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Bendex 400 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd
Medicine composition: Albendazole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: April 08, 2019

Bendex 400 MG Tablet is an antiparasitic medication that is used for treating a number of diseases caused by an infestation of parasitic worms. It is generally taken 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. It is available in the form of tablets and can be taken orally.

An antiparasitic, Bendex 400 MG Tablet is used for treating certain infections caused by tapeworms like hydatid disease (parasitic infestation) and neurocysticercosis (infection affecting the brain, muscles as well as well as other tissues). The anthelmintic drug kills the sensitive parasites in your body.

The Bendex 400 MG Tablet has to be taken orally. You can swallow it with water or crush it and chew it. You can also take it with food. 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 planning to get pregnant
  • If you are a breast-feeding mother
  • In case you are allergic to Bendex 400 MG Tablet, or any other medicines or food

In case you forget to take a dose of Bendex 400 MG Tablet, you can take the medication as soon as you remember it. However, if you remember at a time when you are about to take your next dose, igone the missed dose and follow your schedule from the upcoming dose. Do not take two doses together just because you missed one. It should also be kept in mind not to stop your medicines before the prescribed time, even if you think you are feeling better. Apart from that, you must consult your child’s paediatrician before using Bendex 400 MG Tablet to treat your child’s condition.

The mild side effects that are common for taking Bendex 400 MG Tablet are headache, dizziness, diarrhea and loss of hair. However, you should consult your doctor as soon as you can if you experience any of these symptoms:

  • A skin rash, itching, hives, swelling of your lips, tongue or the face. It would indicate that you had an allergic reaction to the medication.
  • If you are suffering from fever, sore throat or chills.
  • Changes in your vision.
  • Sudden seizures
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Redness or yellowing of the skin, or blisters, peeling and loosening of your skin. It may also include the insides of your mouth.
  • Discoloured urine or light coloured stool
  • Losing appetite, or pain in the right side of your upper belly
  • Feeling unusually tired or weak
  • Having flu-like symptoms

Since Bendex 400 MG Tablet may cause liver problems in some cases, it is advised to limit your consumption of alcohol when you are under this medication.

  • Hydatid Disease

    Bendex 400 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Hydotid disease or Echinococcosis caused by larva of dog tapeworm.
  • Neurocysticercosis

    Bendex 400 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of pork tapeworm infection.
  • Enterobiaisis

    Bendex 400 MG Tablet may be used in the treatment of pinworm infection.
  • Strongyloidiasis

    Bendex 400 MG Tablet may be used in the treatment of threadworm infection.
  • Ascariasis

    Bendex 400 MG Tablet may be used in the treatment of roundworm infection.
  • Trichuriasis

    Bendex 400 MG Tablet may be used in the treatment of whipworm infection.
  • Cutaneous Larva Migrans

    Bendex 400 MG Tablet may be used in the treatment of hookworm infection of skin.
  • Filariasis

    Bendex 400 MG Tablet may be used in the treatment of filarial worm infection.
  • Giardiasis

    Bendex 400 MG Tablet maybe used in the treatment of intestinal infection in children caused by Giardia parasite.
  • Allergy

    Bendex 400 MG Tablet is not recommended if the you are allergic to Albendazole or any drug belonging to the parent group namely, Benzimidazoles.
  • fever

    Bendex 400 MG Tablet may cause fever after administration. The incidence should be reported immediately to the Doctor.
  • headache

    Bendex 400 MG Tablet may cause headaches if the intended use is to kill the parasites present in the brain.
  • Nausea or Vomiting

    Bendex 400 MG Tablet may cause nausea or vomiting or both if the intended use is to kill the parasites present in the brain.
  • Seizures

    Bendex 400 MG Tablet may cause seizures or fits if the intended use is to kill the parasites present in the brain.
  • Darker Urine

    Bendex 400 MG Tablet may cause the urine color to change to dark yellow.
  • Temporary Hair Loss

    Bendex 400 MG Tablet may cause hair loss while taking the medication. But the hair loss is reversible and returns to normal.
  • Elevated liver enzymes

    Bendex 400 MG Tablet may cause the liver enzyme liver to go up to moderate levels. Severe liver damage could be a possibility if the dosage is prolonged.
  • Allergic skin reaction

    Bendex 400 MG Tablet may cause a rare skin reaction called Erythema Multiforme. Other severe skin reactions including hives, rashes etc could also occur.
  • Blood Reactions

    Bendex 400 MG Tablet could cause blood reactions resulting in tiredness, lack of breath, abnormal bruising and bleeding.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    Bendex 400 MG Tablet 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?

    Bendex 400 MG Tablet is poorly absorbed from the Gastro-intestinal tract and reaches its peak levels within 2-5 hours of administration.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Bendex 400 MG Tablet is suspected to cause harm to the developing fetus in pregnant women. Since there is a lack of conclusive evidence from studies on human, it is not recommended for use. However, its usage could be considered in cases where the potential benefits outweigh the risks associated.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Bendex 400 MG Tablet 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 one remembers. However, if it is time for the next scheduled dose, then one should skip the missed one.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    One should contact the Doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of overdosage include confusion, fainting, and difficulty in breathing.

Bendex 400 MG Tablet 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

    Alcohol

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Grapefruit Juice

    Bendex 400 MG Tablet should not be taken with grapefruit juice in order to avoid the unpredictable effect.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Clozapine

    Any sign or symptom of infection should be properly reported. Usage of either of the drugs should be reported to the Doctor so that safer alternatives can be prescribed.

    Dexamethasone

    Suitable adjustments in the dosage is to be made under doctor's supervision before Bendex 400 MG Tablet is prescribed along with dexamethasone

    Praziquantel

    Suitable adjustments in the dosage is to be made before Bendex 400 MG Tablet is prescribed along with Praziquantel

    Carbamazepine

    Suitable adjustments in the dosage of Bendex 400 MG Tablet along with monitoring of levels by the Doctor is recommended.

    Phenytoin

    Suitable adjustments in the dosage of Bendex 400 MG Tablet along with monitoring of levels by the Doctor is recommended.
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