Drug Uses For Albenza
Albenza is indicated for the treatment of parenchymal neurocysticercosis due to active lesions caused by larval forms of the pork tapeworm. This medicine may also be used for the treatment of cystic hydatid disease of the liver, lung, and peritoneum, caused by the larval form of the dog tapeworm.
How Albenza Is Taken
Albenza should be taken with food.
Warnings/Precautions For Albenza
Albenza may cause fetal harm, therefore, you should begin treatment after a negative pregnancy test. During therapy, because of the possibility of harm to the liver or bone marrow, routine (every 2 weeks) monitoring of blood counts and liver function tests should take place. Talk to your doctor about possible harm to the fetus if you plan on becoming pregnant while on Albenza or within 1 month of completing treatment.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Possible Side Effects
The symptoms are usually mild and resolved without treatment.
Storage Tips For Albenza
Store between 20° and 25°C (68° and 77°F).
In case of overdosage, symptomatic therapy and general supportive measures are recommended. Seek emergency medical attention.
More Information For Albenza
If you suffer of hypersensitivity to the benzimidazole class of compounds or any components of Albenza, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.