I have taken 2 doses, how long does it take to work? I have never went thru this situation before and its driving me insane.
Pinworm infection is caused by Enterobius vermicularis, a tiny white worm that lives in the intestines. The females lay eggs around the outside of the rectum and an itchy anus or genitals is the main sign of infection. Treatment of pinworm with Albenza is usually 2 tablets (400mg) as a single dose and repeated in 2 weeks. Because the infection is highly contagious and hard to eradicate all members of a household should be treated. Because the intestines, where the worms live, are quite long it may take up to 3 days before you start to feel relief.
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