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Brand name: Zentel TM

Active ingredients: albendazole

What it is used for

Single dose or short term courses of Zentel are indicated in the treatment of single or mixed infestations of intestinal and tissue parasites, in adults and children over 2 years of age. Clinical studies have shown Zentel to be effective in the treatment of infections caused by: Enterobius vermicularis (pinworm/threadworm), Ascaris lumbricoides (roundworm), Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus (hookworms), Trichuris trichiura (whipworm), Strongyloides stercoralis, animal hookworm lavae causing cutaneous lava migrans, and the liver flukes Opisthorchis viverrini and Clonorchis sinensis. Zentel is also indicated for the treatment of Hymenolepis nana and Taenia spp. (tapeworm) infections, when other susceptible helminths species are present. Treatment courses should be extended to 3 days. (see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS)

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
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

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

Visual appearance

A white to off-white, round, bevel edged, biconvex, film coated tablet, marked with a pentagonal pyramid on each face.

Do I need a prescription?

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

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on November 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

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.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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