Eskayef Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
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It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Alben. Please consult your doctor.
Alben may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing b... View More
Alben is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harm... View More
Alben may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Alben is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alben may not be needed in these ... View More
Alben should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alben may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Inform your doctor... View More
Alben is an antiparasitic medicine, used for the treatment of parasitic worm infections. It works by killing the worms that cause infections and stops t... View More
Uses of Alben
- Parasitic worm infections
Side effects of Alben
- Increased liver enzymes
- Loss of appetite
How to use Alben
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Alben may be taken with or... View More
How Alben works
Alben is an antiparasitic medication. It works by keeping the worms from absorbing sugar (glucose), thereby depleting their energy level. This causes th... View More
- You have been prescribed Alben to treat a variety of parasitic worm infections.
- It can be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Use birth control measures to prevent pregnancy while taking Albe... View More
- Your doctor may monitor your blood counts and liver function before you start taking this medicine and regularly throughout your treatment.
- Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Inform your doctor if you develop signs of infection.
- Do not skip doses and finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may increase your risk of further infection.
Echinococcosis Adult: <60 kg: 15 mg/kg daily in 2 divided doses. Max: 800 mg/day. ?60 kg: 400 mg bid. Admin dose for three 28-day cycles w/ a 14-day dr... View More
Increased serum concentrations w/ dexamethasone, praziquantel and cimetidine. Decreased serum concentrations w/ aminoquinoline (antimalarials), carbamaz... View More
Monitor blood counts and liver function. Administer within 7 days of start of normal menstruation in women of childbearing age. Adequate nonhormonal con... View More
Albendazole sulfoxide (active metabolite), causes selective degeneration of cytoplasmic microtubules in intestinal and tegmental cells of intestinal hel... View More
Child: PO 15 mg/kg/day (max 800 mg/day) q12h
Mode of Action
Should be taken with food.
Helminthiasis, Echinococcosis, Neurocysticercosis, Enterobiasis, Ascariasis, Hookworm infections, Strongyloidiasis, Giardiasis, Filariasis
Pregnancy Category Note
>10% Headache,Neurocysticercosis (11%),Hydatid disease (1.3%),Abnormal LFT,Hydatid disease (15.6%),Neurocysticercosis (<1%) 1-10% Abdominal pain,Hy... View More
Pregnancy and lactation. Neonates. Hypersensitivity, liver impairment.
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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More