BENZATOL


Product Name:

BENZATOL

Composition:

Each tablet contains 400 mg of albendazole.

Pharmaceutical Form:

Tablets

Packing:

A carton box contains 10 tablets of bentazol.

Pharmacologic Category:

Miscellaneous

Properties:

This drug is considered as a wide spectrum anthelmintic which affects on a large group of worms. The obsorption of benzatol will be increased when the treatment is accompanied with rich fatty food.

Indications:

Adjunct to surgery in hydatid cysts caused by echinococcus granulosus or e.multiocularis, or primary treatment if surgery not possible, strongyloidiasis.
This drug is effective on various parasites.
1- ascaris lumbricoides.
2- anky lostoma duodenal.
3- trichocephalus.
4- strongyloides stercoralis.
5- cestodes: taenia saginata, taenia solium.
6- oxyuris.
It is effective also for the treatment of parenchymol neurocysticercosis caused by larval forms of taenia solium.

Contraindications:

1- pregnancy.
2- hypersensitivity to any component of benzatol.

Side Effects:

Gastro-intestinal disturbances, headache, dizziness,
Changes in liver enzymes, rash, fever, blood disorders including leucopenia and pancytopenia, allergic shock if cyst leakage: meningeal signs in cerebral disease.

Precautions:

1- it is not recommended to use benzatol for children under the age of 6 years.
2- it is not recommended to use bentazol during the pregnancy and lactation because the main metabolite of albendazole is albendazole sulfoxid which is excreted in the milk.

Dosage:

1- Ascaris and trichuriasis: 400 mg as a single dose.
2- Hydatid Disease:
- Patient weight 60 kg or greater :400 mg twice a day, with meals.
- Patient weight Less than 60kg: 15 mg/kg/day given in divided doses twice a day with meals (maximum total) daily dose 800mg ).
Duration: 28-day cycle followed by a 14-day BENZATOL free interval, for a total of 3 cycles
3- Neurocysticercosis:
- Patient weight 60 kg or greater: 400mg twice a day, with meals.
- Patient weight Less than 60 kg: 15mg/kg/day given in divided doses twice a day with meals ( maximum total daily dose 800mg ).
Duration: 8-30 days.

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