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Albendazole
Essential medicine status
General description
Albendazole is an oral medication used for the treatment of soil transmitted helminthiasis and filariasis. Albendazole can also be used in combination with ivermectin to increase efficacy and reduce risk of resistance.
INN
Albendazole
Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
First added in 1989 (TRS 796) for Echinococcosis
Added in 1989 (TRS 796) for Cysticercosis
Added in 1991 (TRS 825) for Trichuriasis
Added in 1991 (TRS 825) for Ascariasis
Added in 1991 (TRS 825) for Enterobiasis
Added in 1991 (TRS 825) for Hookworm diseases
Added in 2011 (TRS 965) for Filariasis
Therapeutic equivalent for
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Recommendations
Section
Intestinal anthelminthics
  • Oral > Solid: 400 mg tablet (chewable)
Section
Antifilarials
  • Oral > Solid: 400 mg tablet (chewable)
Indications