ZENTEL contains albendazole as the active ingredient.
ZENTEL is used to clear worms or parasites from the gut and other tissues.
ZENTEL is effective against threadworm or pinworm, roundworm, whipworm, tapeworm and hookworm among others.
ZENTEL is thought to kill these worms by causing them to starve. The eggs, larvae and adult worms are affected.
Zentel 400 MG Tablet
Zentel 400 MG tabletThis medicine falls under a category of medicines called anthelmintic which eradicates parasites and worms by stunning them and destroying them with minimal harm caused to the body. Cytoplasmic microtubules and tegmental cells are degenerated by the sulfoxide compound of the medicine. This causes the energy present in the parasite to get depleted along with destruction of metabolic processes which eventually kills the parasites.It has been advised that the medicine should be consumed on an empty stomach or after a meal in special cases. The tablet must not be crushed or chewed but swallowed with water at once. is also recommended by the doctor with other drugs for treatment of some conditions such as corticosteroids which help in preventing additional pressure on the skull while undergoing the first week of treatment.The growing fetus which is slowly developing in the patient’s body can be adversely affected by the consumption of Zentel. There have been no conclusive studies when it comes to humans, which is why
Warnings for special population
Bone Marrow Suppression
Zentel 400 MG Tablet may alter the functionality of bone marrow resulting in a decreased count of white blood cells. Therapy should be discontinued if any such abnormalities are observed.
This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases since it may increase the levels of the liver enzymes. Close monitoring of liver enzyme levels is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.
Effects on Brain
Zentel 400 MG Tablet may cause neurological effects such as dizziness, fits, etc. when the medicine is used to treat Neurocysticercosis. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery during treatment with this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe other medicines along with Zentel 400 MG Tablet to minimize its neurological effects, based on your clinical condition.
This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of eye diseases such as retinal lesions due to the increased risk of retinal damage. It is advised that you inform the doctor about all your medical conditions before beginning treatment with this medicine.
The treatment of hydatid disease caused by larvae of dog tapeworm can be done by using Zentel 400.
The treatment of pork tapeworm can be done by using Zentel 400.
The treatment of pinworm infection can be done by using Zentel 400.