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Zentel (Albendazole)

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Active Ingredient (Generic Name):

Albendazole

Indication:

Parasitic worm infections

Manufacturer:

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Packaging:

1 Tablet in 1 strip

Delivery Time

6 To 15 days

Category:

Zentel (Albendazole) - 400mg

400mgPricePrice/unitQuantityAdd To Cart
6 Tablet/s $6.00 $1 /Piece
12 Tablet/s $10.00 $0.83 /Piece
24 Tablet/s $19.00 $0.79 /Piece

Description

About Zentel tablet

  • Zentel is an antiparasitic or antiworm medicine.
  • Moreover, doctors call it anthelmintic.
  • Besides, physicians use it for treating parasitic worm infections.
  • However, it does not let newly formed insect larvae to survive.
  • Also, it stops their growth and multiplication inside the sufferer’s body.
  • Zentel is useful for the treatment of some infections due to worms.
  • However, these infections are dog tapeworm and pork tapeworm.
  • Zentel kills the parasites that give you an infection.
  • Moreover, it does not allow the infection to spread.

Uses

  • Zentel is helpful for the treatment of neurocysticercosis.
  • However, this is the infection due to the pork tapeworm.
  • Moreover, it usually attacks the eyes, the muscles and the brain.
  • This infection can be the source of vision issues, seizures, and brain swelling.
  • Zentel is also useful alongside operation to cure cystic hydatid disease.
  • This is the infection due to the dog tapeworm.
  • However, it normally attacks the lung and liver.
  • Moreover, it involves the abdomen lining that can harm these vital organs.

Other uses of zentel 

  1. Zentel is also at times useful for curing for infections due to:
  • Ascariasis
  • Whipworm Infection
  • Capillariasis
  • Visceral Larva Migrans, Toxocariasis
  • Cutaneous Larva Migrans
  • Trichostrongylosis
  • Cysticercus cellulose
  • Trichinosis
  • Strongyloidiasis
  • Echinococcus
  • Enterobius vermicularis
  • Filariasis
  • Pinworm Infection
  • Hydatid Disease
  • Elephantiasis
  • Neurocysticercosis
  • Giardiasis
  • Microsporidiosis
  • Gnathostomiasis
  • Liver Fluke
  • Hookworm Infection
  • Necator
  • Ancylostoma

How do Zentel pills work?

  • The pills of Zentel act as an antiworm or antiparasitic remedy.
  • Moreover, it acts by depriving the parasite of absorbing glucose or sugar.
  • Thus, it consequently depletes their levels of energy.
  • Hence, the process kills the parasites.
  • And it cures the infection.

How you need to use Zentel

  • You must abide by all instructions you get from your physician.
  • Moreover, you need to go through the entire medicine guides or leaflets.
  • Besides, the user should take the pill correctly as advised.
  • Also, you better swallow it with meals.
  • Maybe you cannot eat the entire pill.
  • Then the patient can chew or crush it and down it with fresh water.
  • The patient can get a prescription of other medications too.
  • Doctors prescribe them to stop some side effects of Zentel.
  • Or for fighting some effects that may occur when worms die inside the user’s body.
  • However, the doses of Zentel depend on the user’s weight, particularly among kids & teenagers.
  • Moreover, a user’s dose requirements can alter if a patient loses or gains weight.
  • Besides, you must take the medicine for the time doctors’ advice.
  • However, users must not avoid eating Zentel if their sings improve fast.
  • Moreover, skipping the pill can amplify the danger of the infection.
  • Also, this infection is resistant to the medicine.
  • However, Zentel cannot cure a viral infection.
  • You know them by name of common cold or flu.
  • Zentel is likely to raise your danger of infection or bleeding too.
  • Therefore, you must go frequently to your physician for tests.
  • Moreover, your liver function can need proper checking after two weeks.

Dosage

  1. For tablet dosage
  2. As to hydatid illness of peritoneum, liver, and lung:
  • The dose for adults weighing sixty kilograms or above depends on body weight.
  • However, only your physician can determine the dose and weight.
  • Moreover, the dose is normally Zentel 400mg twice a day.
  • Besides, you need to eat it for twenty-eight days with meals.
  • This is one cycle.
  • After it, you need not consuming the pill for fourteen days.
  • This is for a complete of three cycles.
  • However, the dose for adults weighing less than sixty kilograms depends on body weight.
  • But, only your physician can determine dose and weight.
  • However, your dose can be fifteen kilograms/ kg of your body weight each day.
  • Its prescription is two divided doses for twenty-eight days with meals.
  • After it, you need not consuming the pill for fourteen days.
  • This is for a complete of three cycles.
  • However, the dosage does not exceed eight-hundred mg each day.
  • For kids, only their doctors can decide the dose and its use.

Missed Dose

  • You need to eat the missed dose the moment you remember it.
  • Maybe the time for your regular dose is almost near.
  • Then you better miss the skipped dose.
  • Moreover, you do not need to take two doses together.
  • It may initiate overdose effects, however.
  • Perhaps, you skip more than one regular dosage.
  • Then tell your physician for the next dose.

Overdose

  • Possibly you overdose on the pill of Zentel.
  • Then you need to contact your GP quickly.
  • Overdose can trigger mild or severe reactions too.
  • If you notice anything, go to the hospital or nearby medical aid.

Side effects of Zentel

  1. You better seek medical care if you notice any allergic reactions.
  2. However, these reactions come up as difficulty breathing and hives.
  3. Moreover, it can be swelling of throat, tongue, lips or face.
  4. Also, you stay in touch with your physician if you observe:
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Feeling light-headed
  • Mouth sores
  • A seizure
  • Severe headaches
  • Increased pressure in your skull
  • Ringing inside the ears
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Vision problems
  • Pain behind the eyes
  1. Zentel common side effects are:
  • Headache
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Neck stiffness
  • Confusion
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Abnormal liver function tests
  • Stomach pain
  • Temporary hair loss
  • Dizziness
  • Spinning sensation

Precautions

  • Maybe you have an allergy to albendazole or mebendazole. Then consult your doctor
  • Perhaps you are fighting liver disease
  • Or you have an issue of bone marrow suppression
  • Possibly you have eye issues particularly with retina
  • You avoid breastfeeding
  • Zentel can harm a foetus

Interaction 

  • Carbamazepine
  • Phenytoin
  • Metronidazole
  • Fosphenytoin
  • Cimetidine

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