Albendazole STELLA 200 mg

Albendazole STELLA 200 mg contains albendazole is a benzimidazole carbamate derivative. It is used in treatment of pork tapeworm, dog tapeworm, intestinal nematodes and cutaneous larva migrans.

Pack size Box of 2 tablets, 10 tablets, 20 tablets
Shelf-life 24 months
Composition Albendazole
Dosage forms and strengths Film-coated tablet: 200 mg
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  • Pork tapeworm (Taenia solium) in the neurocysticercosis (in or out parenchymal neurocysticercosis).
  • For the treatment of cystic hydatid disease of the liver, lung and peritoneum caused by the larval form of the dog tapeworm (Echinococcus granulosus) before operable or inoperable.
  • Single or mixed infections caused by intestinal parasites, such as Ascaris lumbricoides, Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus, Trichuris trichiura, Strongyloides stercoralis, Enterobius vermicularis and Mansonella perstants, Wuchereria bancrofti, Loa loa.
  • Cutaneous larva migrant or visceral larva migrans caused by Toxocara canis or cati.
  • Giardiasis caused by Giardia
  • Trematode infections caused by Clonorchis sinensis.


  • Pork tapeworm: Weighing ³ 60 kg: 400 mg given twice daily with meals for 8 – 30 days. Weighing < 60 kg: 15 mg/kg daily (£ 800 mg daily), administered as 2 equally divided doses with meals, for 8 – 30 days. Courses of therapy may be repeated as necessary. Children < 6 years: Not doses.
  • Dog tapeworm: Dose ditto, in three 28 days courses of therapy, separated by two 14 days albendazole free intervals.
  • Ascaris lumbricoides, Ancylostoma duodenale, Trichuris trichiura or Enterobius vermicularis: A single dose of 400 mg (Children £ 2 years: 200 mg). A further dose may be required after 3 weeks.
  • Strongyloidiasis: 400 mg (Children £ 2 years: 200 mg) daily in a single dose for 3 days. Doses may be repeated after 3 weeks.
  • Capillariasis: 200 mg given twice daily for 10 days.
  • Cutaneous larva migrans: 400 mg daily in a single dose by mouth for 3 days. Treatment for 5 – 7 days may be more effective. Children: 5 mg/kg daily in a single dose by mouth for 3 days.
  • Giardia: 400 mg daily in a single dose by mouth for 5 days.
  • Clonorchis sinensis: 10 mg/kg daily in a single dose by mouth for 7 days.
  • Lymphatic filariasis, potential filariasis infection: A single dose of albendazole 400 mg and diethylcarbamazine 6 mg/kg or ivermectin (200 mg/kg) effective in preventing disease transmission. These doses are given once each year for at least 5 years.
  • Visceral larva migrans: 400 mg given twice daily for 5 days.


The tablets may be chewed and drunk or crushed and mixed with food.

  • Patients with a history of hypersensitivity to the compounds of benzimidazole class or any components of the drug.
  • Pregnant women.

Common: Fever. Headache, vertigo, meningeal signs, raised intracranial pressure. Abnormal functions. Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting. Alopecia (reversible).

  • Ophthalmic exams should be performed before initiating therapy for pork tapeworm in the parenchymal neurocysticercosis to rule out intraocular cysts.
  • Caution when using albendazole for hepatic dysfunction patients, nursing women.
  • For women of childbearing age, albendazole should be used within the first 7 days of the menstrual cycle. Use contraception during and after stopping the drug 1 month.
  • Patients with rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, total lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption should not take this medicine.