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Molecule Description

Albendazole+Ivermectin is a combination medicine. It is used to treat intestina

l worm/parasite infections. It suppresses the growth of worm/parasite causing filariasis, a disease characterised by abnormal enlargement of different body parts especially legs. Albendazole+Ivermectin is available in the form of a tablet, chewable tablet, syrup, suspension, drops and oral liquid. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements you take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from, before starting albendazole+ivermectin.


Uses of Albendazole+Ivermectin

Albendazole+Ivermectin is used for the treatment of intestinal worm/parasite infections.

Contraindications of Albendazole+Ivermectin

When should one not use Albendazole+Ivermectin

If you are allergic to albendazole, ivermectin or similar medicines.

Side effects of Albendazole+Ivermectin

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea

Precautions and Warnings of Albendazole+Ivermectin



Can I use albendazole+ivermectin during pregnancy?
Albendazole+Ivermectin should not be used during pregnancy as no adequate & well-controlled studies are available in pregnant women, consult your doctor before using it. Use proper contraception during treatment.

Breast Feeding

Can I use albendazole+ivermectin while breastfeeding?
Albendazole+Ivermectin is secreted in breast milk in low amounts. Thus, your doctor will decide on either discontinuing the medicine or breastfeeding after assessing the potential risk on breastfeeding infant over the risk of delayed treatment on breastfeeding mother.


Can I drive if I have used albendazole+ivermectin?
Albendazole+Ivermectin may make you feel dizzy, thus you need to be cautious while driving.


Can I consume alcohol with albendazole+ivermectin?
Avoid consuming alcohol with albendazole+ivermectin as it may worsen your liver problems.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have problems with your liver
  • You develop any allergic reactions
  • You experience visual abnormalities, headache, fits, dizziness and ringing in the ears.
  • You experience pain in your neck or back, difficulty in breathing, confusion, laziness and unconsciousness.
  • If you are a woman of childbearing age, you should get tested for pregnancy before starting the treatment.

Mode of Action of Albendazole+Ivermectin

How Does It Work?

  • Albendazole and Ivermectin when combined, leads to better elimination of parasites.
  • Albendazole works by inhibiting the absorption and uptake of glucose by a parasite which causes energy deficit and death of the parasite.
  • Ivermectin works by increasing the permeability of the outer cell membrane of parasite the outer membrane which affects its muscle and nerve function leading to paralysis and death of the parasite.

Interactions of Albendazole+Ivermectin

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way albendazole+ivermectin works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Especially if you are taking medicine to treat asthma, worm infection, heartburn and ulcer or are taking blood-thinning medicines, steroids.

Content Details


Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: In which all dosage forms is Albendazole+Ivermectin available?

A: Albendazole+Ivermectin is available in the form of a tablet, chewable tablet, syrup, suspension, drops and oral liquid.

Q: What is Albendazole+Ivermectin used for?

A: Albendazole+Ivermectin is used in treating intestinal worm/parasite infections.
Last Updated on: 19 Nov 2021 | 10:55 AM (IST)

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