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albendazole

 [al-ben´dah-zōl]
a broad-spectrum anthelmintic used against many parasites, including in treatment of hydatid disease and cysticercosis.

albendazole

/al·ben·da·zole/ (al-ben´dah-zōl) a broad-spectrum anthelmintic used against many helminths and in the treatment of hydatid disease and neurocysticercosis.

albendazole

[al-ben′dah-zōl]
a broad-spectrum anthelmintic used against many parasites, including those that cause echinococcosis and cysticercosis.

albendazole

An inexpensive, benzimidazole-type scolicidal anthelmintic, with a broad range of anti-parasitic activity against nematodes (roundworms—ascariasis, enterobiasis hookworm infection, strongyloidiasis, trichuriasis), cestodes (flatworms—cysticercosis, echinococcosis), protozoa (giardiasis, microsporidiosis) and possibly microsporidiosis, which can be used in conjunction with percutaneous drainage for managing hepatic hydatid cysts.
 
Susceptible organisms
Ascaris lumbricoides, Giardia lamblia, hookworms (Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus, Hymenolepsis nana, Opisthorchis viverrini, Strongyloides stercoralis, Taenia solium, Trichuris trichiuria).
 
Adverse effects
Abdominal pain, headaches, vertigo, nausea, vomiting, alopecia, increased aminotransferase, neutropenia.

albendazole

Parasitology An inexpensive benzimidazole-type scolicidal anthelmintic, with a broad range of anti-parasitic activity against nematodes–roundworms, cestodes–flatworms, protozoa, and possibly, microsporidiosis; it is not FDA-approved; albendazole can be used in conjunction with percutaneous drainage for managing hepatic hydatid cysts Susceptible organisms Ascaris lumbricoides, Giardia lamblia, hookworms–Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus, Hymenolepsis nana, Opisthorchis viverrini, Strongyloides stercoralis, Taenia solium, Trichuris trichiuria Adverse effects Abdominal pain, headaches, vertigo, N&V, alopecia, ↑ aminotransferase, neutropenia. See Benzimidazole, Hydatid cyst disease.

albendazole

A drug used to get rid of roundworms, hookworms and other worm parasites and to treat HYDATID DISEASE. The drug is on the WHO official list.

albendazole

a benzimidazole anthelmintic with high efficiency in sheep and cattle against all intestinal nematodes, except Trichuris spp., and intestinal tapeworms and lungworms and, with increased dose rates, will kill adult liver fluke.
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Background & objectives: Albendazole, a commonly used anthelminthic drug that targets the polymerization of [alpha]- and [beta]-tubulin dimer is currently co-administered with the antifilarial drug, diethylcarbamazine citrate (DEC) in the ongoing Global Programme for Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (GPELF).
Treatment involves ivermectin and diethylcarbamazine in combination with albendazole, which results in rapid and sustained suppression of microfilaria but may not destroy the adult worms.
In recent years, albendazole has been used in Turkey commonlyfor 4to 8 weeks before and after surgeryto reduce the risk of metastatic spread during the operation (7).
Albendazole therapy for subarachnoid and ventricular cysticercosis: Case report.
2,6-8) We present the six-year follow-up of a case with involvement of the left femur, treated with an alternative surgical method and albendazole.
In seven of 11 patients, mebendazole was used (oral, 50 mg/kg/day), and in the other 4 patients, albendazole was used (oral, 10 mg/kg/day) for 2-4 months.
Studies that have compared the efficacy of praziquantel and albendazole have shown that most cases (80%-90%) respond well to both drugs.
While Albendazole is donated by GSK, diethylcarbamazine (DEC) needs to be purchased for the treatment of lymphatic filariasis in countries without river blindness.
National Deworming Days (NDD) are also conducted across the country twice a year covering out of school girls in which Albendazole tablets are administered for de-worming and further nutrition promotion.
7) Albendazole and praziquantel which are currently available both are effective though Albendazole is 2-3 times more efficient than Praziquantel, (8) also because of its low cost and availability it is used more widely.