Bendex 400 Mg Syrup 15 Ml
Albendazole medicine is used in the treatment of different types of worm infections such as neurocysticercosis, hydatid disease, echinococcosis, and pinworm infection.
Mode of drug action:
Albendazole is an anti-helminthic drug. It works by impairing the glucose uptake by the worms, thereby, causing energy depletion and worm death. It exhibits larvicidal, ovicidal and vermicidal activity.
What are the common side effects?
The common side effects of albendazole include abdominal pain, vision changes, diarrhea, dizziness, constipation, vomiting, headache, nausea, skin rashes, and itching.
Pregnancy: Unsafe Breast feeding: Safe under medical guidance Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required
Special precautions for safe use:
• Take the Bendex medication as per the instructions by the doctor.
• The Bendex drug can be taken with or without food, but taking after food is preferable.
• The Bendex medicine should be used with caution in the patients with liver or kidney disease and retinal lesions.
• Bendex medicine is contraindicated in pregnant and lactating women.
• Long-term use of Bendex may cause severe liver complications. Therefore, liver function tests should be obtained at least every two weeks during the treatment.
• A diet rich in fiber foods is beneficial to prevent constipation that occurs due to Bendex use.
• Bendex may also cause potentially life-threatening conditions such as bone marrow suppression which leads to aplastic anemia, leucopenia and pancytopenia.
• Bendex drug should not be discontinued unless instructed by the doctor. Because, stopping the drug abruptly may cause rebound effects.
What else should I know?
1. Does albendazole cause liver damage? Long-term use of albendazole may cause liver damage. The signs and symptoms of liver damage include dark yellow or brown urine, yellowing of the eyes or skin, pain in the right upper abdomen. Consult your doctor if you examine any of the above symptoms.
2. Is albendazole available without a prescription? No, albendazole is available only when prescribed by the doctor.
3. Can I take cimetidine along with albendazole? Albendazole may interact with cimetidine when used together. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking the drug.
4. Do I need to undergo liver function tests while on albendazole therapy? Yes, long-term use of albendazole may cause liver damage. Therefore, liver function tests are used to monitor your condition.
5. Does albendazole cause hair loss? Hair loss is one of the common side effects of albendazole.