GSK Zentel 200mg 2 Tablets (Twin Pack)
- ZENTEL is indicated in the treatment of single or mixed intestinal parasites. Clinical studies have shown albeneffective in the treatment of Ascaris lumbricoides (roundworm), Trichuris trichiura (whipworm), Enterobius vermicularis (pinworm/threadworm), Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus (hookworm), Taenia spp. (tapeworm) and Strongyloides stercoralis.
- ZENTEL has been shown to be effective in the treatment of Giardia (duodenalis or intestinalis or lamblia) infections in children.
- Albendazole is known to be teratogenic and embryotoxic in animals. The safety of albendazole during pregnancy has not been established, and ZENTEL should not be taken by pregnant women at any stage of their pregnancy or by women who are likely to become pregnant, during or shortly after the course of therapy. ZENTEL is contra-indicated in patients with a known history of hypersensitivity to albendazole or constituents.
Dosage and Directions for Use:
- Usual Dose: 400 mg (two ZENTEL 200 mg tablets) or 20 mL (400 mg) of ZENTEL suspension as a single dose in both adults and children over two years of age. The tablets may be chewed, swallowed or crushed and mixed with food. The usual dose in children between one and two years of age is 10 mL (200 mg) of ZENTEL suspension as a single dose. In heavy mixed infestation involving Strongyloides or Taeniasis, a single daily dose may be inadequate and the dose may be given for three consecutive days.