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Brand name: Eskazole

Eskazole is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) albendazole. On this page you will find out more about Eskazole, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: albendazole

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Eskazole 400 mg tablet, 56

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What this medicine is 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.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
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.
Dosage Form Tablet, chewable
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
56 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 5 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

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