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Altburn Plus Tablet

Manufactured bySMAYAN HEALTHCARE PVT. LTD.
ContainsAlbendazole (400 mg) + Ivermectin (6 mg)
Description

Altburn Plus Tablet is a combination medicine used for the treatment of intestinal worm infections as well as infections of the blood caused by roundworms (microfilaremia). This medicine is not recommended for use in patients weighing less than 30 kg.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Altburn Plus Tablet

  • Fever
  • Skin rash
  • Muscle pain
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Headache
  • Swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Dark urine
  • Temporary Hair Loss
  • Elevated Liver Enzymes
  • Allergic Skin Reaction
  • Bleeding and bruising
  • Shortness of breath
  • Unusual tiredness

Uses of Altburn Plus Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Intestinal helminthiasis
  • Microfilaremia
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended in patients consuming this medicine. Alcohol may increase the concentration of the medicine and this may cause severe adverse effects such as a skin rash, headache, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, etc.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to albendazole, any other benzimidazoles, ivermectin, or any other inactive ingredients present along with these medicines.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Bone Marrow Suppression

This medicine may alter the functionality of bone marrow, resulting in a decreased count of white blood cells. Close monitoring of white blood counts may be necessary based on the clinical condition. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases.

Liver Diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases since it may increase the levels of the liver enzymes. Close monitoring of liver enzyme levels is recommended for such patients. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Retinal Damage

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of eye diseases such as retinal lesions due to the increased risk of retinal damage. It is advised that you inform the doctor about all your medical conditions before beginning treatment with this medicine. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended in patients consuming this medicine. Alcohol may increase the concentration of the medicine and this may cause severe adverse effects such as a skin rash, headache, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, etc.
Interaction with Medicine

Carbamazepine

Clozapine

Oxcarbazepine

Phenytoin

Warfarin

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Consumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine as advised by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Albendazole works by disrupting certain vital functions in the worm's body. This drains the worm's energy and eventually kills it. Ivermectin paralyzes the parasite; this results in the eventual death of the parasite. Their combination is thus better effective for the treatment of infections caused by worms.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Anthelmintics

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. CiplaMed. 2018 [cited 21 February 2018]. Available from:

https://ciplamed.com/content/bendex-plus-tablets

[Internet]. 2017 [cited 16 February 2017]. Available from:

http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2009/020666s005s006lbl.pdf

DailyMed - Ivermectin tablet [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 18 May 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=847a1dd7-d65b-4a0e-a67d-d90392059dac
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Information on this page was last updated on 28 Aug 2018

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