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X Worm 200 MG Suspension

X Worm 200 MG Suspension

Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd
Medicine composition: Albendazole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

X Worm 200 MG Suspension 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, X Worm 200 MG Suspension 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 X Worm 200 MG Suspension 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 X Worm 200 MG Suspension, or any other medicines or food
  • In case you forget to take a dose of X Worm 200 MG Suspension, 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 X Worm 200 MG Suspension to treat your child?s condition.

    The mild side effects that are common for taking X Worm 200 MG Suspension 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 X Worm 200 MG Suspension may cause liver problems in some cases, it is advised to limit your consumption of alcohol when you are under this medication.

Hydatid Disease
X Worm 200 MG Suspension is used in the treatment of Hydotid disease or Echinococcosis caused by larva of dog tapeworm.
Neurocysticercosis
X Worm 200 MG Suspension is used in the treatment of pork tapeworm infection.
Enterobiaisis
X Worm 200 MG Suspension may be used in the treatment of pinworm infection.
X Worm 200 MG Suspension may be used in the treatment of threadworm infection.
X Worm 200 MG Suspension may be used in the treatment of roundworm infection.
Trichuriasis
X Worm 200 MG Suspension may be used in the treatment of whipworm infection.
Cutaneous Larva Migrans
X Worm 200 MG Suspension may be used in the treatment of hookworm infection of skin.
X Worm 200 MG Suspension may be used in the treatment of filarial worm infection.
X Worm 200 MG Suspension maybe used in the treatment of intestinal infection in children caused by Giardia parasite.
X Worm 200 MG Suspension is not recommended if the you are allergic to Albendazole or any drug belonging to the parent group namely, Benzimidazoles.
In addition to its intended effect, X Worm 200 MG Suspension may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Fever Major Common
X Worm 200 MG Suspension may cause fever after administration. The incidence should be reported immediately to the Doctor.
Headache Major Common
X Worm 200 MG Suspension may cause headaches if the intended use is to kill the parasites present in the brain.
Nausea or Vomiting Major Common
X Worm 200 MG Suspension may cause nausea or vomiting or both if the intended use is to kill the parasites present in the brain.
Seizures Major Less Common
X Worm 200 MG Suspension may cause seizures or fits if the intended use is to kill the parasites present in the brain.
Darker Urine Moderate Less Common
X Worm 200 MG Suspension may cause the urine color to change to dark yellow.
Temporary Hair Loss Moderate Less Common
X Worm 200 MG Suspension may cause hair loss while taking the medication. But the hair loss is reversible and returns to normal.
Elevated Liver Enzymes Moderate Common
X Worm 200 MG Suspension 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 Major Rare
X Worm 200 MG Suspension may cause a rare skin reaction called Erythema Multiforme. Other severe skin reactions including hives, rashes etc could also occur.
Blood Reactions Major Rare
X Worm 200 MG Suspension could cause blood reactions resulting in tiredness, lack of breath, abnormal bruising and bleeding.
How long is the duration of effect?
X Worm 200 MG Suspension 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?
X Worm 200 MG Suspension is poorly absorbed from the Gastro-intestinal tract and reaches its peak levels within 2-5 hours of administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
X Worm 200 MG Suspension 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?
X Worm 200 MG Suspension is not excreted in the breast milk. It is recommended to consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
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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.
India
United States
Japan
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 Moderate
X Worm 200 MG Suspension should not be taken with grapefruit juice in order to avoid the unpredictable effect.
Interaction with Medicine
Clozapine Major
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 Moderate
Suitable adjustments in the dosage is to be made under doctor's supervision before X Worm 200 MG Suspension is prescribed along with dexamethasone
Praziquantel Moderate
Suitable adjustments in the dosage is to be made before X Worm 200 MG Suspension is prescribed along with Praziquantel
Carbamazepine Moderate
Suitable adjustments in the dosage of X Worm 200 MG Suspension along with monitoring of levels by the Doctor is recommended.
Phenytoin Moderate
Suitable adjustments in the dosage of X Worm 200 MG Suspension along with monitoring of levels by the Doctor is recommended.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hello Doc, I have a cotton thread like think found in my stools today. Also I am having nausea from last 1 week. I have a little heaviness in stomach also I have taken 1 Albendazole (400 mg) today. Should I take one Albendazole (400 mg) tomorrow also or just one is enough. Kindly reply. Thanks.

BHMS
Homeopath, Bhopal
Hello Lybrate User, its a case of thread worm. You need to take 2 cycles of Albendazole for curing this. Take second dose of Albendazole after 2 weeks of first dose. If your symptoms still persist, you can consult me for proper treatment.

I am having recurrent giardia for the last 1.5 years and I have taken tinidazole (2 gram once), metronidazole (400 mg* 3 times for 7 days) once and metronidazole (14 days) another time, rifamaxin (10 days), albendazole (400 mg *5 days) during this these 18 months and still have symptoms. Can someone please help?

B.Sc (Bio), DMS (Cal), CMS , FWT, PET, DMLT (Cal), SBHM, Vacc,
Homeopath, Kolkata
Please you may take the given medicine for your suffering. 1) Cina -200. 2) Teucrium Marrumverum -200. In no 30 globules. To be taken four globules thrice daily before food no 1 and after food no 2 for one month. And report me the result for your suffering and consult with me over audio call. Notes:- do not take fatty, oily, spicy, fried food. Do not take water during meal, taken planty of water, water should be taken before one or two hour or after every meal.
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I am 23 year old mail and I have worms in my stomach. I have itching in the bottom ass area as well. I have taken Albekem plus tablet one month before and it was fine. But after one month again I am feeling the same as before. Can I take the tablet again? Or is there any problem if we take regularly?

MBBS
General Physician, Jaipur
Get tested stool examination 2 or 3 times it will give idea what type of worms and other details although tablet albendazole may be taken after a month better after taking tablet get stool tested. Check drugs available on doctors prescription.
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