User Reviews for Albendazole
Brand names: Albenza
Albendazole has an average rating of 7.4 out of 10 from a total of 9 reviews on Drugs.com. 86% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 14% reported a negative experience.
|Ascariasis||3 reviews||11 medications|
|Cutaneous Larva Migrans||3 reviews||3 medications|
|Pinworm Infection (Enterobius vermicularis)||2 reviews||9 medications|
|Giardiasis||1 reviews||13 medications|
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For Ascariasis "Works fairly well when taken for 20+ days, and prescription is repeated at least a few times in close succession to reach all life cycles and those pockets which have poor circulation. According to the NIH coinfection is much more common than non-coinfection, perhaps this is the reason such a broadbased anthelmintic has so many success stories. Combined with praziquantel is best."
For Pinworm Infection (Enterobius vermicularis) "So far having given it to my son positive effects. He took 2 tabs, then 2 weeks later 2 tabs again. Extra sleepy and poor appetite have been only side effects noticed at this time. Continuing to monitor"
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For Cutaneous Larva Migrans "treatment with zentel (albendazole) very effective with 27 parasites dug out of leg between ankle and knee.No side effects,B/p normal and diabeties type 2 not affected,took 3 pills then 2 weeks later a follow up dose of 3 more pills.No biopsy could get a diagnosis.Very happy with treatment as 7 different creams worked for 2 days each then itch all the time and no sleep."
For Cutaneous Larva Migrans "I had a weird creeping "mosquito bite" that of course was no mosquito bite at all. The doctor knew exactly what it was, and she gave me a dose for 7 days. I know it is important to respect the dose, but I had read before a 5 day course is effective. The pills are very expensive (it would have cost me $30 US for 7 days) I decided to side with the studies showing 5 days as sufficient. It was for me. At day one, the itch decreased. By day three the itch stopped and the tracks lessened. The worst of the side effects was lazy-tiredness and light headache, as well as mild nausea. I think it "threw off" my digestion a little, but I have no more symptoms. Happy camper."
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Albenza (albendazole) for Cutaneous Larva Migrans "Over $800.00 for (4) pills. The first time, then another $800 for the second dose! What! ARe the manufactures insane. It is just internal worms! They are not curing cancer SHAMEFUL!"
Albenza (albendazole) for Ascariasis "If paying out of pocket due to no insurance this medicine is over $2000. For 6 pills"
For Ascariasis "Please look into Canada pharmacy. The med comes from Turkey and works much better than the USA med ….works so well"
For Giardiasis "It did nothing with my giardia infection. Symptoms are the same as before treatment."
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Albenza (albendazole) for Pinworm Infection (Enterobius vermicularis) "My son, husband and I all took this and it certainly works! Yuck! We knew we had them, but we were even blowing them out of our noses, eeeuuu, so gross! Side effects have been all had a rash, 2 had/have headaches, 2 GI upset with diarrhea, & all 3 spent more time in the bathroom then we want to admit even here. Is it worth it? YES, yes it is, especially if you consider the thoroughly disgusting alternative."