ZENTEL ORAL SUSPENSION

SKU: AH_RD_TW_5671 Category:

Generic Albendazole (400mg)

Treatment :  Parasitic Infection, (Pinworm & Threadworm)

Pack size : 10 Ml (Suspension)

Manufacturer : Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$0.38

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Zentel Oral Suspension is an antiparasitic medicine, used for the treatment of parasitic worm infections. It works by killing the worms that cause infections and stops the infection from spreading.

Zentel Oral Suspension should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Take it with or without food, preferably at a fixed time. Avoid skipping any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. Simply take the next dose as planned.

Some people may experience vomiting, dizziness, increased liver enzymes, nausea, and loss of appetite as the side effects of this medicine. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. You may be monitored with blood tests and liver function tests throughout your treatment.

 

BENEFITS OF ZENTEL ORAL SUSPENSION

In Treatment of Parasitic infections

Zentel Oral Suspension is an antibiotic medicine that helps treat many parasitic worm infections. It works by killing and stopping the further growth of parasites causing the infection. This medicine usually makes you feel better quite quickly. However, you should continue taking it as long as it is prescribed even when you feel better, to make sure that all parasites are killed and do not become resistant. This medicine is generally safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding, but you should ask your doctor.

 

HOW TO USE ZENTEL ORAL SUSPENSION

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Zentel Oral Suspension may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

 

HOW ZENTEL ORAL SUSPENSION WORKS

Zentel Oral Suspension is an antiparasitic medication. It works by keeping the worms from absorbing sugar (glucose), thereby depleting their energy level. This causes the worms to die and treats your infection.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Zentel Oral Suspension. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zentel Oral Suspension may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
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Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zentel Oral Suspension is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
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Driving

UNSAFE
Zentel Oral Suspension may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
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Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zentel Oral Suspension is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Zentel Oral Suspension may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver

CAUTION
Zentel Oral Suspension should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zentel Oral Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you develop signs of jaundice like yellowing of eyes and skin, itching, and clay colored stools while taking this medicine.

 

Interaction with drugs

  • DEXAMETHASONE
  • CIMETIDINE
  • THEOPHYLLINE
  • PRAZIQUANTEL

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE ZENTEL ORAL SUSPENSION?

If you miss a dose of Zentel Oral Suspension, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Zentel

  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite

FAQ's

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Q. Is Zentel Oral Suspension an antibiotic?

Yes, Zentel Oral Suspension is an antibiotic medicine. It is used to treat various infections caused by worms. Zentel Oral Suspension should be taken only when prescribed by the doctor.

Q. What is Zentel Oral Suspension used for?

Zentel Oral Suspension is used for the treatment of infections caused by helminths (worms) like pin worms/thread worms, roundworms, hookworms, whip worms, liver flukes and tapeworm infections. Along with that, the medicine has shown good activity against some organisms that can survive without oxygen too, like Giardia lamblia and Trichomonas vaginalis. Please consult your doctor before taking any treatment for worms as there could be many worms against which Zentel Oral Suspension would not be effective.

Q. How does Zentel Oral Suspension work?

Zentel Oral Suspension works by killing the larva and the adult form of the worm by reducing the energy source (glucose) of the worms. This helps to decrease the mobility of the worms and they die eventually.

Q. What is the best time to take Zentel Oral Suspension?

Zentel Oral Suspension should be taken exactly as advised by the doctor. Do not self-medicate. However, it may be given once or twice a day depending on the condition you are being treated for. It may be taken in the morning or evening. It is usually prescribed to be taken on an empty stomach but you may be asked to take it with food for treating some conditions. Follow your doctor’s advice carefully to get the most benefit.

Q. Does Zentel Oral Suspension kill eggs of the worms?

No, Zentel Oral Suspension does not kill the eggs of the worms. It acts against the larva and the adult form of the worms only. You may have to take a second dose two weeks later, to lessen the chances of reinfection. Zentel Oral Suspension should be taken only as advised by the doctor. Consult your doctor if you have any doubts.

Q. Is Zentel Oral Suspension safe?

Zentel Oral Suspension is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. Is Zentel Oral Suspension effective for treating pinworms?

Yes, Zentel Oral Suspension an effective medicine which is used for the treatment of pinworms (Enterobius vermicularis). It shows active action against the larval and the adult stages of the worms. Consult your doctor before taking any medicines for worm infections.

Q. Is Zentel Oral Suspension an over the counter product?

No, Zentel Oral Suspension is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is a prescription medicine which means it can be bought with a valid prescription by a doctor only.

Q. Does Zentel Oral Suspension kill tapeworms?

Zentel Oral Suspension can work against tapeworms like Hymenolepis nana and Taenia spp. Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine for worm infestations.

Q. Who should not take Zentel Oral Suspension?

Zentel Oral Suspension should not be given to patients with known allergy to any other ingredients of this medicine, or any other similar medicines like mebendazole or thiabendazole, in the past. Signs of an allergic reaction may include an itchy skin rash, shortness of breath and swelling of the face or tongue. Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions before taking the medicine. Also, let your doctor know about any other medicines that you may be taking for any other conditions, as they may affect or be affected by this medicine.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Zentel Oral Suspension?

If you forget a dose of Zentel Oral Suspension, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 10 Ml

Pack form  – Suspension   

MORE INFORMATION

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 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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