kg/day given in two divided doses for for 8 - 30 days. Maximum dosage 800 mg/day. Treatment may be repeated as necessary.
Capillariasis: PO- Adults and Children >= 2 years: 200 mg twice daily for 10 days.
Cutaneous larva migrans: PO- Adults: 400mg once daily for 3 days.
Children: 5 mg/kg/day for 3 days.
Giardiasis: PO- Adults: 400 mg once daily for 3 days.
Microsporidiosis including Septata intestinalis infection: PO- Adults: 400 mg twice daily to 1600 mg twice daily has been used. Average dosage 800 mg twice daily. May take up to 2 months to see effect.
Intestinal parasites in immigrants: PO- Adults: 400 mg once daily for 5 days.
Strongyloidiasis or taeniasis † (tapeworm infection): PO- Adults and Children >= 2 years: 400 mg once daily for 3 days. May repeat course in 3 weeks. Children < 2 years: 200 mg once daily for 3 days. May repeat course in 3 weeks.
Trichinosis: PO- Adults: 400 mg twice daily for 15 days.
Trichostrongyliasis: PO- Adults: 400 mg as a single dose.

How to use A Zole (400mg)?

It comes in a tablet form to take by mouth (orally). Should be taken with food.

When is A Zole (400mg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in pregnant and breastfeeding women, neonates, patients with known hypersensitivity, and liver impairment.

Warnings and Precautions for A Zole (400mg)

Monitor blood counts and liver function.

• Patients being treated for neurocysticercosis should receive appropriate steroid and anticonvulsant therapy as required.

• It is important to take iron every day while you are being treated for hookworm infection because it causes anemia.

• Administer within 7 days of start of normal menstruation in women of childbearing age.

• Adequate non-hormonal contraceptive measures must be taken during and for 1 month after therapy.

• Perform liver function tests and blood counts before and every 2 wk during high dose therapy of hydatid disease.

• It may cause bone marrow depression.

• It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.

• In young children, the tablets should be crushed or chewed and swallowed with glass of water.

Other Precautions for A Zole (400mg)

Do not change the dose, without your Doctor's advice.

Storage Conditions for A Zole (400mg)

Store in room temperature in an airtight container and keep away from excess heat, moisture and children.



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