Albendazole is medication used for the treatment of a variety of parasitic worm infestations. It is useful for giardiasis, trichuriasis, filariasis, neurocysticercosis, hydatid disease, pinworm disease, and ascariasis, among others. It is taken by mouth.
Common side effects include nausea, abdominal pains, and headaches. Potentially serious side effects include bone marrow suppression which usually improves on stopping the medication. Liver inflammation has been reported and those with prior liver problems are at greater risk.
1. Albendazole is highly effective broad spectrum anthelmintic drugs, is benzimidazole deworming drugs in the broader spectrum.
2. Albendazole is highly active against nematodes, schistosomes, tapeworms, but also significantly inhibited the development of eggs.
3. Albendazole on parasitic nematodes in a variety of animals, schistosomes, tapeworms and cysticerci also has a significant role in repelling.
4. Albendazole is applied to get rid of roundworm, pinworm, hookworm, whipworm, can also be used for deworming livestock.