Albendazole
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Albendazole?

(al BEN da zole)

• This medicine is used to treat a variety of infections caused by worms.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine and for 1 month after stopping this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over several minutes from sitting or lying position. Be careful climbing.

• Belly pain.

• Headache.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Hair loss. Hair usually grows back when medicine is stopped.

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