Albendazole 400mg/10ml single dose. For round worms and threadworms
Albendazole, marketed as Albenza among others, is a benzimidazole medication used for the treatment of a variety of parasitic worm infestations. It is a broad-spectrum anthelmintic, effective against roundworms, tapeworms, and flukes.
Albendazole is used for a wide range of diseases caused by parasitic worms including: giardiasis, trichuriasis, filariasis, neurocysticercosis, hydatid disease, enterobiasis, and ascariasis, among others.
Potentially serious side effects include bone marrow suppression which usually improves on stopping the medication. Liver inflammation has been reported and those with prior liver problems are at greater risk. Common side effects include: nausea, abdominal pains, and headaches. It is pregnancy category C in the United States and category D in Australia, meaning it may cause harm if taken by a pregnant women.
Albendazole was first discovered at the SmithKline Animal Health Laboratories in 1972. It is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medications needed in a basic health system.[7
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