Valbantel is used for managing different worm infections. It removes the earthworms of the nutrients called for to multiply and endure, consequently killing them in the body. Valbantel is suggested for 2 weeks or as a solitary dosage. It may have to be taken when or two times a day, relying on the level of invasion and sort of infection treated. Aftering specific instructions is always vital for the person to effectively overcome the infection.
Is Valbantel safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
There are no adequate clinical trials of Valbantel administration during pregnancy. Valbantel should only be used during pregnancy if the potential benefit of treatment justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Valbantel has been classified FDA as pregnancy risk category C.
It is not known if Valbantel is excreted in human milk. Due to the lack of safety data, Valbantel should be used cautiously during breastfeeding.
Alopecia universalis was seen in a 70-year-old male on day 20 of daily treatment with Valbantel 15 mg/kg/day for Echinococcus. Alopecia fully recovered 1 month after stopping the medication .
Another case of alopecia in the form of telogen effluvium was reported in a 27-year-old female patient in her second week of a 2-week course of daily Valbantel 400 mg for treatment of cutaneous larva migrans. Remission was noted in 3 months will full restoration of normal hair observed at 11 months .
A novel case of psychosis in a 36-year-old female was documented after receiving a single dose of Valbantel 400 mg and ivermectin 12 mg for suspected helminthic infection. Symptoms of persecutory delusions and auditory hallucinations improved within 48 h and resolved within 1 week. Valbantel was the suspected cause given its ability to cross the blood–brain barrier .
Liver: A single case of toxic hepatitis was noted in Turkey after using Valbantel 800 mg/day for treatment of hydatid cysts .
Neurologic: Starting 3 days after treatment with Valbantel for presumed intestinal helminths, a patient experienced seizures (focal, myoclonic, generalised and status epilepticus) headache and contralateral hypoesthesia and ultimately expired. Postmortem analysis revealed neurocysticercosis, highlighting the importance of judicious use of the drug in populations living in areas with high rates of coinfection with Taenia solium .
What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Valbantel?
Common side effects of Valbantel include:
This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.
Generic Name: Valbantel (al BEN da zole)Brand Name: Albenza
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com on Aug 30, 2019 – Written by Cerner Multum
Valbantel is a benzimidazole and anthelmintic agent most commonly used in the treatment of echinococcosis (also known as Hydatid cysts) and neurocysticercosis . It causes degenerative alterations to the tegument and intestine of worms; this leads to impaired uptake of glucose and causes a depletion of glycogen stores . Valbantel ultimately causes a decrease in the production of ATP which causes immobilization and death of the worm.
Dosage Forms And Strengths
- Tablet: 200 mg
Each white to off-white, circular, biconvex, bevel-edged film coated, TILTAB tablet is debossed with “ap” and “550” and contains 200 mg of Valbantel.
Bottles of 2 Tablets NDC 52054-550-22 Bottles of 28 Tablets NDC 52054-550-28
What should I avoid while taking Valbantel?
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.