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Azoltel 400
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Azoltel 400 contains albendazole which is a benzimidazole carbamate derivative which is structurally related to hiabendazole and mebendazole. It has a wide spectrum of activity against intestinal nematodes.

Pack size Box of 1 tablet, 10 tablets.
Shelf-life 24 months
Composition Albendazole
Dosage forms and strengths Chewable tablet: 400 mg
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PRESCRIBING INFORMATION

Indications:

  • 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.

Dosage:

  • 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), in 2 divided doses with meals, for 8 – 30 days. Dose may be repeated, if needed. 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 or Trichuris trichiura Enterobius vermicularis: A single dose of 400 mg (Children £ 2 years: 200 mg). Doses may be repeated 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.

Usage:

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.
  • 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 should be aware of how they react to Azoltel 400 before driving or operating machinery (cause headache, vertigo).