Zentel (Albendazole IP)
What is Zentel (Albendazole IP) used for?
Zentel (Albendazole IP) is a type of anthelmintic (anti-worm) medication which is used to treat infections caused by pork tapeworm, such as neurocysticercosis, an infection of the brain. It stops the newly hatched larvae from growing and multiplying in the body, and also kills the tapeworm.
How should I use Zentel (Albendazole IP)?
Zentel (Albendazole IP) comes in the form of a tablet, which is normally taken with food. Adult patients may be told by their physician to take it twice per day, however as the dosage required varies depending on the condition being treated, you should follow the instructions of your physician. Patients treating neurocysticercosis may be told to take it for 8 to 30 days. Your physician will tell you the exact dosage required. Continue taking it until you have finished the entire prescribed amount, otherwise your infection may not be properly treated.
What are the side effects of Zentel (Albendazole IP)?
Patients taking Zentel (Albendazole IP) may notice:
You should discuss the risks of side effects with your physician before you begin using this medication, and tell your physician immediately if you notice any serious side effects.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Zentel (Albendazole IP). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.