Albenza Dosage

Generic name: albendazole
Dosage form: tablet, film coated

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Dosing of ALBENZA will vary, depending upon which of the following parasitic infections is being treated. In young children, the tablets should be crushed or chewed and swallowed with a drink of water.

 Indication  Patient Weight  Dose  Duration
 Hydatid Disease  60 kg or greater  400 mg twice daily, with
meals
 28-day cycle followed by a
14-day albendazole-free
interval, for a total of 3
cycles

 less than 60 kg  15 mg/kg/day given in
divided doses twice daily
with meals (maximum total
daily dose 800 mg)
   
NOTE: When administering ALBENZA in the pre- or post-surgical setting, optimal
killing of cyst contents is achieved when 3 courses of therapy have been given.
 Neurocysticercosis  60 kg or greater  400 mg twice daily, with
meals
 8 to 30 days
 less than 60 kg  15 mg/kg/day given in
divided doses twice daily
with meals (maximum total
daily dose 800 mg)
   

Patients being treated for neurocysticercosis should receive appropriate steroid and anticonvulsant therapy as required. Oral or intravenous corticosteroids should be considered to prevent cerebral hypertensive episodes during the first week of treatment.

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