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Overview

Zybend 200 MG Suspension

Manufacturer: Zydus Cadila
Medicine composition: Albendazole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

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

    The mild side effects that are common for taking Zybend 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 Zybend 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.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Gastroenterologist before using this medicine.

Hydatid Disease
Zybend 200 MG Suspension is used in the treatment of Hydotid disease or Echinococcosis caused by larva of dog tapeworm.
Neurocysticercosis
Zybend 200 MG Suspension is used in the treatment of pork tapeworm infection.
Enterobiaisis
Zybend 200 MG Suspension may be used in the treatment of pinworm infection.
Zybend 200 MG Suspension may be used in the treatment of threadworm infection.
Zybend 200 MG Suspension may be used in the treatment of roundworm infection.
Trichuriasis
Zybend 200 MG Suspension may be used in the treatment of whipworm infection.
Cutaneous Larva Migrans
Zybend 200 MG Suspension may be used in the treatment of hookworm infection of skin.
Zybend 200 MG Suspension may be used in the treatment of filarial worm infection.
Zybend 200 MG Suspension maybe used in the treatment of intestinal infection in children caused by Giardia parasite.
Zybend 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, Zybend 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
Zybend 200 MG Suspension may cause fever after administration. The incidence should be reported immediately to the Doctor.
Headache Major Common
Zybend 200 MG Suspension may cause headaches if the intended use is to kill the parasites present in the brain.
Nausea or Vomiting Major Common
Zybend 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
Zybend 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
Zybend 200 MG Suspension may cause the urine color to change to dark yellow.
Temporary Hair Loss Moderate Less Common
Zybend 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
Zybend 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
Zybend 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
Zybend 200 MG Suspension could cause blood reactions resulting in tiredness, lack of breath, abnormal bruising and bleeding.
How long is the duration of effect?
Zybend 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?
Zybend 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?
Zybend 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?
Zybend 200 MG Suspension 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 Zybend 200 MG Suspension , and hence can be used as its substitute.
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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
Zybend 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 Zybend 200 MG Suspension is prescribed along with dexamethasone
Praziquantel Moderate
Suitable adjustments in the dosage is to be made before Zybend 200 MG Suspension is prescribed along with Praziquantel
Carbamazepine Moderate
Suitable adjustments in the dosage of Zybend 200 MG Suspension along with monitoring of levels by the Doctor is recommended.
Phenytoin Moderate
Suitable adjustments in the dosage of Zybend 200 MG Suspension along with monitoring of levels by the Doctor is recommended.
Zybend 200 MG Suspension 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
What are you using Zybend 200 MG Suspension for?
Other
Neurocysticercosis
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Popular Questions & Answers

What is the best time to take zybend 400 mg. Whether to take before meal of after having food?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
What is the best time to take zybend 400 mg. Whether to take before meal of after having food?
It is not important weather to take it before meal or after meal. What impois to take it on a fix time every time. Say you take it in the morning 9 o clock than take it at 9o clock.don't do it like today you take it in the morning, second time you take in the noon. Don't do that.fix a time and take it regularly.

Hello sir, I have stomach warm problem it creates lots of problem for me. I was takes some medicine like (mebendazole, albendazole, zybend and many others tablets for this problem) but this problem cannot solve. So please tell me the medicine and dosage and also time period. Thank You.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Hello sir, I have stomach warm problem it creates lots of problem for me. I was takes some medicine like (mebendazole...
Hi. Please start with tablet krumikuthar (Baidyanath) 2 tablets at bed time for 15 days. For thorough guidance, Please feel free to consult.

Deworming - 13 days ago I had taken Bandy 400 mg (Albendazole), after many years. I felt tiny worms wriggling in the stool next morning. Do I need repeat tomorrow?

MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Gurgaon
Hello, You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to albendazole, or to similar drugs such as mebendazole (Vermox). To make sure albendazole is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have: liver disease; or bone marrow suppression. Thanks.
1 person found this helpful

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.

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