ZENWORM 400 Suspension 10ml

Parasitic Worms Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION contains Albendazole which belongs to the group of medicines called Anthelmintic drugs. It is used to treat parasitic worm infections in the body. It is highly effective in killing pinworms, tapeworms, hook worms, threadworms, roundworms and whipworms in the body and provides relief from various intestinal and systemic infections such as enterobiasis, ancylostomiasis, hymenolepsiasis, strongyloidiasis, ascariasis, trichuriasis and giardiasis.

ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION can also treat worm infections of the brain (such as parenchymal neurocysticercosis) and liver, lung or lining of stomach walls (such as Chinese liver fluke disease, cystic hydatid disease) which are caused by larval form of tape worms.

Take ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION for the stipulated duration instructed by your doctor even if you feel better during the midway of the therapy. Failing to complete the full course of the therapy or skipping doses in between the therapy may not result in adequate infection control.

Before taking ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION inform your doctor if you have any liver or kidney problems. ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION is not recommended for use in pregnant or breastfeeding women due to increased risk of side effects.

Both men and women taking ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION must use proper safety measures (such as usage of condom or contraceptive pills) to avoid pregnancy while taking ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION and up to 3-6 months following discontinuation of the therapy.

The most common side effects of taking ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION are stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache and increased liver enzymes. Contact your doctor if any of these side effects worsen.

USES OF ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION

  • Treats parasitic worm infections

HOW ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION WORKS

ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION 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.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION as advised by your physician. Shake well before use. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and severity of the infection.

Do not stop taking ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION once your symptoms subside. It is important to complete the full course of therapy with ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION to achieve better infection control.

SIDE EFFECTS OF ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION

COMMON

  • headache, dizziness
  • stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • increased liver enzymes
  • hair loss
  • fever during the initial days of the therapy

UNCOMMON

  • skin rash with redness and itching
  • signs of low WBC count (such as flu-like symptoms)

RARE

Stop taking ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects such as:

  • severe skin reactions (such as widespread skin rash, blistering, peeling or bleeding on any part of the skin with fever, chills, enlarged lymph nodes and malaise or pink or reddish skin lesions on palms or soles)
  • severe headache with nausea and vomiting, fits and vision problems
  • signs of liver problems (such as yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark colored urine and/or pale stools, nausea, weakness, fever)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea or vomiting:

Take ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION with, or just after meals. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating oil rich or spicy foods. Please consult your doctor immediately if you experience severe nausea and vomiting.

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.

Headache:  

Rest and relax. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids such as water or electrolytes. Applying a pain-relieving balm on your forehead can be beneficial. Do not consume excessive alcohol, as it could aggravate your headache. Consult your doctor if your headache worsens.

Dizziness:

Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating any tools or machines completely while you are feeling dizzy. Do not consume excessive alcohol, as it could aggravate your dizziness. Consult your doctor if your dizziness worsens.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Therefore, inform your doctor before taking ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Women of childbearing potential must use a suitable contraceptive method to avoid pregnancy while undergoing therapy with ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION and for until 6 months after discontinuation of the therapy.

BREASTFEEDING

ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION is not recommended for use in breast-feeding women. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any heavy tools or machines if you experience dizziness after taking ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION.

KIDNEY

ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

LIVER

ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases. Therefore, consult your doctor for before taking it.

ALLERGY

Do not take ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION if you are allergic to albendazole.

OTHERS

Before taking ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION, inform your doctor if you:

  • have any type of sugar intolerance
  • are a man planning to father a child

Use in Pediatrics:

ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION should be used in children and adolescents (aged between 1-18 years) only if prescribed by the physician. Proper dose adjustments and careful monitoring are required especially for very young children (aged between 1-6 years). ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION is strictly not recommended for use in infants aged below 1 year. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice.

Use in Geriatrics:

ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged above 65 years). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug - Drug interactions:

Before taking ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines such as:

  • praziquantel (a medicine used to treat parasitic infection of the blood)
  • ritonavir (a medicine used to treat HIV infection)
  • medicines used to treat epilepsy (Ex. phenytoin, carbamazepine, phenobarbital)

Over dosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally took more ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Albendazole
Pharmacological Category :   Benzimidazole carbamate
Therapeutic Indication :   Parasitic Worm Infection
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Chewable Tablet, Liquid, Syrup, Oral suspension, Suspension, Kit

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION out of reach of children
  • Store ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION

What is the use of ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION?

ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION 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 ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION works in my body?

ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION 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 ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION be used in patients with kidney problems?

ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

How should I take ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION?

Take ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION as advised by your physician. Shake well before use. Measure the required amount of the medicine in the measuring cup provided with the pack. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and severity of the infection.

For how long should I take ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION?

Take ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION 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 ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION be given to pregnant women?

ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION is not recommended for use in pregnant women due to increased risk of side effects. Therefore, inform your doctor before taking ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

What precautions should be followed while taking ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION?

Before taking ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION 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 ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION. Regularly visit your doctor for check-up and perform all medical tests recommended by your doctor without fail. Take ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION 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 ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION?

The most common side effects of taking ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION 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 ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION once my symptoms subside?

Do not stop taking ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION once your symptoms subside. It is important to take the full course of ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION 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 ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION cause diarrhea?

ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION 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 ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION?

If you forgot to take a dose of ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION, 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 ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION cause hair loss?

ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION 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 ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION kill the eggs of the worm?

ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION 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 ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION an antibiotic?

ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION is an antiparasitic medicine. It is used to treat parasitic worm infections in the body.

Can ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION be used in children?

ZENWORM 400 SUSPENSION should be used in children and adolescents (aged between 1-18 years) only if prescribed by the physician. It is strictly not recommended for use in infants aged below 1 year. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice.

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USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Ova and parasite (stool) test
  • Complete Blood Count

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ZENWORM 400 Suspension 10ml

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