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ABD 400 mg Tablet - Uses, Side Effects, and Interactions of the medication

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ABD 400 mg tablet uses include hydatid cyst disease, ascariasis, enterobiasis, filariasis, and giardiasis. ABD 400 mg tablet side effects include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, seizures, dark urine, unusual tiredness, and temporary hair loss. ABD 400 mg tablet dosage needs to be kept on track on regular basis.

ABD 400 mg or Albendazole is used for treating several diseases caused due to parasitic worms i.e. infestation of parasitic worms. It is an antiparasitic medication, manufactured by Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd. The medicine is composed of Albendazole. It is taken for diseases such as neurocysticercosis, giardiasis, hydatid disease, pinworm disease, filariasis and many more.

ABD 400 MG tablet falls in the category of drugs known as anthelmintic, which removes the parasitic worms either by killing or by stunning them without causing any damage to the host's body. The ABD 400 MG medicine should be taken orally as they are available in the form of tablets. For killing sensitive parasites in the body, this anthelmintic drug is used. It is advised to consult the doctor before starting the medication.

Let’s Discuss in More Detail About ABD 400 MGTablet :-

What is ABD 400 MG Tablet prescribed and used for?

Abd 400 MG tablet is recommended for the below conditions:

1- HydatidCyst Disease is a parasitic disease caused by tapeworms.

2- Neurocysticercosis is caused by the ingestion of pork tapeworm.

3- Enterobiasis is caused by pinworm. This is found in children mainly.

4- Strongyloidiasis is an infection caused by roundworms.

5- Ascariasis is caused by roundworms.

6- Trichuriasis is a parasitic infection caused by whipworm.

Trichuriasis

7- Cutaneous Larva Migrans is caused by hookworm

8- Filariasis is a parasitic infection caused by the roundworms.

9- Giardiasis is an infection in the small intestine

How does ABD 400 mg tablet work?

Parasitic worms feed on the sugar available in the body of the infected person. ABD 400 mg tablet cut off the supply of glucose to the worms. Worms eventually die and are expelled out of the body.

What are the substitutes for ABD 400 MG Tablet?

Below are the substitutes of ABD 400 MG tablets with the same strength, composition, and form.

1- Albol 400mg by East West Pharma

2- Abendol 400Mg by Leeford Healthcare Ltd

3- Albekem 400 Mg by Alkem Laboratories Ltd

4- X Worm Plus 400 Mg by Cipla Ltd

5- Raxban 400Mg by Ravian Life Science Pvt Ltd

Raxban 400 Mg

6- Xeroworm Ad 400 Mg by Alpha Pharmaceuticals

7- Krimfre-Al 400 Mg by Ravenbhel Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

8- Wintil 400Mg by Makers Laboratories Ltd

9- Bendtus 400mg by Tusker PharmaPvt Ltd

10- Toko Forte 400Mg by Lark Laboratories Ltd

11- Bendross 400mg by Emami Frank Ross Ltd

12- Wormex 400Mg by Cipla Ltd

13- Gekare 400mg by Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd

What are the interactions of ABD 400 MG Tablet?

One should know what are the possible interactions of medicines while taking up with different food items, medicines, and disease. Below are the interactions of ABD 400 MG tablet with:

1- It is advised to consult the doctor before taking medicine with Alcohol, as interaction with alcohol is not available.

2- Interaction with food- for avoiding any unwanted effect avoids grapefruit juice while taking Abd 400 MG tablet.

3- Interaction with medicine:

a- Clozapine- if you are using Abd 400 MG with Clozapine then informs the doctor along with any sign or symptom of infection.

b- Dexamethasone- Ask the doctor for suitable adjustments in the dosage if Abd 400 MG is prescribed with Dexamethasone.

c- Praziquantel- Inform the doctor about the usage of Abd 400 Mg tablet with Praziquantel.

d- Carbamazepine- Ask the doctor for the suitable adjustment in the medication if taking Carbamazepine with Abd 400 MG tablet.

e- Phenytoin- If you notice any side effects while taking Phenytoin with Abd 400 MG tablets then ask the doctor for suitable dose adjustments.

What are the precautions to be taken while using Abd 400 MG Tablet?

Before using ABD 400 MG tablet, inform the doctor about your current medications, allergies, current health condition, and pre-existing diseases. Inform the doctor about:

1- This medicine might alter the bone marrow functionality and reduce the count of white blood cells. If such abnormality is observed then discontinue the therapy. 

count of white blood cells
2- This medicine may increase the liver enzymes level. So the patients with liver diseases should take this medicine with caution. Ask a doctor for dose adjustment or alternative.

3- It may cause neurological effects on brain and result in fits, dizziness etc while treating Neurocysticercosis. A Doctor might prescribe other medicines with Abd 400 MG tablet for minimizing the neurological effects.

4- Consume this medicine with caution if you have a history of eye diseases like retinal lesions because of increased risk of retinal damage. Before starting with the treatment, inform your doctor about your medical conditions.

Is ABD 400 mg Safe During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding?

Pregnant women are not recommended with this medicine unless it is required. Discuss all the benefits and risks with the doctor before consuming this medicine. It is safe to take Albendazole during breastfeeding, as the drug does not pass on to the baby through breastmilk. But you should always get it prescribed by your doctor.

What are the Side Effects of ABD 400 MG Tablet?

Apart from the common side effects, there are some unwanted side effects of Abd 400 MG medicine:

1- Fever

2- Headache

3- Nausea or Vomiting

4- Seizures

5- Dark urine

6- Temporary Hair Loss

temporary hair loss

7- Elevated Liver Enzymes

8- Allergic Skin Reaction

9- Bleeding and bruising

10- Cephalalgia

11- Shortness of breath

12- Unusual tiredness

What are the Dosage Instructions for ABD 400 MG Tablet?

1- Take the missed doses as soon as possible once you notice it. You can skip the missed dose if next is close to your time. Do not consume extra dose for making up the missed ones.

2- Do not consume more than the prescribed doses. Consuming more than prescribed medication can worsen the symptoms and may show severe side effects.

3- Before taking ABD 400 MG tablet it is advised to consult the doctor.

4- It is advised to take ABD 400 MG medicine with food and avoid taking it in large quantity. If you notice any undesirable effects then it is recommended to consult the doctor. Make sure to complete the medication course and do not stop the medicines without talking to the doctor.

What are the Storage Conditions for ABD 400 mg?

It is advised to store the medicine in a cool dry place. Always keep it out of the reach of the children, sunlight, and moisture.

What is the Price of ABD 400 mg Drug?

The price of ABD 400 mg is INR 9.48 per tablet.

Are you looking for a medicine to cure stomach infections and loose motion? If yes, then metrogyl tablet might help you. If it's the depression which is disturbing you, you can ask your doctor for Tryptometer medicine to fight anxiety and depression.


Hope this article gave you all the information on ABD 400 MG Tablet along with its uses, precautions and side effects.

Dr. R K Sharma

About The Author

Reproductive Endocrinologist, Hysteroscopic Surgeon Dr. R K Sharma
Delhi

Dr. R K Sharma has completed MBBS and MD in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Pune University in 1981 and 1989 respectively. Dr. R K Sharma is one of the pioneers in the field of IVF treatment in India. He specializes in IUI, IVF, Embryo transfer and Hysteroscopy procedures. He is also a member of Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology Societies of India (FOGSI). Dr. R K Sharma is presently practicing at Primus Super Specialty Hospital, Chanakyapuri, Delhi. To know more, visit elawoman.com

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Prabhu Lohate

I use abd 400mg tablets with full precaution as listed in this article. It always works for me with a mild hair loss as a side-effect. But it is completely okay as I feel much better after having those.

Sept. 6, 2018, 1:02 a.m. 5.0

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Nidhi Joshi

I had Praziquantel tablets once with abd 400mg tablets. I was such a fool to do so without asking my doctor. I vomitted for a whole day and was on bed for a week.

June 30, 2018, 7:45 p.m. 4.5

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Saurabh Sharma

My sister was prescribed ABD 400 for treating neurocysticercosis and she had nausea, fever and hair loss as its side effects.

June 2, 2018, 3:01 p.m. 5.0

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Anju Sharma

March 19, 2018, 8:15 p.m. 4.5

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Shakshi Prabhat

My mother prefers abd 400mg tablets for an Ascariasis or any other disease caused by parasites. She completely trusts this medicine and it's really very effective too.

Feb. 15, 2018, 2:55 p.m. 5.0

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