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What is the treatment for pinworm in a child?

Doctor proscribed albenza 200mg tablets to my 2 year old after having discovered she has pinworms. There is 2 200mg in pill form. She is to take 2 pills and follow up with two more pills for another dosage 2 weeks later to completely rid the infection. How can i give her her dosage if she cant swallow pills. Can i crush them and put it in apple juice, kool aid, milk? Does it have to be water? I cant have her chew them not knowing the taste, she refuses other medication and i want to make sure she takes it as directed and correct to her best benefit. Can they be taken on an empty stomack?
Mon, 29 Sep 2014
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Thanks for the query.
Albendazole is also available in liquid form. You may try that.
Yes you can mix it with juice/milk etc.
Yes you can give it empty stomach.
Follow the instructions to get rid of infestation.
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What is the treatment for pinworm in a child?

Thanks for the query. Albendazole is also available in liquid form. You may try that. Yes you can mix it with juice/milk etc. Yes you can give it empty stomach. Follow the instructions to get rid of infestation.