Albenza Oral Tablet 200Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Albenza: Oral tablet (200mg)

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Albenza 200mg Tab
Amedra Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: SB 5500,ap 550 

What is this Medicine?

ALBENDAZOLE (al BEN da zole) is an antiparasitic. It is used to treat infections of tapeworms or other parasites.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Albenza: Oral tablet(200mg)
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Albenza 200mg Tablet

NDC: 520540550
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Neurocysticercosis, Cysticercosis, Hydatid Cyst Disease

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Microsporidiosis, Microsporidiosis Prophylaxis, Ascariasis, Taeniasis, Giardiasis, Trichinosis, Trichuriasis, Cutaneous Larva Migrans, Capillariasis, Trichostrongyliasis, Enterobiasis (pinworm Infection), Hookworm Infection, Strongyloidiasis

Storage Information
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Albenza 200mg Tablet
Drug Image file DrugItem_14826.JPG
Amedra Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: SB 5500,ap 550 
Shape: round
Color: white

Reported Side Effects for Albenza 200mg Tablet

Liver Infection Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
<16.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Liver Failure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Albenza 200mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
High Fat Foods and Albenza 200mg Tablet(Albendazole)
High Fat Foods and Albendazole(Albendazole)
Albendazole should always be taken with food, in particular a fatty meal, in order to increase its effectiveness. However, Grapefruit juice might interact with Albendazole. In theory, side effects (like headache, nausea, dizziness) from Albendazole may get worse if you take it with Grapefruit Juice. Do not significantly alter your intake of Grapefruit Juice while taking Albendazole.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Grapefruit juice and Albenza 200mg Tablet(Albendazole)
Grapefruit juice and Albendazole (systemic)(Albendazole)
Albendazole should always be taken with food, in particular a fatty meal, in order to increase its effectiveness. However, Grapefruit juice might interact with Albendazole. In theory, side effects (like headache, nausea, dizziness) from Albendazole may get worse if you take it with Grapefruit Juice. Do not significantly alter your intake of Grapefruit Juice while taking Albendazole.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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