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ALDABEN

DESCRIPTION
Aldaben (Albendazole) is a preparation which is a broad spectrum anthelmintic. In addtion to its vermicidal properties, Aldaben has been found to have both ovecidal and larvicidal activities in man.

COMPOSITION
Aldaben Suspension: Each 5 ml contains Albendazole USP 200 mg
Aldaben-DS tablet: Each tablet contains Albendazole USP 400 mg.

INDICATIONS
Aldaben is indicated in single and mixed infestations of:
– Pinworm or threadworm
– Whipworm
– Large roundworm
– Hookworm
– Tapeworm
Strongyloides stercoralis

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Adults or children over 2 years of age: 400 mg (1 Aldaben-DS tablet or 10 ml Suspension) as a single dose. In case of strongyloidiasis 400 mg or 10 ml suspension as a single dose for 3 consecutive days. If the patient is not cured on follow-up after three weeks, a second course of treatment is indicated. Aldaben-DS tablets may be chewed, swallowed or crushed and mixed with food.Children of 1-2 years of age: 5 ml Suspension or half (1/2) of Aldaben-DS tablet.
Children under 1 year of age: Not recommended.

FURTHER INFORMATION
Hydatid disease: For Echinococcus granulosus, adult over 60 kg, medical treatment, 800 mg daily in divided doses for 28 days followed by 14 tablet-free days; up to 3 cycles of treatment may be given.

CONTRAINDICATION
Because Albendazole was found to be embryotoxic and teratogenic in rat and rabit, its use is contraindicated in pregnant women. For women of child bearing age (15-45 years), Aldaben should be administered within 7 days of the start of normal menstruation.

ADVERS REACTIONS
A few cases of gastrointestinal discomfort and headache have been reported, but no definite relationship with the drug has been shown.

PHARMACEUTICAL PRECAUTIONS
Store in a cool, dry place, away from light. Keep out of reach of children.

PACKAGING
Aldaben Suspension : Bottle containing 10 ml suspension.Aldaben-DS tablet : Box containing 25 x 1 tablet in Blister Pack.

Manufactured by

Ad-Din Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

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