Brand: Albenza

Drug Type: Antiparasitic medicine

Form: Tablet

Age limit: 1 year and above

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Albendazole 400mg Tablet is used to treat parasitic infections caused by tapeworms. It reduces the energy sources of the parasite and eventually leads to their death. This medication takes two to five hours after its intake to visibly work in the body.  The sugar and the nutrients of the parasites are reduced and help in killing them. 


Administer Albendazole 400mg Tablet by mouth twice daily with food. The tablet should be swallowed as a whole. The dosing instructions are explained to the patient. It is in addition to the side effects of the drug. It is taken for anytime between eight to thirty days.  One should take this medication until the doctor sees fit. The doctor is in charge of the prescription. 


The side effects of Albendazole 400mg Tablet appear differently in different people. A higher dose of the medication could result in adverse side effects- the effects mentioned below. 

  • Neck stiffness
  • Confusion
  • Fever
  • Temporary hair loss
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Nausea

The physician knows how to manage the side effects. The medicine is taken duly to prevent further occurrence of side effects. Rare side effects may occur in some patients. It is tough to judge the side effects that may arise. 


The dosage depends on severity and patients response. 

  • For peritoneal, hepatic, and lung hydatid disease:

Adults weighing at least 60 kilograms (kg): The dosage must be decided by your doctor and is based on body weight. The normal dosage is 400 mg, given with meals twice daily for 28 days (1 cycle). After then, there are three cycles of not taking albendazole for a total of 14 days.

Adults under 60 kg: Your doctor will select the dose based on your body weight. The normal dosage is divided into two doses and taken with meals for 28 days at a rate of 15 mg per kilogram of body weight daily. After then, there are three cycles of not taking albendazole for a total of 14 days.

  • For neurocysticercosis: 

Adults and children weighing 60 kilograms (kg) or more—The doctor will adjust the dosage based on your body weight. The dosage is 400 mg taken twice daily with meals for 8 to 30 days.

Adults and children weighing less than 60 kg: Your doctor will determine the dosage based on your body weight. Typically, for 8 to 30 days, the dose is 15 mg per kilogram of body weight divided into two doses daily.


  1. The doctor is aware of all the patients medical problems like kidney and liver problems.
  2. Adverse side effects of combining Albendazole 400mg Tablet with other medicines exist. Book an appointment with the doctor if these side effects occur.
  3. Albenza may interact with several drugs, such as theophylline, cimetidine, dexamethasone, praziquantel, and antibiotics. Any medicine taken is disclosed to your doctor.
  4. Albenza should only be taken during pregnancy if it has been prescribed. A fetus is harmed. Before beginning this drug, women of reproductive age should have a negative pregnancy test. Inform your doctor immediately if you find out you are pregnant. Men and women are advised to use two reliable methods of birth control (such as condoms and birth control tablets) while taking Albenza and for one month after quitting the drug. If Albenza crosses into breast milk is unknown. Before breastfeeding, speak with your doctor.
  5. One should avoid taking this drug if one is allergic to any of its components. 

The doctor is the authority on what to avoid when taking this medication. Some precautions heeded are for a better outcome.


Albendazole 400mg Tablet interacts with other medicines and can reduce the effectiveness of the medication taken. The doctor informs the patient about the drugs that should not be mixed. The other drugs it interacts with stated below:

  • Avacopan
  • Binimetinib
  • Bosentan
  • Carbamazepine
  • Ivacaftor
  • Lidocaine
  • Nelfinavir
  • Primidone
  • Rifapentine

Being mindful of the drugs and their uses is essential. The diseases that interact with this medicine are Renal impairement, Neurologic dysfunction, and Hepatobiliary dysfunction.  


Active Ingredient Inactive Ingredients
Albendazole Lactose monohydrate
Sodium saccharin
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