albendazole


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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

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.
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Albendazole is an anthelmintic or anti-worm medication.
The overall egg reduction rate of fortified porridge treatment and albendazole was 63.9 and 78.8 per cent respectively.
Successful treatment of disseminated Anncaliia algerae microsporidial infection with combination fumagillin and albendazole. Open Forum Infect Dis.
[25], quantitative determination of albendazole metabolites in sheep spermatozoa and seminal plasma by Batzias GC et al.
Evaluation of the effects of Antiheimithic Agents multiceps coenurosis in Sardinians Albendazole, Fenbendazole and Praziquantel in treatment of coenurosis in sheep.
Reasons for not taking Albendazole treatment: "the child did not have any symptoms" (49.6%), "did not know about the need for taking it" (50.3%).
Blood tests revealed eosinophilia and elevated creatine kinase levels, but Trichinella IgG results by ELISA were negative; he received a diagnosis of probable trichinellosis and was prescribed albendazole and prednisone.
This includes consumption of DEC and albendazole. The completion was considered as medicines consumed within 6 h and as a single dose.
Albendazole treatment (800 mgr/day) was continued for three months.
As pneumonia healed and pleural effusion resorbed after albendazole treatment, the pulmonary localization of M.
Parasitological examination, which revealed that 39.1% of the children attending the above-mentioned high school in eastern Afghanistan were infected with pathogenic intestinal parasites, helped implement appropriate treatment in line with current standards of the antiparasitic therapy.7 Of 535 children infected with nematodes (n=326, 23.8%), cestodes (n=118, 7.7%), trematodes (n=12, 0.9%), and protozoa (n=228, 16.7%), 132 were diagnosed with co-infections (mainly ascariasis+giardiasis, ascariasis+hymenolepiasis) and received combined therapy (albendazole+metronidazole, albendazole +praziquantel) (Table-I).
(9) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends one to 2 doses of ivermectin 200 mcg/kg as first-line therapy or albendazole 400 mg twice daily for 3 days as an alternative treatment (table).