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- What brand names are available for albendazole-oral?
- Is albendazole-oral available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for albendazole-oral?
- What are the uses for albendazole-oral?
- What are the side effects of albendazole-oral?
- What is the dosage for albendazole-oral?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with albendazole-oral?
- Is albendazole-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about albendazole-oral?
What brand names are available for albendazole-oral?
Is albendazole-oral available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: No (beware of fraudulent suppliers)
Do I need a prescription for albendazole-oral?
What are the uses for albendazole-oral?
Albendazole is FDA approved for the treatment of the following parasitic infections:
- Hydatid Disease Albendazole is used for the treatment of cystic hydatid disease of the liver, lung, and peritoneum, caused by dog tapeworm (Echinococcus granulosus) larvae.
- Neurocysticercosis Albendazole is used to treat parenchymal neurocysticercosis due to active lesion caused by pork tapeworm (Taenia solium) larvae.
- Off-label use Albendazole is also effective in treating infections caused by other parasites including Taenia saginata (beef tapeworm), Trichinella spiralis (pork worm), Trichuris trichiura (whipworm), Enterobius vermicularis (pinworm), Strongyloides stercoralis (threadworm), Ascaris lumbricoides (roundworm), Ancylostoma duodenale (hookworm), and Necator americanus (hookworm).
What are the side effects of albendazole-oral?
Side effects which occurred with a frequency of = 1% include:
- liver problems,
- stomach pain,
- increased intracranial pressure,
- meningeal signs,
- reversible hair loss or thinning, and
Side effects which occurred with a frequency of <1% include:
Other side effects of undefined frequency include:
- aplastic anemia,
- bone marrow suppression,
- decrease in white blood count,
- acute liver failure,
- hepatitis, increase in liver enzymes,
- severe skin rashes such as Steven-Johnson's syndrome, and
- acute kidney failure.
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