Cipla | Albendazole (Medication)
Albendazole is an anthelmintic or anti-worm medication. It prevents newly hatched insect larvae (worms) from growing or multiplying in your body by keeping the worm from absorbing sugar (glucose), so that the worm loses energy and dies. Albendazole is used to treat certain infections caused by worms such as pork tapeworm and dog tapeworm.
Albendazole is best taken with meals, especially with food containing fat, to help your body absorb the medicine better. To help clear up your infection completely, take this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor for the full time of treatment. ...
Along with its needed effects, the medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Side effects that don't need medical help unless they persist or get worsen include:stomach pain; nausea, vomiting; headache, dizziness; or temporary hair loss.
Other more serious side effects are:easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness; fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash; or fever with chills, body aches, or flu-like symptoms. If any of this occur seek medical help immediately. ...
Before using this medication tell your health provider if you are allergic to it, or to other medicines, foods, dyes or animals. Also provide to your doctor information about your medical problems, especially if you have or ever have had Cysticercosis involving the eye or liver disease.
It is not recommended to use this drug during pregnancy or breastfeeding without your doctor's advice. ...