Zentel Tablet

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    • Country of Origin: India

    Zentel Tablet Information

    Zentel Tablet is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Intestinal Worms. Secondary and off-label uses of Zentel Tablet have also been mentioned below.

    The right dosage of Zentel Tablet depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

    Common side effects of Zentel Tablet include Headache, Nausea or vomiting, Hair Loss. While these are the most often observed Zentel Tablet side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Zentel Tablet go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

    Zentel Tablet's effect during pregnancy is Severe and Mild while nursing. Warnings related to Zentel Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

    Zentel Tablet is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Liver Disease, Kidney Disease, Neutropenia as it can result in adverse effects. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Zentel Tablet contraindications section.

    Additionally, Zentel Tablet may also adversely react with other medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

    In addition to the above precautions for Zentel Tablet, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.



    Zentel Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Zentel Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Zentel Tablet 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

    Zentel Tablet Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Zentel Tablet safe for pregnant women?


      Zentel 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 Zentel Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


      Zentel may have very limited harmful effects for breastfeeding women.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Zentel Tablet on the Kidneys?


      Zentel has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Zentel Tablet on the Liver?


      Zentel can cause side effects that could harm the liver. So medical advice before taking it is necessary.

      Severe
    • What is the effect of Zentel Tablet on the Heart?


      Side effects of Zentel rarely affect the heart.

      Mild


    Severe Interaction of Zentel Tablet with Other Drugs

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

    Severe

    Moderate

    Mild



    Zentel Tablet Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Zentel Tablet

    • Is this Zentel Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      Yes, Zentel Tablet can get addictive. Consume it only after doctor's advise.

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


      Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Zentel Tablet as it does not make you drowsy.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, Zentel Tablet is safe for use.

      Safe
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      No, Zentel Tablet is not used to treat mental disorders.

      No

    Zentel Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Zentel Tablet


      Taking Zentel Tablet with food does not cause any problems.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Zentel Tablet


      Chances of side effects of drinking alcohol while taking Zentel Tablet are low. If you feel any adverse effects, please seek medical advice as soon as possible.

      Mild


    Frequently asked Questions about Zentel Tablet

    Question about 4 years ago

    How long can I safely take Zentel?

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

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

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Can I take Zentel without consulting a doctor?

    Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS , Pediatrics

    Zentel is a prescription drug so do not take it without consulting a doctor. It can be harmful for the patient to take this medicine without a doctor's recommendation.

    Question about 4 years ago

    How to take Zentel?

    Dr. Manoj Meena MBBS , General Physician

    Zentel 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

    Can I discontinue Zentel on my own or without doctors advice?

    Discontinuation of Zentel on your own can cause unwanted side effects and withdrawal symptoms. You are recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine.

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Does Zentel cause diarrhea?

    Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Zentel causes diarrhea. It is a common side effect of this drug. However, if you are experiencing severe diarrhea after consuming this medicine inform the doctor immediately and check if you can discontinue the medicine.



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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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