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Can Ivoral forte tablet be taken for stomach worms?

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Posted on Mon, 1 Aug 2016
Question: hi doctor
my name is XXXX 27 years old...can I take ivoral forte tablet for stomach worms problem...is it safe...what are the possible side effects...
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Answered by Dr. Dr.Arnab (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
before taking any medicines, you need to get investigated thoroughly ..

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX Welcome to HCM,

I've gone through your query and understand your concern..

Now before advising you to take any medications(esp. antihelminthic drugs like Ivoral Forte), let me know if you've got yourself checked up by any physician ?

How was the worm problem diagnosed(detected) ?

Since when you've the problem (please explain what all problems are you suffering from ) ?

what all investigations have done so far ?

Also you should know that worm is a general term and there are various worm infestations in the gut (not stomach, it's the gut or colon which gets affected by them) and management varies from each other, so proper diagnosis and clinical evaluation is a must before advising any anti-helminthic medications..

Don't worry about the side effects as these are relatively safe drugs and side effects mostly include headache,malaise,pain abdomen,nausea,vomiting etc. but not shows in every one..

So please know the details so that I can guide you in a more specific way..

Take Care
Kind Regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Dr.Arnab (10 minutes later)
hi doctor thanks for your reply..I have not done any investigation or consulted physician... some times I feel itching in anal place...thought this could be because of worms and planning to take albenzodle tablet for worms
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Answered by Dr. Dr.Arnab (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Follow the Advises..

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX welcome back,

Thanks for following up..

Now your symptom is one of the symptoms of worm infestation but can be due to several other reasons also, in this case I'd advice to consult a physician who'll examine you physically and may order for a few investigations(eg. ESR, Absolute eosinophil count, stool routine and microscopy etc.) to confirm if it's due to worm infestations..

After clinical evaluation if there's any features of worm infestations then you may need to take Albendazole 400 mg just stat dose (not Ivoral Forte as it contains Ivermectin also) but not before that..

So just yourself at first, also since it's rainy season you need to very cautious about drinking water, drink only mineral/ U.V.R.O. purified water as they are one of the most common way of getting infected by the worms..

Hope this'll clarify your doubt..

Take Care
Kind Regards

For future reference you can always get in touch with me, below is my direct follow-up link through which you can contact me anytime anywhere, I'll be happy to help -

http://www.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=71041

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Can Ivoral forte tablet be taken for stomach worms?

Brief Answer: before taking any medicines, you need to get investigated thoroughly .. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX Welcome to HCM, I've gone through your query and understand your concern.. Now before advising you to take any medications(esp. antihelminthic drugs like Ivoral Forte), let me know if you've got yourself checked up by any physician ? How was the worm problem diagnosed(detected) ? Since when you've the problem (please explain what all problems are you suffering from ) ? what all investigations have done so far ? Also you should know that worm is a general term and there are various worm infestations in the gut (not stomach, it's the gut or colon which gets affected by them) and management varies from each other, so proper diagnosis and clinical evaluation is a must before advising any anti-helminthic medications.. Don't worry about the side effects as these are relatively safe drugs and side effects mostly include headache,malaise,pain abdomen,nausea,vomiting etc. but not shows in every one.. So please know the details so that I can guide you in a more specific way.. Take Care Kind Regards