Drug: albendazole

Side effects which occurred with a frequency of = 1% include:
  • liver problems,
  • stomach pain,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • headache,
  • dizziness,
  • increased intracranial pressure,
  • meningeal signs,
  • reversible hair loss or thinning, and
  • fever.
Side effects which occurred with a frequency of <1% include:
  • blood disorders (decrease in red blood cells and platelets),
  • allergic reactions,
  • rash, and
  • itching.
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.
REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.

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Yes

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Tablets: 200 mg

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Tablets should be stored at room temperature between 20 C to 25 C (68 F to 77 F).

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The dosing of albendazole depends on which parasitic infection is being treated. When treating young children, tablets may be crushed or chewed and swallowed with a drink of water. Patients are advised to take albendazole with food.

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There are no adequate clinical trials of albendazole administration during pregnancy. Albendazole should only be used during pregnancy if the potential benefit of treatment justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Albendazole has been classified FDA as pregnancy risk category C.

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It is not known if albendazole is excreted in human milk. Due to the lack of safety data, albendazole should be used cautiously during breastfeeding.

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