What is Zolbend® Albendazole Syrup
Albendazole Oral Suspension causes metabolic disruption and energy depletion in the parasite, which leads to its immobilization. Thereby, Albendazole Oral Suspension kills the susceptible helminth and treats the infection.
For neurocysticercosis, Albendazole Oral Suspension is usually prescribed for 8-30 days. For cystic hydatid disease, Albendazole Oral Suspension is usually prescribed for 28 days, followed by a 14-day break, and repeated for a total of 3 cycles.
Zolbend® Albendazole Syrup is effective against a range of parasitic worm infections in children. It restrains the worms from absorbing the body’s essential nutrients, causing them to lose their energy and leading to their eventual death. The dead worms are then removed from your child’s body through the stool.
Give this medicine to your child by mouth, preferably with a fat-containing food such as milk. This will help your child’s body absorb this medicine better. In case your child vomits within 30 minutes of taking Zolbend® Albendazole Syrup, give the same dose again. The duration of the treatment depends on the type of worm your child is infected with. Usually, it is given as a single dose. Your child’s doctor may prescribe repeating this dose after two weeks to prevent re-infection. However, some specific types of infections may require you to give this medicine to your child for a few days to weeks. In such a case, you must give your child this medicine for the exact prescribed number of days because stopping this medicine too soon may cause re-infection.
Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, hair fall, mild fever, and sore throat are some of the common yet temporary side effects of this medicine. Rarely, it may cause bleeding which is a serious side effect of this medicine. Make sure to report to your child’s doctor if the side effects persist or become bothersome or if your child experiences bleeding.
Before taking this medicine, let the doctor know if your child has had any previous episodes of medicine allergy, seizures, liver impairment, kidney malfunction, stomach problems, or blood disorders. This information is critical for dose alterations and for planning your child’s overall treatment.
Why use Zolbend® Albendazole Syrup
In Treatment of Parasitic Infections. Zolbend® Albendazole Syrup 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.
Worms enter inside your child’s body when your child eats or drinks something that’s infected with a worm or its eggs. Once inside the body, these worms get attached to the inner walls of the intestines and can even enter other body organs. Zolbend® Albendazole Syrup works by keeping the worms from absorbing sugar (glucose), thereby depleting their energy level. This causes the worms to die thereby treating your child’s infection.