GlaxoSmithKline | Albenza (Medication)
This medication is used to treat certain tapeworm infections such as neurocysticercosis. Albenza is an anthelmintic or anti-worm medication. It prevents newly hatched insect larvae (worms) from growing or multiplying in your body.
It is used to treat certain infections caused by worms such as pork tapeworm and dog tapeworm. ...
Side effects of taking this drug may include:nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, headache, or temporary hair loss may occur.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur:vision changes, yellowing eyes/skin, severe stomach/abdominal pain, dark urine. Serious side effects may occur such as:unusual tiredness, easy bruising/bleeding, signs of infection (e. g. , fever, persistent sore throat), change in the amount of urine, severe/persistent headache, seizures, confusion, very stiff neck.
Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including:rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. ...
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to albendazole, or to similar medications such as mebendazole (Vermox).
Before using albendazole, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have liver disease or have ever had abnormal liver function tests.
Albenza can lower the blood cells that help your body fight infections. This can make it easier for you to bleed from an injury or get sick from being around others who are ill. To be sure your blood cells do not get too low, your blood will need to be tested on a regular basis. Your liver function may also need to be tested. Do not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor.
It is not recommended to use this drug during pregnancy or breastfeeding without your doctor's advice. ...