Table of contents:
- How to use Helmedazol for worms correctly
- Release form and composition
- Pharmacological properties
- Indications for use of Gelmedazol
- Method of application of Gelmedazol
- Side effects of Gelmedazol
- special instructions
- Drug interactions
- Terms and conditions of storage
- Terms of dispensing from pharmacies
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How to use Helmedazol for worms correctly
The anthelmintic drug Helmedazole contains mebendazole. This active ingredient is effective in the treatment of mixed helminthiasis, capillariasis, trichocephalosis and many other pathologies caused by helminths.
Helmedazole is effective in the treatment of mixed helminthiasis, capillariasis, trichocephalosis.
Release form and composition
The drug has a tablet dosage form. 100 mg of mebendazole (active ingredient) is contained in each tablet.
- 72 mg corn starch;
- 3 mg aerosil;
- 3 mg talc;
- 3 mg magnesium stearate;
- 3 mg crospovidone;
- 0.5 mg sodium lauryl sulfate;
- lactose monohydrate.
In a contour blister there are 6 or 10 tablets. The pack contains 1 or 4 contour blisters.
Mebendazole is an effective anthelmintic agent with a wide spectrum of action. The substance is most active in the treatment of enterobiasis. It inhibits the utilization of glucose by helminth cells and significantly slows down the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in their body.
Gelmedazol is most active in the treatment of enterobiasis.
The metabolism of the drug occurs in the liver.
About 90% of the taken dose of Gelmedazol is excreted in its original form along with feces.
Mebendazole is almost not absorbed from the esophagus. The substance binds to plasma proteins by 90%. In the internal organs, it is distributed unevenly, accumulates in the liver, adipose tissue and helminth larvae. Metabolism of mebendazole occurs in the liver. In this case, the 2-amino derivative is formed.
The half-life of a substance lasts from 2.5 to 6 hours. About 90% of the dose taken is excreted in its original form along with feces. The part that has managed to be absorbed (from 5% to 10%) is excreted with the help of the kidneys.
Indications for use of Gelmedazol
An anthelmintic drug is used to treat:
- mixed forms of helminthiasis;
An anthelmintic drug is used in the treatment of ascariasis.
It is contraindicated to prescribe medication for lactation, pregnancy, severe liver dysfunction, in patients under 2 years of age, as well as in the presence of an allergic reaction to mebendazole and other substances included in its composition.
Method of application of Gelmedazol
For patients over 10 years of age with enterobiasis, the drug is given in doses of 100 mg at a time.
Patients 2-10 years old are prescribed doses of 25-50 mg at a time. With an increased risk of re-invasion, the administration can be repeated after 14-28 days at the same dosage.
For ankylostomiasis, trichocephalosis, mixed helminthiasis and ascariasis, the recommended doses are 0.1 g each in the evening and in the morning for 3 days.
Trichinosis is treated with doses of 200-400 mg three times a day for 3 days. From 4 to 10 days, doses of 0.4-0.5 mg are prescribed three times a day.
Side effects of Gelmedazol
Patients who take an anthelmintic agent may experience the following negative effects:
- on the part of the digestive tract: painful sensations in the abdomen, nausea, diarrhea, urge to vomit;
- from the nervous system: headaches, confusion of thought, dizziness;
- on the part of the hematopoietic organs: when using the drug in high dosages, eosinophilia, anemia and leukopenia may develop;
- from the side of the urinary system: cylindruria, hematuria;
- others: baldness, manifestations of an allergic nature.
When taking an anthelmintic drug in overdoses, abdominal pain, diarrhea and nausea may occur.
When taking an overdose of anthelmintic, diarrhea may appear.
Against the background of chronic overdose, liver dysfunction, neutropenia and hepatitis are observed.
The therapy involves the operative removal of the drug from the stomach by artificial induction of vomiting and the use of activated carbon. Further measures are symptomatic.
Long-term use of the drug requires regular monitoring of the composition of peripheral blood, kidney and liver function.
It is forbidden to drink alcohol while treating with an anthelmintic agent.
Do not use laxatives after using mebendazole.
Application during pregnancy and lactation
A broad-spectrum anthelmintic agent is not used.
For patients under 2 years of age, the drug is not prescribed.
The active substance Helmedazol in diabetic patients reduces the need for insulin.
For violations of liver function
With diagnosed severe violations of organ function, an anthelmintic drug is prohibited.
The active substance of the drug in diabetic patients reduces the need for insulin.
It is necessary to avoid the simultaneous use of mebendazole with lipophilic substances.
Against the background of the combined administration of the drug with cimetidine, the plasma level of mebendazole increases, and when combined with carbamazepine and metronidazole, it decreases.
Terms and conditions of storage
Keep the medicine protected from the sun and water. The optimum temperature is within + 10 … + 24 ° С.
An expired anthelmintic drug should not be used.
Terms of dispensing from pharmacies
Anthelmintic medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription.
An analogue of Helmedazol - the drug Vermox is dispensed only by medical prescription.
From 60 to 78 rubles. for 6 tablets of 100 mg of active ingredient each.
Substitutes with the same active ingredient:
- Telmox 100;
Substitutes with a similar pharmacotherapeutic effect:
- Tansy flowers;
Olga Antipkina, 40 years old, Penza
I always keep the drug in my medicine cabinet at home. Once, with his help, we managed to cope with worms in my 6-year-old daughter. They were then found in her kindergarten. The treatment went without any trouble. The tablets should be taken twice a day. They do not cause a sense of disgust like many other drugs that have a similar effect.
Moreover, I want to note that the medication must be used simultaneously by all family members, otherwise the therapy may not give a positive result, or the disease will manifest itself again.
Evgenia Ananyeva, 37 years old, Tyumen
Completed the full course of this drug for helminthiasis. At first I tried Nemozol, but when I took it, unpleasant red spots appeared on my skin. Then the doctor advised to replace it with this anthelmintic agent. The therapy went well. There were no other side effects. Now my body is completely clean.
Oleg Voronin, 41 years old, Moscow
We have 2 dogs and a cat at home. My wife recently bought this medicine for the prevention of worms on the recommendation of a doctor, since we have 2 more children in the house. We drink in minimal doses and in short courses. Helminthiasis is no longer a threat to our family. Satisfied with the cost of the drug.
Zinaida Bronnikova, 36 years old, Tver
I started taking this medication as directed by a gastroenterologist. The doctor assured me that this remedy has a wide spectrum of action. I chose between him and several analogues (Telmox and Wormin). The price is at an affordable level. After 1 week of taking the medication, I went to the hospital to have my feces tested and a smear. Based on the results that were obtained during the examination, the doctor concluded that there were no worms left in my body.
Good medicine. I bought several packs at once to take it periodically to prevent helminthiasis. The doctor prescribed a prophylactic regimen. Now you don't have to worry about this problem.