Common "Albendazole" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Certain parasitic worms can get into the gastrointestinal tract and live and multiply there affecting your digestive health. Albendazole is an anthelmintic (deworming) medicine given to get rid of this worm infestation from the body and destroy their larvae (young ones) as well.

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I gave the wrong dosage of Albendazole to my baby. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 1 year 2 months old. The doctor prescribed Albendazole 5 ml-5 ml two doses in half an hour interval but by mistake, I had given 10 ml-10 ml dose of Albendazole. So, is there any problem?  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Kumar Modi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The recommended dose below 2 years of age is only 200 mg. Albendazole is an anthelmintic or anti-worm medication. It prevents newly hatched insect larvae. You have over dosed your child. As such child may be fine, keep a watch for adverse symptoms. If any, visit a Pe...  Read Full »

I noticed hair-like worms, which do not move in my stool. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to know whether I have a worm infestation. I saw two threadworms in the toilet. I took one course of Albendazole and laxatives. I had this infection previously and took Albendazole and Mebendazole. Then I felt discomfort and saw a long thick brown hair and spider-leg-like objec...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, they are roundworms such as ascariasis. You have already taken effective medications such as Albendazole (antihelmintic). And another drug of choice is Mebendazole, with the trade name Vermox. If you are still passing stool with these worms alive and moving, yo...  Read Full »

I had a constant headache and having severe stomach pain after taking drugs. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a constant headache for two days then I visited a close-by pharmacy and I was asked to treat malaria. I was given Metherine Forte tablets (Artemether 80 mg and Lumefantrine 480 mg tablets) and two cards of Paucofenacmol Caplets. Two days after taking the drugs as prescribed by t...  Read Full »

Dr. Ohams Ike Henry

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have a persistent headache in the frontal part of your head. Was there fever, chills, and rigor, were you feeling like vomiting, after taking those drugs prescribed for you? Did your headache subside? The medicines given at the pharmacy are fine for malaria, but ...  Read Full »

Is it safe to repeat Albendazole a month after deworming treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 3 years old, and she was given a single Zentel liquid before two months and an antibiotic course of Taxim O for five days after having a vomit, stomach ache and worm-like symptoms. She was back to normal. Then again after 15 days, it got recurred. Last month, after a proper...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The dose of Albendazole must be 10 ml as a single dose at night and not as 5 ml for the child weighing more than 10 kilograms. Clean your house thoroughly, and after that, all the members in the family are advised to take one dose of Albendazole as per weight at night o...  Read Full »

I have pain in my neck and arms despite taking Albendazole. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had oral sex with a gay. I am having sores on my penis. After three weeks all HIV symptoms appeared without fever. Additionally, parasite infection occurred. After 100 days I did a negative antibody test. After that, I had sex with my wife. She told me after two weeks she got a paras...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have gone through all tests for the whole body. Nothing is wrong, so I do not think any HIV infection is there. All tests are negative, parasitic infections are very difficult to control. It takes time. Albendazole is the drug of choice that your whole family membe...  Read Full »

Why is a white worm present in the stool and urine?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 4 years and 3 months old. Nowadays, we are seeing that she is wetting her bed. We checked urine RE. Everything shows normal. But we find that a tiny white worm is dancing in her stool and urine although after a regular checkup she has taken syrup Zentel (2 teaspoons). Pl...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concerns. These worms are due to worm infestation in the intestine and as a result, when they come from the anal region, they probably crawl to the vaginal area, and that is why you are seeing worms in the urine too. You need to give Bandy plus sy...  Read Full »

I am struggling with memory and negative thoughts. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have symptoms related to the mind and body. I have no clarity in thinking. I cannot make any decisions. Even if I do, the moment I make the decision, I get negative thoughts and a sudden jerk in my mind with a sensation of fear. Also, I have on and off memory issues. It appears fine ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query with keen interest and understand your concerns. Regarding the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I like to comment on the following things. Your vitamin B12 deficiency is corrected. There is excessive vitamin B12 in y...  Read Full »

I have severe anal itching due to intestinal worms. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am severely suffering from an intestinal worm infection. Four years back, I use to skip breakfast in the morning while in the hostel. I have to go to my college early and so I use to skip my breakfast. After this, I started to have severe intestinal worms with anal itchiness and rash...  Read Full »

Dr. Swati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please mention whether you have any worms coming from stools or just anal itching. If there is any perianal excoriation with any white-colored worms, then you need to do stool microscopy. It is not a dangerous thing and you need not be worried. You need to follow ce...  Read Full »

Both my sons are thin built and are fussy eaters. Kindly suggest a deworming syrup.

Query: Hello doctor, I have two sons. The elder one is 13 years old, and the younger one is 10 years old. I used to give them a deworming syrup Nemocid once in six months, twice with one week gap. Now I am doubtful that whether it works or not. I have not consulted any doctor yet. Could you please tell me...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I totally understand your concern. Nemocid contains Pyrantel Pamoate, which can be given for worm infection. The best deworming medicine is Tablet Albendazole. Since both of your sons are above 2 years of age, I suggest, one tablet of Albe...  Read Full »

Is Albendazole enough for treating worm infections in my stomach?

Query: Hello doctor, I have stomach worms. I have increased appetite, weight loss, excessive gas, and even a worm in my stool was observed. Is one dose of Albendazole enough or a full course of treatment is needed? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. Albendazole is a medication commonly used to treat intestinal worm infections, including those caused by species such as Ascaris lumbricoides (roundworm) and Trichuris trichuria (whipworm). The recommended dose and duration of treatment ca...  Read Full »

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