Your pills do not look like the brand name medication. The pills I have received have a different name printed on them. Why?
As we have already mentioned that no manufacturer can take out a patent for a chemical agent. Thus generics can have the exactly same active ingredients as the brand pills. However, names and appearance (shape and color) of medications can be and are always patented and should be treated as the intellectual property. Thus using the name and the shape of the brand pills a manufacturer producing generic medications will be accused of the copyright infringement. This is why generic pills look different, they are of a different color and have a different shape if compared to a brand name pill.
|Anthelmintics / Generic Albenza|
|400mg x 10 pills||$ 0.00||$ 0.00|
|400mg x 20 pills||$ 99.95||$ 5.00|
|400mg x 30 pills||$ 99.95||$ 3.33|
What is albendazole?
What is the most important information I should know about albendazole?
- Albendazole is an "antihelmintic," or anti-worm, medication. It prevents worms from growing or multiplying in your body.
- Albendazole is used to treat infections caused by worms such as pork tapeworm and dog tapeworm.
- Albendazole may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
How should I take albendazole?
- Do not take albendazole if you are pregnant. Avoid pregnancy for at least 1 month following albendazole therapy.
- Do not take albendazole without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
- You may require a lower dose or special monitoring during therapy if you have liver problems.
- Take albendazole with food to lessen stomach upset.
What happens if I miss a dose?
- Take albendazole exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
- Take each dose with a full glass of water.
- Take albendazole tablets with food to lessen stomach upset.
- Take all of the albendazole that has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated. It can take 30 days to 3 months to treat this infection.
- Fasting, laxatives, or purging will not help to cure this infection.
- Store albendazole at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
What happens if I overdose?
- Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take only your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
What should I avoid while taking albendazole?
- Seek emergency medical attention or call a poison control left near you.
What are the possible side effects of albendazole?
- Do not take albendazole if you are pregnant. Avoid pregnancy for at least 1 month following treatment with albendazole.
- There are no restrictions on foods, beverages, or activities while you are taking albendazole unless your doctor directs otherwise.
What drug(s) may interact with albendazole?
- Stop taking albendazole and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; shortness of breath; closing of your throat; or hives).
- Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take albendazole and talk to your doctor if you experience
- abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting;
- dizziness ;or
- a fever.
What is the shelf life of the pills?
- grapefruit juice
- The expiry date is mentioned on each blister. It is different for different batches. The shelf life is 2 years from the date of manufacture and would differ from batch to batch depending on when they were manufactured.
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