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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.
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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.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
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