Zental is Albendazole
. It is the drug of choice for both Ascariasis & Enterobiasis. A single oral dose of 400mg is usually sufficient. However for severe Ascaris infection
it should be given for 2 to 3 days. Reinfection occurs with Enterobius infection
so more than one course is usually needed. It easily spreads to all members of the family so usually all the members in close contact with the infected persons are to be checked for possible infection.For Enterobius, Albendazole is repeated after two weeks. Sorbifer needs to be continued till haemoglobin
levels comes back to normal.