Falben

Falben

albendazole

Manufacturer:

GPO

Distributor:

GPO
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Albendazole.
Description
Tablet: Each tablet contains albendazole 200 mg.
Suspension: Each 20 ml suspension contains albendazole 400 mg.
Indications/Uses
Falben is a broad spectrum anthelmintic which exhibits vermicidal, ovacidal and larvacidal activity. It is indicated in the treatment of single or mixed worm infestation eg, hookworm, threadworm, tapeworm and liver flukes.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adults and children over 2 years of age: Tablet: See Table 1.

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Suspension: See Table 2.

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Contraindications
Suspension: It is contraindicated in patients hypersensitive to albendazole or any ingredient in the formulation.
Use in Pregnancy: Tablet: It is contraindicated in pregnancy.
Special Precautions
Suspension: Because albendazole has been associated with mild to moderate increases of hepatic enzymes in about 16% of patients receiving the drug in clinical trials, and may cause hepatotoxicity, liver function test should be performed prior to each course of albendazole therapy and at least every 2 weeks during treatment with the drug. If clinically important increases in liver function tests results occur, albendazole should be discontinued.
Patients should be examined for retinal lesions, and, if any are present, the need for treatment of patients should be weighed against the possibility of retinal damage resulting from albendazole use.
Caution is recommended when concomitantly use with cimetidine, corticosteroids, praziquantel, or theophylline.
Use in Pregnancy: Suspension: Albendazole may cause harm to the fetus and should be used during pregnancy only if the benefits justify the risk to the fetus and only in clinical circumstances where no alternative management is appropriate.
Use In Pregnancy & Lactation
Use in Pregnancy: Tablet: It is contraindicated in pregnancy.
Suspension: Albendazole may cause harm to the fetus and should be used during pregnancy only if the benefits justify the risk to the fetus and only in clinical circumstances where no alternative management is appropriate.
Side Effects
Tablet: Transient abdominal pain or diarrhea may occasionally occur.
Suspension: The more frequent incident is abnormal liver function test result. Hypersensitivity (fever; skin rash or itching), neutropenia (sore throat and fever; unusual tiredness and weakness), granulocytopenia, pancytopenia, agranulocytosis, thrombocytopenia have been reported rarely. Leukopenia has occurred in less than 1% of patients receiving albendazole.
Storage
Store below 30°C. Protect from direct sunlight.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
P02CA03 - albendazole ; Belongs to the class of benzimidazole derivative agents. Used as antinematodal.
Presentation/Packing
Tab 200 mg x 10 x 10's. Susp 100 mg/5 mL x 20 mL x 1's.
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