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Can Zentel be taken for deworming?

Hi, I have threadworms and took 1 x mg zentel tablet 2 days ago, i felt the medication work in the evening when it hit the gut and it gave me immediate relief however when I woke in the morning i could still feel some worms wiggling. I learnt that I should have taken 2 x zentel tablets so proceeded to take the correct dose the same time the next day. Again in the evening I felt the zentel work and it gave me relief, again however upon waking I can still feel some worms??? How are they surviving and do I continue to take zentel daily or try an alternative? I am being scrupulously hygienic to prevent possible reinfection? Please help
Fri, 18 Dec 2015
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dear friend
the correct dose of Albendazole is 400 mg in a single dose
the best would be to take one tab at night after meals and repeat the same after 15 days.\
also use a glove at night as the re infection by the eggs can take place
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