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Active ingredients: albendazole
What it is used for
For single dose or short term courses 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
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
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- Shelf lifetime is 5 Years.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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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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