Albendazole

About "Albendazole"

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.

Related Terms: Worm Infection, Deworming, Ivermectin, Complete Stool Examination, Constipation, Iron Defeciency Anemia, Iron Supplement

Recently Answered Questions


Is it safe to give Albendazole twice in a short interval?
Query: Hi doctor, My son is 1 year 5 month old now. He was treated with Albid suspension for worm before two months. Again he has same symptoms of worm infection now. What can I do? Is it safe to give him Albid or other medicine for worm within short interval of two months? Please suggest.  Read Full »
Dr. Deepak Patel
Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can give him Albid (Albendazole) 10 ml at night before sleep. But, I suggest you to give syrup Bandy Plus (combination of Albendazole and Ivermectin) 10 ml at night before sleep. Because, Albid contains only Albendazole while Bandy Plus contains Albendaz...  Read Full »
 
What is the dosage of Albendazole for worm infestation?
Query: Hello doctor, I have worms in my stomach. How to take Albendazole tablet? What is the dosage?  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. So considering you have worm infestation, I suggest you try the following: Tablet Bandy plus (Albendazole and Ivermectin) 400 mg or tablet Albendazole 400 mg, to be taken once after dinner and same dose to be repeated after two weeks. So you can have either of these af...  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 Modi
Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
 
My 6 year old daughter is very weak and refuses to eat. Can I give her Albendazole?
Query: Hi doctor,I have two kids, an 11 year old son and a 6 year old daughter. They both frequently complain about pain in their legs, which gets very severe many times and settles on giving them Paracetamol. I feel my daughter is very weak physically, and she refuses to eat everything except junk food...  Read Full »
Dr. Preeti Puranik
Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding the leg pain, it can be due to the growth of the bones and muscles in children. These generally settle down with time. Other reason can be vitamin D3 deficiency. So, consult a pediatrician for a check up. Any local cause can be identified after examining. The ...  Read Full »
 
How can persistent cough in a young child be treated?
Query: Hello doctor,My 4-year-old daughter has a lingering cough for the past two months. Is it true that if the child is not dewormed, symptoms of a cough and wheezing persist?  Read Full »
Dr. Baratu Bhaisara
Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Always it is advisable that the child is dewormed every six months. Bandy-Plus (Ivermectin and Albendazole) 5 mL once in the night after meals. Since the child is having a cough for two months, it is advisable to have an X-ray of the chest. Does your child have ...  Read Full »
 
My baby is failing to gain weight. Is it due to worms?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a 7-month-old baby who is failing to gain weight and whose brother 5 years old has Ascaris worm and I believe flukes (still to confirm). The baby has been given Albendazole 2.5 ml one dose every five days and is not getting better. I would like to give it more often or maybe co...  Read Full »
Dr. Rakesh Radheshyam Gupta
Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Worms are very rare in babies 7 months of age. There is no need to give Albendazole. His weight of 7.3 kg is normal. After 6 months of age, the weight gain process slows down. If your baby is active and has achieved milestones appropriate for his age, then there is no ...  Read Full »
 
I have stomach pain when I pass stools. Please suggest a medicine.
Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from a disease of the stomach for six months now. I feel a pain in my stomach when I pass stools. My stool is like mud or liquid, but not like water. I have consulted many doctors but I do not have relief yet. Please tell me what I should do. I am very worried.  Read Full »
Dr. Noushif M
Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your problems are not too worrisome. It can happen normally as well. I suggest you take the following medicines: Albendazole tablet 400 mg (for worms). Lactobacillus granules (Vizylac or Darolac) daily once for a week. Increase the intake of leafy vegetables, peas, bea...  Read Full »
 
My daughter is grinding her teeth badly. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 14 months old. I had given her a 5 mL dosage of Albendazole before a month. She was doing all fine. From the last week, she has a cold and cough. It is not bad and, whenever she has a cold, she recovers fast.  This time, she is grinding her teeth so bad. I was advised that...  Read Full »
Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim
Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is common for babies of this age group to exhibit this phenomenon, and it has nothing to do with Albendazole. It is because children at this age start to develop molar teeth, which is a little bit painful and irritating. So, do not worry. It is a time bound process an...  Read Full »
 
My son is 4.5 years old. He is complaining of a weird tickling feeling. Please help.
Query: Dear Doctor, My son is 4.5 years old. Since the last 2 months, he is complaining about a weird tickling feeling in stomach, penis and anus. Please help.  Read Full »
Dr. Suneetha B S
Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you give him deworming medicine regularly? These symptoms may sometimes indicate worms in the intestinal tract. Give him zentel syrup (it contains albendazole) 5mL at bedtime for 2 days. It is available as a 10ml bottle. Give 5ml on one night and the remaining 5ml on ...  Read Full »
 
For a 20 months old, how often can we give Bandy plus syrup ?
Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 20 months old and her weight is only 10.5 kg. She is not increasing her weight. But, she is very active. We had given Bandy syrup for worm problem, but still she keeps her fingers near anus. I would like to know the reason for such behavior. Could you please suggest me wh...  Read Full »
Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim
Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Weight of 10.5 kg for 20 months old child seems a little bit less, but not that much of a cause to worry. Syrup Bandy (Albendazole and Ivermectin) can be given every six months once for worms. I would advise that all people living with the child should take a tablet or sy...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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