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Which is more effective in deworming a 4yr. old child, Mebendazole or Albendazole? And what is the right dosage of said medicine?
Asked On : Thu, 2 Jun 2011
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Pediatrician 's  Response
albendazole is drug of choice now a days.It is single dose(400mg), so better patients compliance
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Dentist Dr. Vrijilesh Rai's  Response
Albendazole is the drug of choice these days for most common deworming.

Recommended dosage for anyone >2yrs is 400mg as a single dose, repeated once after a month.

In cases of longstanding tapeworm infections (commoner in beef/pork eaters), 400mg for three consecutive days is recommended.

In case of Hydatid disease and Neurocysticercosis, the dosage is much higher and for longer duration.
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