FAQs ABOUT ZENTEL TABLET
What is the use of ZENTEL TABLET?
ZENTEL TABLET is an antiparasitic medicine used to treat parasitic worm infections in the body. It is effective in treating both intestinal and systemic worm infections.
How ZENTEL TABLET works in my body?
ZENTEL TABLET is an antiparasitic medication. It binds to the parasite cell and disrupts their cell structure. It also collapses their metabolism and restricts them from absorbing sugar (glucose) which is essential for their growth and multiplication. This depletes the energy level of the parasite and causes cell death which in turn reduces the severity of the infection.
Can ZENTEL TABLET be used in patients with kidney problems?
ZENTEL TABLET should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
For how long should I take ZENTEL TABLET?
Take ZENTEL TABLET for the stipulated duration as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip the medicine or stop taking it on your own as it may cause the infection to reappear.
Can ZENTEL TABLET be given to pregnant women?
ZENTEL TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant women due to increased risk of side effects. Therefore, inform your doctor before taking ZENTEL TABLET if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
What precautions should be followed while taking ZENTEL TABLET?
Before taking ZENTEL TABLET inform your doctor if you have any liver or kidney problems. You must also inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking ZENTEL TABLET. Regularly visit your doctor for check-up and perform all medical tests recommended by your doctor without fail. Take ZENTEL TABLET for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve better results. Failing to do so may cause the symptom to re-occur.
What are the common side effects of taking ZENTEL TABLET?
The most common side effects of taking ZENTEL TABLET are stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache and increased liver enzymes. Contact your doctor if any of these side effects worsen.
Can I stop taking ZENTEL TABLET once my symptoms subside?
Do not stop taking ZENTEL TABLET once your symptoms subside. It is important to take the full course of ZENTEL TABLET to achieve better results. Failing to complete the full course of the therapy or skipping doses in between the therapy may not result in adequate infection control. It may also cause your symptoms to reappear.
Can the use of ZENTEL TABLET cause diarrhea?
ZENTEL TABLET may cause diarrhea in some individuals. If you experience diarrhea, drink plenty of fluids, such as water or fruit juice to keep yourself hydrated. Consuming ORS can also be beneficial. Do not consume any medicine on your own without consulting your doctor. If your diarrhea worsens contact your doctor immediately.
What should I do if I forgot to take a dose of ZENTEL TABLET?
If you forgot to take a dose of ZENTEL TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time to take the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one at regular times. Do not take a double dose to compensate the forgotten dose.
Can the use of ZENTEL TABLET cause hair loss?
ZENTEL TABLET may cause moderate and transient hair loss in some individuals. This is usually temporary and disappears once therapy is stopped. However, consult your doctor if it bothers you.
Can ZENTEL TABLET kill the eggs of the worm?
ZENTEL TABLET is not effective in destroying the eggs of the worms. It is effective only in destroying the larva and adult worms. Consult your doctor for advice.
Is ZENTEL TABLET an antibiotic?
ZENTEL TABLET is an antiparasitic medicine. It is used to treat parasitic worm infections in the body.
Can ZENTEL TABLET be used in children?
ZENTEL TABLET should be used in children and adolescents (aged 6 years or above) only if prescribed by the physician. It is strictly not recommended for use in children aged below 6 years. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice.