BROAD SPECTRUM ANTHELMINTIC
Each tablet or 5 ml suspension contains 200 mg. albendazole.
Albendazole (Vermizole®) is a benzimidazole derivative with a broad spectrum vermicidal, larvicidal and ovicidal activity. It inhibits protein synthesis and causes degenerative changes in the intestine and the enveloping membrane or capsule of the helminth (worm). Albendazole is poorly absorbed from the
intestine and rapidly metabolized in the liver to the active metabolite albendazole sulphoxide.
Effective against intestinal nematode and cestode infections. Single and mixed intestinal nematode infections including: Pinworm (Enterobius vermicularis),
roundworm V4scaris lumbricoidesl, whipworm (Trichuris trichiura), hookworm ancylostoma duodenale, Necator americanus) and strongyloides (Strongyloides stercoralis)
Cestode infections e.g. tapeworm (Taenia saginata, Taenia solium) cysticercosis (larval form of Taenia solium) and hydatid disease (Echinococcus granulosus)
Hypersensitivity to albendazole
Rarely, mild and transient cases of epigastric pain, diarrhea, nausea or headache may occur.
For Adults and children over 2 years:
Clinical infection Dosage
Whipworm (Trichuris) 400 mg in a single dose.
Pinworm ( Enterobius) 400 mg. in a single dose,may be repeated in 1-3 weeks.
Taenia 400 mg once daily for 3 day Hymenolepis nana
Neurocysticercosis 400 mg twice daily
( 15 mglkglday) for 8 days.
Hydatid diseases 400 mg twice daily
( For treating inoperable (15 mglkglday) for 30 days, cases and for prophylaxis to be repeated 3-4 times
before surgical removal with 2 weeks intervals.
For children under 2 years, a 200 mg dose is given. N.B. Shake the bottle before use.
Tablets: Strips of 2 or 6 tablets ( 200 mg ) in packs of 1 strip.
Suspension: Bottles of 30 ml ( 200 mgl5 rnl, ).
Keep all medicines out of reach of children
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