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Zentel 400mg Strip Of 1 Tablets

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Albendazole(400.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

Zentel tablet is an anti-worm medicine containing albendazole as its active ingredient. Zentel tablet is used for treating stomach or intestinal infections caused by various worms. Albendazole deprive...
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Uses of Zentel 400mg Strip Of 1 Tablets

Zentel tablet is used to treat infections of the stomach and intestine caused by various types of worms.

Contraindications of Zentel 400mg Strip Of 1 Tablets

  • If you are allergic to albendazole or any other components of the Zentel tablet.
  • If you are pregnant.

Side effects of Zentel 400mg Strip Of 1 Tablets

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

Precautions and Warnings of Zentel 400mg Strip Of 1 Tablets



Can I take the Zentel tablet during pregnancy?
Zentel tablet must not be used during pregnancy; it has the potential to harm the unborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant or planning a pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Can I take the Zentel tablet while breastfeeding?
There is limited information about the effect of the Zentel tablet on breastfeeding. Caution is advised when Albendazole is used while breastfeeding.


Can I drive if I have consumed the Zentel tablet?
You may feel dizzy after a dose of the Zentel tablet. Caution is needed while driving or operating machines.


Can I consume alcohol with the Zentel tablet?
Drinking alcohol along with the Zentel tablet 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 taking the Zentel tablet.
  • You have liver disease.
  • You are suffering from fits or seizures.
  • You experience bone marrow suppression or a decrease in blood cell count.
  • You have a headache or fits immediately after taking the Zentel tablet.
  • You may experience damage to the eye.
  • Zentel tablets should not be used in children below 2 years of age.

Mode of Action of Zentel 400mg Strip Of 1 Tablets

How Does It Work?

Albendazole in the Zentel tablet works by inhibiting or blocking the utilisation of glucose by the worm thereby causing decreased ATP formation and depletion of the energy source in the worm.

Directions for Use of Zentel 400mg Strip Of 1 Tablets

  • Zentel tablet should be taken as instructed by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Take it at a fixed time for optimal results. Do not consume it more than that prescribed by you...
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Interactions of Zentel 400mg Strip Of 1 Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicines used to reduce stomach acidity (antacids) like Cimetidine.
  • Medicines used to treat fits or seizures (anti-seizure) like Carbamazepine, Phenytoin, Phenobarbital.
  • Medicines used to treat worm infections (Praziquantel).
  • Medicines used to suppress the immune response (Dexamethasone).
  • Medicines used to treat HIV/ AIDS (Ritonavir).
  • Discuss with your doctor about any other medicines, herbal preparations and supplements you are taking currently to avoid any possible interactions.

Interactions with food items

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

Storage and disposal of Zentel 400mg Strip Of 1 Tablets

  • Zentel tablet should be kept in a dry place at a temperature below 30°C.
  • Protect it from direct sunlight.
  • Please keep it away from children and pets.

Dosage of Zentel 400mg Strip Of 1 Tablets


Symptoms of an overdose of the Zentel tablet include diarrhoea, vomiting, rapid heartbeats. If you think you had an overdose of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hosp...
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Missed a Dose

  • If you have missed taking any dose of the medicine take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take a do...
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Content Details


Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What should I know before taking the Zental 400?

  • 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 the Zentel tablet?

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

Q: Is Zental Tablet used to deworm?

A: Yes, the Zentel tablet is used to deworm, remove worms from the body. It will kill all the worms present in the stomach and intestine, provided you take it as advised by your doctor for the prescribed duration.

Q: Can the Zentel tablet cause diarrhoea?

A: Diarrhoea is not the most common side effect of the Zental Tablet. However, if you have persistent diarrhoea after taking this medicine, reach out to your doctor immediately.


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ContainsAlbendazole(400.0 Mg)
UsesWorm infections
Side effectsHeadache, dizziness, nausea, stomach pain
Last Updated on: 21 Aug 2021 | 10:23 AM (IST)
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