Zentel (Albendazole) is an oral drug designed to treat different kinds of worm infections. The active ingredient is an anthelmintic that operates by starving and killing sensitive parasites and their eggs so that they may be excreted from the body. The medication is commonly used to treat threadworms, pinworms, roundworms, whipworms, tapeworms, and hookworms from the digestive tract and other tissues.
The common dosage of Zentel (Albendazole) for adults and children older than two years is two tablets taken each day for a course of medication lasting one or two weeks. It is important to always take the full course of tablets to make sure the entire infections is destroyed. A second dose or course of treatment may be necessary in more serious cases. It is important to take the tablets on an empty stomach. The tablets can be taken crushed, chewed, or swallowed whole. Ask your physician any questions you have to make sure you are using the medicine correctly.
Some side effects may occur while using Zentel (Albendazole). If you do experience any unusual effects contact your physician or pharmacist as some serious symptoms may require medical assistance. Side effects that may occur include:
Zentel (Albendazole) should not be used to treat patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or if you have liver disease. Also disclose any other chronic health conditions you have that may cause unexpected problems during treatment.