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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Kindly suggest diet recommendations to increase my twin babies weight.

Query: Hi doctor, I have twin boys and girls. They were born at 36 weeks with 2.6 boys and 2.25 girls. Later, a boy baby used to come on a correct, but a girl baby is still in the same condition. However, since I was 4 years old in a month, my weight has still been between 14 (boy) and 12.8 (girl). I do n...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Please stop consumption of the following items for both children: 1. Chips and chocolates. 2. Any outside food. 3. Bread and bread products. Along with the above, give the children the following medication to kill the worms: 1. Syrup Bandy (200 mg/5 ml) 10 ml for one dose only at night. After ...  Read Full »

Why does my 19 months old son not eat and keeps grinding his teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 19 months old. He is grinding his teeth most of the time. He is not eating well and takes only one spoon. After that, he has a feeling of vomiting. I am giving food with a long interval between every bite. I am giving him only mashed foods. Previously, he was taking two idlis an...  Read Full »

Dr. Samir Bhatia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern regarding your child. Grinding is a common phenomenon occuring in children till six years. Most of the children stop doing it by six years. If he has grinding after this age, you can give him plenty of water. For Albendazole, you can give h...  Read Full »

What is the reason for mucus covered stool in a child?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is (2 years old) and his poop has a large mucoid wrapped around his stool. It stopped for two days and I noticed it again today. He has not been on any medication. No obvious blood stains and he has been active with no abdominal pain. Please, I would like to know if this is a t...  Read Full »

Dr. Parmar Vishal Himatlal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, I got your concern. Let me help you. From all these available information what I can say is that if he is active, playful, and eating well then just do not worry. Some toddlers have such kind of problems. If he continues to do so then will do stool routine repor...  Read Full »

What is the dosage for Nemocid?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 3 years old. He weights 25.57 lbs. He is given Nemocid for every six months for disinfection. What is the dose of Nemocid for him now? The previous dose was 2.5 ml. If Nemoacid is not suitable, what is the other medicine advised for him? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Simy Mathew

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can continue to give Nemocid (Pyrantel Pamoate) and follow the dose of 2.5 ml for every six months. If he has any other symptoms like anal itching, decreased appetite, and abdominal pain, you can give Nemoacid 2.5 ml twice a week. You can also give Bandy plus. It is...  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 had given a wrong dosage of Albendazole to my baby. Is there a problem?

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 »

Why is my daughter's growth not normal?

Query: Hi doctor, Today, I took my 4.8 years old daughter, who is about 28.6 pounds weight and 3 feet height, to a free growth screening camp. The doctor has suggested the following laboratory tests. LFT, KFT, TSH, CBC, P/S, ESR, vitamin D3, TTG, IgA level, urine and stool routine. She has also prescribed...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagasirisha Naredla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your daughter's weight and height are just on the lower side of normal. At this age, if everything else is normal, then height is usually constitutional or genetic, which depends on parental weight and height. They might have the growth spurt later. But, important th...  Read Full »

Can you feel scabies crawling under the skin?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancé and I moved to a new home and did the renovation five days ago. By the time we both developed skin rashes that looks like scabies, and our four children are safe. We used pinworm ointment and scabies medications to treat it. Symptoms are progressive. My fiancé and I can see...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand the reason for your anxiety regarding this problem. The pinworm does not infect skins; it is usually found in stools. You and your family are infected with two types of worms: pinworm, which is often found in the stool, and another worm in the ski...  Read Full »

Is it possible to have worms in stool even after taking Albendazole?

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 »

What is cutaneous larva migrans?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel like worms moving between my toes and feet with long slim white lines. They have two brown streaks and they bite with skin penetration and my skin turns white. They have penetrated my nostrils also and they have dark purple lines with two dots at the end. It looks like eyes. The...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your symptoms occur due to cutaneous larva migrains. It is a hookworm infection affecting skin caused by Toxocara. It comes from infected cats and dogs. It is best to do some tests to confirm it and start taking treatment according to it. You can do ELISA (enzyme-linked...  Read Full »

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