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Albenza (Albendazole)

Also Known as Zentel

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What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


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Albenza (Albendazole), is an anthelmintic (anti-worm) medication. It is designed to prevent newly hatched insect larvae (worms) from growing or multiplying in the body. Albenza is primarily used to treat certain infections caused by worms such as pork tapeworm and dog tapeworm. By targeting the worms' ability to absorb sugar, it effectively depletes their energy source, leading to their eventual death.

Before you buy Albenza, make sure you talk to your healthcare provider about the effectiveness and Albenza cost.

Fact Table
Formula C12H15N3O2S
License FDA approved
Bioavailability Poorly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract
Legal status Prescription only (Rx)
Chemical Name Methyl [5-(propylthio)-1H-benzimidazol-2-yl]carbamate
Elimination half-life 8 to 12 hours (metabolite half-life)
Dosage (Strength) Tablets: 200 mg
Pregnancy advice Should not be used during pregnancy; falls under Category C
Brands Albenza, others
Protein binding 70%
PubChem CID 2082
MedlinePlus number a610019
ChEBI ID 16664
ATC code P02CA03
DrugBank ID DB00518
KEGG ID D00134
Routes of administration Oral

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Always take Albenza medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. The dosage and length of treatment may vary based on the type of infection.

Albenza should be taken with food.

Swallow the tablet whole and if you have difficulty swallowing the tablet, it may be crushed or chewed with a little water.

Ensure you complete the full course of treatment to prevent the infection from returning.


Active Ingredient: Albendazole


Do not take Albenza if you are allergic to Albendazole or any other ingredients in the medication.

Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant as this medication may harm an unborn baby.

Avoid becoming pregnant while taking this medicine and for at least 1 month after your treatment ends.

It's essential to undergo regular blood tests to monitor your liver function while on Albenza.

If you have liver disease or a history of bone marrow suppression, inform your doctor before starting the medication.


Other medications can affect the removal of Albendazole from your body, impacting how Albenza works. Examples include cimetidine, praziquantel, dexamethasone, among others.

Side Effects

Common side effects may include:

  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Temporary hair loss

Remember, these are not exhaustive lists, and it's important to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice and guidance. If you prefer, you may contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) directly. Visit or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Frequently Asked Questions about Albenza

Is Albenza over the counter?

No, Albenza is a prescription medication and is not available over the counter.

Where can I buy Albenza?

Albenza can be purchased at licensed pharmacies with a valid prescription from a healthcare professional. To get the best price on Albenza online, you can order your medication from CanPharm.

Why is Albenza so expensive?

The price of Albenza is influenced by several elements, such as expenses related to research and development, production processes, and the demand in the market. It's a good practice to compare prices at various pharmacies or look for more affordable generic alternatives. To get the best price on Albenza online, you can order your medication from CanPharm.

What class of drug is Albenza?

Albenza belongs to the class of drugs known as anthelmintics or anti-worm medications.

Can you drink alcohol on Albenza?

It's recommended to avoid alcohol while taking Albenza as it may exacerbate certain side effects or interfere with the medication's efficacy.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.