Emanthal 200 MG Suspension

Manufactured byUnichem Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsAlbendazole
Description

Emanthal 200 MG Suspension is an antiparasitic drug used in the prevention and treatment of parasitic infections caused by tapeworms, pinworms and hookworms.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Emanthal 200 MG Suspension

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • 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 Emanthal 200 MG Suspension

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hydatid Disease
  • Neurocysticercosis
  • Enterobiaisis
  • Strongyloidiasis
  • Ascariasis
  • Trichuriasis
  • Cutaneous Larva Migrans
  • Filariasis
  • Giardiasis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    Emanthal 200 MG Suspension remains active in the body up to 9 hours after administration.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in 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.
  • Usage 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 if you are allergic to Emanthal 200 MG Suspension or any other drug belonging to the Benzimidazoles class of 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.

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

Emanthal 200 MG Suspension may alter the functionality of bone marrow resulting in a decreased count of white blood cells. Therapy should be discontinued if any such abnormalities are observed.

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. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Effects on Brain

Emanthal 200 MG Suspension may cause neurological effects such as dizziness, fits, etc. when the medicine is used to treat Neurocysticercosis. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery during treatment with this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe other medicines along with Emanthal 200 MG Suspension to minimize its neurological effects, based on your 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.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be taken as soon as one remembers. However, if it is time for the next scheduled dose, then one should skip the missed 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

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Carbamazepine

Clozapine

Dexamethasone

Phenytoin

Praziquantel

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.
Emanthal 200 MG Suspension should be taken along with food to maximize the availability in the body.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
It is advised to take this medicine with food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Emanthal 200 MG Suspension works by disrupting certain vital functions in the worm's body. This results in draining the worm's energy, eventually killing it.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Anthelmintics

Schedule

Schedule H

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

http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2015/207844s000lbl.pdf

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

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

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

http://www.mhra.gov.uk/home/groups/spcpil/documents/spcpil/con1483686053463.pdf
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