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Mag-Anthel-L Tablet

Manufactured byMAGMA ALLIANZ LABORATORIES LTD
ContainsAlbendazole (400 mg) + Levamisole (150 mg)
Description

Mag-Anthel-L Tablet is a broad-spectrum medicine which may be used for the treatment of intestinal worm infections caused by tapeworms, pinworms, roundworms, and hookworms. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from severe kidney diseases due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Mag-Anthel-L Tablet

  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Chest pain
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Rash
  • Fever
  • Dark urine
  • Bleeding and bruising
  • Shortness of breath
  • Unusual tiredness

Uses of Mag-Anthel-L Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Ascariasis
  • Mixed Ascariasis-Hookworm infections
  • Ancylostomiasis
  • Hydatid Disease
  • Neurocysticercosis
  • Enterobiaisis
  • Strongyloidiasis
  • Trichuriasis
  • Taeniasis
  • Filariasis
  • Hymenolepis nana infections
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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 while receiving this medicine since it may increase the risk of adverse effects such as severe headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, 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. Your doctor may prescribe a suitable alternative based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to albendazole, levamisole, or any other inactive ingredients present along with the formulation.

Severe renal impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from severe kidney diseases due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.
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. Your doctor may prescribe a suitable alternative based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Driving or operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause symptoms such as dizziness, sleepiness, etc. in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Liver impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Regular monitoring of liver function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Kidney impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Regular monitoring of kidney function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

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.

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

This medicine is usually administered/taken as a single dose. If you are on scheduled dosing, 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 while receiving this medicine since it may increase the risk of adverse effects such as severe headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, etc.
Interaction with Medicine

Carbamazepine

Clozapine

Dexamethasone

Phenytoin

Anticoagulants

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 results in draining the worm's energy, eventually killing it. Levamisole paralyzes the muscles of the worms and reduces their ability to reproduce. 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

Levamisole - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 2 August 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00848

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

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

Levamisole [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 2 August 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/levamisole
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Information on this page was last updated on 7 Aug 2019

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