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Benex Syp

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By APEX LABORATORIES LTD
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Therapeutic classification:

Anthelmintic
therapy

Medical Description

Benex Syp contains Albendazole which is used against worm infection.

Uses of Benex Syp

Worm infections

Contraindications of Benex Syp

  • If you are allergic to Benzimidazole class of medicines like Mebendazole or any other components of the medicine
  • Pregnancy

Side effects of Benex Syp

  • Headache
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Patchy hair loss
  • Fever

Precautions and Warnings of Benex Syp

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Benex Syp during pregnancy?
A:
Albendazole must not be used during pregnancy; it has the potential to harm the unborn baby.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Benex Syp while breastfeeding?
A:
It is unknown if Albendazole passes into breast milk. Caution is advised when Albendazole is used while breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Benex Syp?
A:
You may feel dizzy after a dose of this medicine. Caution is needed while driving or operating machines.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Benex Syp?
A:
Drinking alcohol, along with this medicine, may increase the risk of liver problems. It is advised to limit the consumption of alcohol during the treatment.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are a young woman; it is essential to have a negative pregnancy test before starting this medication
  • You have liver disease
  • You are suffering from fits or seizures
  • You experience bone marrow suppression or decrease in blood cell count
  • You have a headache or fits immediately after starting the treatment
  • You may experience damage on the retina

Mode of Action of Benex Syp

How Does It Work?

Albendazole disrupts the metabolism of parasitic worms and thus kills them by depriving them of glucose and energy.

Directions for Use of Benex Syp

  • Read the instructions on the label before usage
  • Shake well before use

Interactions of Benex Syp

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicines used to reduce stomach acidity (antacids) like Cimetidine
  • Medicines used to treat fits or seizure (anti-seizure) like Carbamazepine, Phenytoin, Phenobarbital
  • Medicines used to treat worm infections (Praziquantel)
  • Medicines used to suppress immune response (Dexamethasone)
  • Medicines used to treat HIV/ AIDS (Ritonavir)

Interactions with food items

  • Benex Syp should be taken with food.
  • Grapefruit or grapefruit juice should be avoided as it may worsen the side effects of Albendazole.

Storage and disposal of Benex Syp

  • Benex Syp should be kept in a dry place at a temperature below 30°C
  • Protect it from direct sunlight
  • Please keep it away from children

Dosage of Benex Syp

Overdose

  • Symptoms of overdose include diarrhea, vomiting, rapid heartbeat
  • If you think you had an overdose of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital

Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of medicine, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one.
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WRITTEN BY
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Dr. Rukman Mecca

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What else should I know before taking Benex Syp?

  • Albendazole should not be used in pregnancy or if you are planning a pregnancy
  • Women of childbearing age are advised to take this medicine during their first week of menstruation or after a negative pregnancy test
  • Women should also take measures not to have a positive pregnancy test until one month after stopping this medication

Q: I suspect worm infections in my kid; can I start him on Benex Syp?

A: Albendazole should be used only under medical supervision. It can cause some severe side effects and you are advised not to self-medicate.
Last Updated on: 29 Jan 2020 | 04:21 PM (IST)

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