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Zybend 400 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Zydus Cadila
Medicine composition: Albendazole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: August 19, 2019

Zybend 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, Zybend 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 Zybend 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 this medication or any other medicines or food

In case you forget to take a dose of this medication, 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, ignore 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 pediatrician before using Zybend 400 MG Tablet to treat your child’s condition.

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

Albendazole is helpful in treating the below problems:

Side effects of albendazole are as follows:

  • Fever

  • Headache

  • Nausea Or Vomiting

  • Seizures

  • Darker Urine

  • Temporary Hair Loss

  • Elevated Liver Enzymes

  • Allergic Skin Reaction

  • Blood Reactions

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    This medication 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?

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

    It 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?

    It 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 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.
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Zybend 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


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


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Grapefruit Juice

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


    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.


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


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


    Suitable adjustments in the dosage of this medication along with monitoring of levels by the Doctor is recommended.


    Suitable adjustments in the dosage of it, along with monitoring of levels by the Doctor is recommended.
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