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Brand name: Eskazole TM

Active ingredients: albendazole

What it is used for

HYDATID DISEASE: Albendazole is indicated for the treatment of hydatid cysts caused by E. granulosus in adults and children over 6 years of age, where surgical intervention is not feasible because of anatomic site or the presence of multiple cysts. Albendazole shows greatest efficacy in the treatment of liver, lung and peritoneal cysts. Experience with bone cysts or those in the heart or central nervous system is limited, but cases of successful treatment with prolonged course of albendazole have been reported. Albendazole may also be used as an adjunct to surgical excision of hydatid cysts either: 1) prior to surgical intervention, or 2) post-operatively, if pre-operative treatment was too short (less than two separate 28-day cycles) or if viable cysts are found at surgery. LARVAL TAENIASIS (NEUROCYSTICERCOSIS): Albendazole is effective in the treatment of neurocysticercosis (NCC) in courses as short as 7 days. OTHER INDICATIONS: There is also evidence that albendazole is effective against Capillaria philippinensis in courses of 10 days.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 5 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Mottled pale orange rounded oblong biconvex tablets with a score line on one side, and embossed "ALB 400" on the reverse, and a characteristic fruity odour.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient albendazole

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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