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Zenben 400mg Tablet

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By ZEN LABS INDIA
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Albendazole(400.0 Mg)
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Anthelmintic

Medical Description

Zenben 400mg Tab contains Albendazole which is used against worm infection.

Uses of Zenben 400mg Tab

Worm infections

Contraindications of Zenben 400mg Tab

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

Side effects of Zenben 400mg Tab

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

Precautions and Warnings of Zenben 400mg Tab

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Zenben 400mg Tab 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 Zenben 400mg Tab 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 Zenben 400mg Tab?
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 Zenben 400mg Tab?
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
  • 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 Zenben 400mg Tab

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 Zenben 400mg Tab

Zenben 400mg Tab can be swallowed with a glass of water. Please take it as directed by your doctor.

Interactions of Zenben 400mg Tab

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

  • Zenben 400mg Tab 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 Zenben 400mg Tab

  • It should be kept in a dry place at a temperature below 30°C
  • Please protect it from light
  • Keep it out of reach of children

Dosage of Zenben 400mg Tab

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 Zenben 400mg Tab?

  • 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 Zenben 400mg Tab?

A: Albendazole should be used only under medical supervision. It can cause some severe side effects and you are advised not to self-medicate.

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Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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