Albenza (Albendazole 400 mg)
€39.80 – €123.90
Generic Albenza is the same medication as the brand-name product Albenza. The different name and a lower price are explained by the fact that it is made by another manufacturer and is not widely promoted. The medication is an anti-parasitic or anti-worm agent used for a variety or intestinal, tissue, and systemic helminths (worms) elimination in both children and adults. The standard dosage for adults with mild infections is 400 mg or a single pill a day. For children, the dosage is selected individually. To find out more about how to use the medication and avoid side effects occurrence, read our full article below.
What is the medication marketed as Albenza?
The medication you know as Albenza is based on the substance called Albendazole which was first used in veterinary in1975 and in people in 1982. It is an anti-worm medication with a broad spectrum. The name Albenza is just one of the names the medication is available under. It is registered by a certain company that advertises and promotes the brand. Naturally, the branded medications are more expensive than the ones with the same composition but a less known name. Considering that the active ingredient of the drug known as Albenza was discovered more than 40 years ago, it is only natural that the developer’s exclusive patent for the production of it had expired already. It allows other drug-making companies to do the same medicines and sell them cheaper. You can enjoy the same effect and a much lower price if when your doctor prescribes you to buy Albenza you opt for a less known drug with the same active substance. You can easily find such medicines looking for Generic Albenza.
How does the medication act?
Albenza or Generic Albenza is an antiprotozoal and anthelmintic preparation from the benzimidazole group of carbamate. It acts both against intestinal and tissue parasites in the form of eggs, larvae and adult helminths. The effect of the medication is due to the oppression of polymerization of tubulin, which leads to a disruption in the metabolism and death of helminths (parasitic worms). The drug has a very broad spectrum, i.e. it is effective against a variety of parasites such as Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, Taenia solium, Giardia lamblia, Enterobius vermicularis, Ancylostoma duodenale, Echinococcosus granulosus, and many others.
The medication destroys cysts or significantly reduces their size (up to 80%) in patients with granular echinococcosis. After treatment with Albendazole, the number of nonviable cysts increases to 90% compared to 10% in patients who have not been treated.
When taken by mouth, the medication is quickly absorbed but in the amount of only 5% of the taken dosage. The effectiveness of the medication can be increased if you take the pill with fat meals as fat improves the absorption of the active ingredient. The medication is metabolized in the liver and is excreted from the body within 8-9 hours. It is mainly excreted in bile and a small share of it is washed out in urine.
Can you buy Generic Albenza instead of the branded drug to cope with parasitic worms?
There is no need to get a more expensive branded medication when you can purchase a medication with the same composition and effect but a less known name cheaper. The generic version of Albenza is nothing more than the same medication simply made by another pharmaceutical company who didn’t develop the original formula and chose not to advertise the medication extensively so it could save on the production and promotion and offer a lower price per pill. The lower price is the best promotion for generics.
You should not worry about the quality or effectiveness of the medication when you buy Generic Albenza from a reliable vendor such as our online pharmacy. All generics are properly tested and certified before they are allowed onto the market. Besides, we work only with the most reputable generics makers such as Cipla, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi Aventis Pharmaceuticals, and others that are acknowledged as reliable drug-makers all around the world.
If you are opting for another seller, make sure to check that you get the right medication by checking the active substance name which must be Albendazole and the amount of it per pill so it corresponds to your doctor’s appointment.
When can you buy Generic Albenza?
Although the medication is used for a variety of parasites, it is important to get the right diagnosis from a qualified specialist before you buy Albendazole and start using the pills because first of all, the medication can be unsuitable for you, and secondly, because various worm infections require different dosage regimens and treatment course lengths.
The preparation can be appointed for the therapy of intestinal forms of parasitic worms and skin Larva Migrans syndrome, enterobiosis, hookworm and non-coronary disease, teniosis, strongyloidiasis, ascaridosis, trichocephalus, clonorchosis, opistarhoz, lambliasis in children, systemic worm infections, and others.
When shouldn’t you buy Albendazole?
The medications based on Albendazole are contraindicated to be used during pregnancy and if a woman plans to get pregnant soon, in hypersensitivity to the pills’ components, and if you suffer from retina damage.
Besides, you should buy Albendazole only if your doctor approves and use it carefully if you suffer from depressed bone marrow hematopoiesis, hepatic insufficiency, and cirrhosis of the liver.
If you have any other chronic or acute conditions not listed here, please still inform your doctor about them.
How Albendazole interacts with other medicines or substances?
The effect of the medication is enhanced if the pills are taken with high-fat food.
The blood plasma levels of the medication are elevated in simultaneous use of cimetidine, praziquantel, and dexamethasone which can lead to its overdose.
The effectiveness of the medication can be lowered in combined use with ritonavir, phenytoin, carbamazepine, and Phenobarbital as these medications lower the concentration of Albendazole in the body.
If you don’t find the medications you use on this interaction list, please still inform your healthcare provider in case you use any tablets, mixtures, supplements, and so on.
How to take Albendazole-based medications?
The medication is taken with food, preferably food high in fats. The intake should be made at the same time daily. The pills should be swallowed entirely without chewing but if a kid has a trouble swallowing the pill, it can be crushed and mixed with a small amount of water.
In adults, the majority of parasites are treated with 400 mg once a day but the treatment course durations differ based on the pathogen type.
Systemic parasitic infections are treated in adults with 400 mg taken twice daily. The course duration is based on the infection type and is appointed by a doctor.
For children, the dosages are calculated based on the body weight and the infection treated. The average dosage for simple infections is 6 mg per kilogram of the body weight. Systemic infections are treated with higher doses chosen by a pediatrician.
Usually, if a single treatment course is not sufficient, the same treatment course is repeated after the tests confirm the presence of a parasite three weeks after the end of the first course. Please do not repeat the course and do not buy Generic Albendazole if your doctor didn’t tell you to do so.
Since the medication is metabolized in the liver, people with liver dysfunction can suffer from severe negative reactions from the drug use. Therefore, within the first days of the medication use, they need to be under a strict doctor’s supervision.
What adverse reactions can the medication use cause?
The use of the pills can be accompanied by diarrhea, pain in the abdomen, nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, skin rash, skin itching, hair loss, fever, and others.
Make sure to discuss the possible adverse reactions and your actions in their occurrence with your therapist especially if you have any other conditions or take any other medications when you order Albenza to start the anti-worm therapy.
How is overdose with Albenza manifested and treated?
The symptoms of an overdose with the medication depend on the dosage taken. They can include nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, diarrhea, vision and speech impairment, loss of consciousness, jaundice, the brown-yellowish color of body fluids, and so on.
The treatment includes symptomatic measures, i.e. the measures to cope with the symptoms. There is no a specific antidote for the medication. If you suffer from severe adverse effects, make sure to seek medical assistance timely.
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