Vol

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Vol Tablet 1 टैबलेट 1 पत्ते ₹ 9
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Vol Information

Vol is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet, Syrup. It is typically used for the treatment of Intestinal Worms. Vol also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Vol. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

The most common side effects of Vol are Headache, Nausea or vomiting, Hair Loss. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Vol can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Vol go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

In addition, Vol's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Mild for lactating mothers. It is important to know if Vol has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Vol related warnings section.

Vol is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Liver Disease, Kidney Disease, Neutropenia are examples of such conditions. Other contraindications of Vol have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug reaction of Vol with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Vol is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



Vol Benefits & Uses

Vol is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Vol Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Parasitic Infections
  • Before or After Meal: Before meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 400 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: once only
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Parasitic Infections
  • Before or After Meal: Before meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 400 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: once only
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Parasitic Infections
  • Before or After Meal: Before meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 400 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: once only
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Parasitic Infections
  • Before or After Meal: Before meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 400 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: once only
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


Vol Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Vol is used -

Severe

  • Abnormal liver function

Moderate

  • Hepatitis
  • Blurred vision

Mild

Common

Vol Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Vol safe for pregnant women?


    Vol can cause severe side effects if taken during pregnancy, so, pregnant women should talk to their doctor before taking it.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Vol safe during breastfeeding?


    Vol may have very limited harmful effects for breastfeeding women.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Vol on the Kidneys?


    Very few cases of side effects of Vol on kidney have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Vol on the Liver?


    Effects of Vol on the liver can be severe. It is not safe for use without doctor's advice.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Vol on the Heart?


    Very few cases of side effects of Vol on the heart have been reported.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Vol with Other Drugs

Vol should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate

Mild



Vol Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Vol unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Vol

  • Is this Vol habit forming or addictive?


    Yes, Vol cause dependence in some cases. Talk to your doctor before taking it.

    Yes
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Vol since it will not make you feel sleepy.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Vol is safe as it does not bear any side effects.

    Safe
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Vol is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Vol Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Vol


    Taking Vol with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Vol


    Taking [medicine] and alcohol at the same time may lead to mild side effects. Contact your doctor right away if you observe any side effects.

    Mild


Frequently asked Questions about Vol

Question over 3 years ago

Can I buy Vol over-the-counter?

Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS , General Physician

No, you can not buy Vol over-the-counter. It is a prescription drug, without prescription of a healthcare practitioner, you can not buy directly from the pharmacy. It is for our own safety taking antibiotics without doctors advice can lead to unwanted side effects.

Question almost 4 years ago

How to take Vol?

Dr. Manoj Meena MBBS , General Physician

Vol should be taken with a meal, especially with a fatty meal which helps in absorption of a drug. Preferably taken at night which helps, your worm will come out with feces. However, take it exactly as your doctor recommended you to take it.

Question about 4 years ago

How does Vol work?

Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

Vol is broad-spectrum anthelmintic. It has a multidimensional mechanism of action. It mainly works by inhibiting the cell division, motility disruption, glycogen depletion, and tubulin. Hence, in this way, it kills the parasite.

Question almost 4 years ago

How long can I safely take Vol?

Dr. MBBS , General Physician, Other, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Take Vol as directed by your doctor. Do not discontinue the drug suddenly or take it longer than prescribed by your doctor.

Question over 3 years ago

Is Vol an antibiotic?

Aakash Shah MBBS, MBBS , General Physician

No, Vol is not an antibiotic, it is an anthelmintic used to treat infection caused by parasite-like roundworm, hookworm, pinworm, and threadworm.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Albenza® (albendazole)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 850-851



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