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Drug Uses

Albenza is indicated for the treatment of parenchymal neurocysticercosis due to active lesions caused by larval forms of the pork tapeworm. This medicine may also be used for the treatment of cystic hydatid disease of the liver, lung, and peritoneum, caused by the larval form of the dog tapeworm.

How Taken

Albenza should be taken with food.

Warnings/Precautions

Albenza may cause fetal harm, therefore, you should begin treatment after a negative pregnancy test.
During therapy, because of the possibility of harm to the liver or bone marrow, routine (every 2 weeks) monitoring of blood counts and liver function tests should take place.
Talk to your doctor about possible harm to the fetus if you plan on becoming pregnant while on Albenza or within 1 month of completing treatment.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Possible Side Effects

The symptoms are usually mild and resolved without treatment.

Storage

Store between 20В° and 25В°C (68В° and 77В°F).

Overdose

In case of overdosage, symptomatic therapy and general supportive measures are recommended. Seek emergency medical attention.

More Information

If you suffer of hypersensitivity to the benzimidazole class of compounds or any components of Albenza, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.

Disclaimer

This drug information is for your information purposes only, it is not intended that this information covers all uses, directions, drug interactions, precautions, or adverse effects of your medication. This is only general information, and should not be relied on for any purpose. It should not be construed as containing specific instructions for any particular patient. We disclaim all responsibility for the accuracy and reliability of this information, and/or any consequences arising from the use of this information, including damage or adverse consequences to persons or property, however such damages or consequences arise. No warranty, either expressed or implied, is made in regards to this information.

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