Albendazole

Albendazole

Albendazole is an anthelmintic or anti- worm medication. It prevents newly hatched insect larvae (worms) from growing or multiplying in your body.

Introduction

Albendazole is an anthelmintic or anti- worm medication. It prevents newly hatched insect larvae (worms) from growing or multiplying in your body.  

Albendazole is used to treat certain infections caused by worms such as pork tapeworm and dog tapeworm. 


Functions and Applications

Usual Adult Dose for Hydatid Disease:

 

Cystic hydatid disease of the liver, lung, and peritoneum due to Echinococcus granulosus:
60 kg or more: 400 mg orally twice a day with meals
Less than 60 kg: 15 mg/kg/day orally, given in divided doses twice a day with meals (maximum dose: 800 mg/day)

 

Duration: 28-day cycle followed by a 14-day albendazole-free interval, for a total of 3 cycles

 

When administering albendazole in the presurgical or postsurgical setting, optimal killing of cyst contents is achieved when 3 courses of therapy have been given.

 

 

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