This medication is used to treat certain tapeworm infections (such as neurocysticercosis and hydatid disease).
Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, headache, or temporary hair loss may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
It is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to the drug.
Before taking it, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other benzimidazole anthelmintic drugs (such as mebendazole); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease, biliary tract problems (such as blockage), blood/bone marrow disorders.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time(s) each day. If your doctor directs you to take this medication in a treatment cycle, it may be helpful to mark the calendar with a reminder of when you need to restart the medication.
Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using this medication unless your doctor or pharmacist says you may do so safely. Grapefruit can increase the chance of side effects with this medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
This drug may pose risks to your pregnancy, therefore please do not take this medicine without consulting your doctor first.
Common medications checked in combination with albendazole. Acetylsalicylic Acid(aspirin) Adrenalin (epinephrine) Albenza (albendazole) Amoxil (amoxicillin) Atarax (hydroxyzine) Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) Calcium 600 D (calcium / vitamin d)