The drug "Albendazole" belongs to the category of anthelmintic drugs, has antimicrobial and antiparasitic action.
Pharmacological properties of the medicament Albendazole
Instruction for use informs you thatthe drug is effective for mono- and polyinvasia. The drug selectively affects the polymerization of tubulin, disrupts the activity of intestinal helminth cells, blocks the utilization of glucose and the movement of secretory granules in the muscle cells of worms, which causes their death. The medication is effective against the larvae of cestodes, trematodes and nematodes. The medicine is in the form of tablets.
Indications for use of the drug "Albendazole"
Instructions for use suggest usingmedicine for the therapy of echinococcosis of the lungs, liver and peritoneum, neurocysticercosis. The agent is prescribed for cystic echinococcosis in case of impossibility of carrying out the operation. With the help of the drug are treated racemose, intragastric and arachnoid cysts, ascaridosis, trichonelez, enterobiasis, ankylostomiasis, opisthorchiasis.
Contraindications of medicament "Albendazole"
Instruction for use warns thatIt is forbidden to use the medicine for hypersensitivity, to children under six years old, during pregnancy and lactation. With caution should be taken for cirrhosis of the liver, suppression of hemopoiesis, cysticercosis, liver failure.
The drug "Albendazole": dosage and application
The product is consumed after a meal, washed down with water, it is impossible to chew the capsules. At one time it is necessary to use 0.4 grams of the drug. Children dose determined from the account of their weight (6 mg per kg).
Side effect of the drug "Albendazole"
Instructions for use provide information onpresence of negative manifestations during therapy. The medicine can cause dizziness, vomiting, headache, nausea, abdominal pain. The drug "Albendazole" (tablets) can provoke the occurrence of itching, skin rashes, pancytopenia, thrombocytopenia, agranulocytosis, granulocytopenia, and leukopenia.</ p>