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Albendazol STADA® 200 mg

 

Pack size: 

Box of 1 blister x 2 film-coated tablets.

 

Composition:

Each film-coated tablet contains albendazole 200 mg.

 

Shelf-life:

24 months from the date of manufacturing.

Store in a well-closed container, protect from light. Do not store above 30oC.

 

  • Indications and Dosage & Administration
  • Contraindications
  • Adverse reactions
  • Precautions

  • Pork tapeworm (Taenia solium) in the neurocysticercosis (in or out parenchymal neurocysticercosis).
  • For the treatment of cystic hydatid disease (Echinococcus granulosus) of the liver, lung and peritoneum before operable or inoperable.
  • Single or mixed infections caused by intestinal parasites, such as Ascaris lumbricoides, Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus, Trichuris trichiura, Strongyloides stercoralis, Enterobius vermicularis and Mansonella perstants, Wuchereria bancrofti, Loa loa.
  • Cutaneous larva migrant or visceral larva migrans caused by Toxocara canis or T. cati.
  • Giardiasis caused by Giardia duodenalis.
  • Trematode infections caused by Clonorchis sinensis.
     
  • The tablets may be chewed and drunk or crushed and mixed with food. No special procedures, e.g. fasting or purging are required.
     
  • Pork tapeworm (Cysticercus cellulosae) in the parenchymal Neurocysticercosis
    Adults and children over 6 years, weighing more than 60 kg: 400 mg given twice daily with meals for 8 - 30 days.
    Weighing less than 60 kg: 15 mg/kg daily (not to exceed 800 mg daily), administered as 2 equally divided doses with meals, for 8 - 30 days. Courses of therapy may be repeated as necessary.
    Children under 6 years: Not doses.
  • Dog tapeworm (Echinococcus granulosus) (Alternating treatment with surgery)
    Dose ditto, but a administering the drug in three 28 days courses of therapy, separated by two 14 days albendazole free intervals.
  • Ascaris lumbricoides, Ancylostoma duodenale, Trichuris trichiura or Enterobius vermicularis 
    Adults and children over 2 years: A single dose of 400 mg. A further dose may be required after 3 weeks.
    Children up to 2 years: A single dose of 200 mg. A further dose may be required after 3 weeks.
  • Strongyloidiasis
    Adults and children over 2 years: 400 mg daily in a single dose by mouth for 3 days. Doses may be repeated after 3 weeks.
    Children up to 2 years: 200 mg daily in a single dose by mouth for 3 days. Doses may be repeated after 3 weeks.
  • Capillariasis
    Adult and children: 200 mg given twice daily for 10 days.
  • Cutaneous larva migrans
    Adults: 400 mg daily in a single dose by mouth for 3 days. Treatment for 5 - 7 days may be more effective and has not been associated with an increased incidence of adverse effects.
    Children: 5 mg daily in a single dose by mouth for 3 days.
  • Giardia
    400 mg daily in a single dose by mouth for 5 days. 
  • Clonorchis sinensis
    Children and adults: 10 mg daily in a single dose by mouth for 7 days.
  • Lymphatic filariasis (Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia melafi), potential filariasis infection (tropical pulmonary eosinophilia)
    Diethylcarbamazine is considered the drug of choice for the treatment of filariasis in the larval and adult stages. In areas where filariasis circulated either a single dose of albendazole 400 mg and diethylcarbamazin (6 mg/kg) or ivermectin (200 microgams/kg) is effective in preventing disease transmission. These doses are given once each year for at least 5 years. 
  • Toxocara (visceral larva migrans)
    Adults or children: Same dose: 400 mg given twice daily for 5 days.
Or as advised by physicians.


 

  • Patients with a history of hypersensitivity to the compounds of benzimidazole clas or to any ingredient of the drug.
  • Pregnant women.

     

  • In short-term treatment (≤ 3 days), a few cases of gastrointestinal discomfort (epigastric pain and diarrhea) and headache are reported.
  • During the treatment of hydatid disease Echinocooccus or neurocysticercosis, where higher doses are used for longer time periods, side effects are more common and severe.
  • Usually adverse and side effects are mild and resolved without treatment. Treatment discontinuations are predominantly due to leukopenia or hepatic abnormalities.

Common

  • Fever.
  • Headache, vertigo, meningeal signs, raised intracranial pressure.
  • Abnormal functions.
  • Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting.
  • Alopecia (reversible).

Less common

  • Allergic reactions.
  • Leukopenia.
  • Rash, urticaria.
  • Acute renal failure.

Rare

  • Granulocytopenia, pancytopenia, agranulocytosis, thrombocytopenia. 

     

  • Before initiating therapy for neurocysticercosis, the patient should be examined for the presence of retinal lesions. Should be carefully when using any the pork tapeworm (albendazole), even when corticosteroids are used may cause irreparable damage when used to treat ocular or spinal cysts. Therefore, ophthalmic exams should be performed before treatment to rule out intraocular cysts. 
  • Albendazole metabolized in the liver to cirrhosis, drug clearance rate by the liver will decrease, thereby increases to accumulate drug and increased adverse effects of albendazole. Therefore, should be careful when used albendazole for those with hepatic dysfunction. Should be careful monitoring of hepatic function and platelet counts given twice cycle of treatment, high-dose and long-term therapy for pork tapeworm or dog tapeworm (Echinococcus).
  • Exclude pregnancy one month before initiating high-dose and long days therapy (with the method of contraception is not used hormone drugs and within and after 1 month treatment).
  • Pregnancy: Albendazole is not recommended for pregnant women. Women of childbearing age should begin treatment within 7 initial days of menstruation and should be cautioned against becoming pregnant while receiving albendazole or within 1 month of completing with the drug.
  • Lactation: Caution should be excreted when albendazole is administered to a nursing woman.
  • Effects on ability to drive and use machines: None.

     

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