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Had anal itching, believing to be due to worms took albendazole. Suggest dosage? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 23-Jul-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:I got anal itching few days back which I believe is due to worms..
User:so i took an albendazole tablet last night...
User:I'd like to know the dosage for this tablet. Is one enough?
Doctor:For the more common infections, 400 mg a day is enough
Doctor:For the rare and the more complicated ones, 400 mg daily for 3 days is needed
User:What time is it recommended to take (ie. after dinner, etc)?
Doctor:Any time is ok
Doctor:Itching from local yeast or fungal infections can mimic worm infestations
User:Ok Dr. I'm done with my queries. Thank you for your time.
Doctor:Take care
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