Bendex 400 MG Tablet
This medication is an antiparasitic drug used for treating a number of diseases caused by an infestation of parasitic worms. It is generally prescribed for diseases like neurocysticercosis (affecting the brain, muscles and other tissues), giardiasis (intestinal infection), hydatid disease, pinworm disease (intestinal infection), ascariasis (gastrointestinal infection), filariasis (affecting the lymph nodes and vessels) and others.
The medicine falls under the group of drugs known as anthelmintics, which expels the parasitic worms either by stunning them or killing them without causing notable damage to the host body. Before you start this medication, you must inform your doctor if you have any of the following health conditions:
- Blockage in the biliary tract
- Liver disease
- A low blood count (low platelet, white cell or red cell count)
- If you are pregnant or a breast-feeding mother
How long is the duration of effect?It is broken down in the liver and remains active in the body for an average of 8.5-9 hours.
What is the onset of action?It is poorly absorbed from the Gastro-intestinal tract and reaches its peak levels within 2-5 hours of administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?The medicine is not suggested for use in pregnant women.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?The medicine is not excreted in the breast milk. It is recommended to consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Bendex 400 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Are there any missed dose instructions?The missed dose should be taken as soon as you remember.
Are there any overdose instructions?One should contact the doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected.
The drug gets converted into sulfoxide form and causes degeneration of cytoplasmic microtubules and tegmental cells. This results in depletion of energy and metabolic processes and the parasites are killed
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
AlcoholInteraction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
LabInformation not available.
Interaction with Food
Grapefruit JuiceIt should not be taken with grapefruit juice in order to avoid the unpredictable effect.
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