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Does albenzadole work for pinworm infection? How long does it take to work?

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Does albenzadole work for pinworm infection? If so how long does it take to work? And will symptoms like tickling get worse before it gets better?
Posted Fri, 7 Sep 2012 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Harish Naik 11 minutes later
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Pinworm (Enterobius vermicularis) infections are extremely common. The most common symptom of pinworms is an itchy rectal area.
Albendazole is the most common treatment for pinworms. Treatment is a single tablet, which kills the worms. There are different strengths for adults and children younger than two years of age. Because eggs can survive for a few weeks, the patient will have to take a second dose two weeks later to lessen the chance of reinfection.
Sometimes the ticking gets worse following treatment but eventually subside.
Hope I have provided the information you needed.
Wish you good health. Take care.
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Follow-up: Does albenzadole work for pinworm infection? How long does it take to work? 43 minutes later
I have taken 400 mg 2 times 2 weeks apart, most recently last Friday. I am still feeling the terrible tickle.

How long should I wait before asking a dr for more?Should it be working by now!
Answered by Dr. Harish Naik 41 minutes later
Good to hear from you.
I advice you to wait for 2 to 3 days and if the symptoms persists i advice you to see consulting doctor for examination. Even the stool examination can help to identify the parasite.
Hope i have cleared your queries. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer.
Wish you good health.
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