How it works
Albendazole is an anthelmintic that prevents the worm from absorbing glucose and depletes its energy reserves eventually killing it.
Guidelines for Usage
Follow the dosage instructions provided by your doctor or as mentioned in the instruction booklet/product label.
Always use only as prescribed. Never exceed the dosage.
The drug may be used with or without food.
If you cannot swallow the tablet whole then you may chew it slightly.
Doctors recommend that you swallow the whole tablet/capsules with a glass of water unless it is specified that it can be broken or chewed.
NOTE: Use only if prescribed to you and intended for your use. Do not share with others.
It is common for people to forget their dosage times and miss doses.
Do not panic if you have missed a dose.
Instead, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Do not double up or take more than what the doctor has prescribed.
How do I store Albendazole
The medicine label contains detailed instructions regarding safe storage of the medication. Most medicines are best stored at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Some medications may require to be refrigerated. Please check the product label.
Keep it away from the reach of children. Ensure that it is not exposed to direct sunlight or moisture.
Ask your pharmacist about safely disposing off medication that is past expiry date.
Safety Information/ Warning Precautions
Discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider before you start using any new medication.
Ensure that you mention the following:
• Any prior serious ailment, lifestyle disease or surgery
• All the prescription drugs, OTC health supplements, herbal supplements that you are using currently
• Your alcohol intake and whether you smoke or not
• Any history of a known allergic reaction to prescription drugs or food
To be avoided
You must avoid using Albendazole if it you are allergic to any ingredient in it or if you have conditions like
Albendazole is known to cause drowsiness or dizziness. Your vision may be blurred and your judgement affected if you consume alcohol with this medication. So, avoid using alcohol while using Zyloprim.
These effects may also get aggravated due to hot weather or fever or severe exercise. So, be cautious when you stand up after a long time from a sitting or lying position. If you feel giddy then lie down immediately and seek medical help.
Albendazole can reduce the effectiveness of your birth control pills. Speak to your doctor about the risks of conceiving and also about using multiple forms of birth control.
Albendazole is known to weaken the immunity. So it is best if you avoid contact with people who have common cold, flu, chickenpox etc.
If your doctor has prescribed laboratory tests like complete blood counts and liver function then ensure that you do not miss out on them.
Important Information for Pregnant Women
The Drug is categorized under FDA pregnancy category D.
Discuss the potential risks with your healthcare provider before using the medication.
Certain medications may be found in breast milk so speak to your child’s doctor to rule out any possibilities of risk.