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Posted on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 in Internal Doctor Category
Question: I was told by a close relative that my family has to be de-wormed every 6 months. Is that true, if so, what medicine should be taken. The details of my family are below:
Male 37 - 92 kg
Female 38 - 70 kg (currently breast feeding)
Female - 9 - 42 kg
Female 6 - 20 kg
Male - 2 - 14 kg
Male - 8 months - dont know weight (on solids and breast feed)
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Answered by Dr. Kampana 37 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Tab. albendazole and syp. zental.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

Yes dewroming every 6 months that is twice a year in the month of march and september is a must especially for children ages between 2 to 6 years.

Deworming for adults is done by taking Tab. Albendazole 400mg once in the night after food. Can be taken even if the mother is beastfeeding her child.

For children, Syp. Zentel 10 ml once in the night after food should be given.

I hope this answered your query. Kindly follow up with queries if any.

With regards,
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Follow up: Dr. Kampana 59 minutes later
Please confirm my understanding:

The following will need Albendazole 400mg tab. once after food:
Male 37 - 92 kg
Female 38 - 70 kg (currently breast feeding)

The following will need Zentel 10 ml once after food:
Female - 9 - 42 kg
Female 6 - 20 kg
Male - 2 - 14 kg

The following will not need any medication:
Male - 8 months - dont know weight (on solids and breast feed)
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Answered by Dr. Kampana 3 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes you have got it right.

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,

Yes that is right. For children beyond 6 years of age we get chewable tablets or can also crush the tablet and drink it with water. If they can't swallow.

The syrup is for ages between 2 to 6 years.

I hope this answered your query. Kindly follow up if any.

With regards,
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