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Alben Tablet 1's

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Description
Alben 200 mg Tablet is an antiparasitic drug used in the prevention and treatment of parasitic infections caused by tapeworms, pinworms and hookworms. Each tablet contains albendazole - 0.36 g (as an active ingredient), as well as excipients. Alben 200 mg Tablet is an antiparasitic medication. It works by keeping the worms from absorbing sugar (glucose), thereby depleting their energy level. This causes the worms to die and treats your infection.
How to use
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Alben 200 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time. Child (12 to 24 months): 200 mg as a single dose (Half of Albendazole 400 tablet or 5 ml Albendazole suspension). Adults & children (over two years): 400 mg (400 tablet or 10 ml Albendazole suspension) as a single dose in cases of Enterobius vermicularis, Trichuris trichiura, Ascaris lumbricoides, Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus. In cases of strongyloidiasis or taeniasis, 400 mg (400 mg tablet or 10 ml suspension) as a single dose should be given for three consecutive days. Giardiasis: 400 mg (400 mg tablet or 10 ml suspension) once daily for five days. Albendazole in hydatid disease (Echinococcosis): In the treatment of echinococcosis, Albendazole is given by mouth with meals in a dose of 400 mg twice daily for 28 days for patients weighing over 60 kg. A dose of 15 mg/kg body weight daily in two divided doses (to a maximum total daily dose of 800 mg) is used for patients weighing less than 60 kg. For cystic echinococcosis the 28-days course may be repeated after 14 days without treatment to a total of three treatment cycles. For alveolar echinococcosis, cycles of 28 days of treatment followed by 14 days without treatment may need to continue for months or years. When three courses of therapy have been given in the pre or post surgical setting, optimal killing of cyst contents is achieved.
Precautions
This is known to be teratogenic and embryo-toxic in some animals. Therefore it should not be administered during pregnancy or in women thought to be pregnant. It should only be used in the treatment of echinococcosis if there is constant medical supervision with regular monitoring of serumtransaminase concentrations and of leucocyte and platelet counts.
Precautions: Elevations in hepatic enzyme levels and reversible reduction in total white cell count have occasionally been reported. These changes appear to be more common during treatment of E. multilocularis.