ZENTEL is used to clear worms or parasites from the gut and other tissues. ZENTELis effective against threadworm or pinworm, roundworm, whipworm, tapeworm and hookworm among others. ZENTEL is thought to kill these worms by causing them to starve. The eggs, larvae and adult worms are affected.
Direction for use:
The usual dose for adults and children older than 2 years of age, is two ZENTEL tablets as a single dose.
Do not take Zentel if:
- you have had an allergic reaction to albendazole or any of the other ingredients contained in this medicine. Albendazole is also contained in Eskazole. The ingredients are listed at the end of this leaflet. Signs of an allergic reaction may include an itchy skin rash, shortness of breath and swelling of the face or tongue.
- if you have taken albendazole before and became unwell, tell your doctor or pharmacist before taking the first dose.
- you are allergic to medicines similar to albendazole such as mebendazole (Sqworm, Vermox) or thiabendazole (Mintezol).
- YOU KNOW OR SUSPECT YOU ARE PREGNANT.
Pregnancy must be avoided (ie use effective contraceptive measures) during treatment, and for one month after stopping ZENTEL.
In order to avoid taking ZENTEL during early pregnancy, treatment with ZENTEL should only be started during the first week of having your period or after a negative pregnancy test.
- you are breast feeding.
Your baby can absorb albendazole from breast milk if you are breast feeding. Breast feeding should be stopped while taking ZENTEL, and for at least 5 days after finishing treatment.