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Albendazole - Dosage and How to Use

How should Albendazole be used?

How you take this medication would depend on the type of worm infection you have. This may be a single dose or a short course of medication. You should follow the instructions given by your pharmacist or doctor.
​Type of worm infection​How should the medicine be taken?
​Pinworm infection
Hookworm disease
Roundworm infection
Whipworm infection
Threadworm infection
Pork/beef tapeworm infection
Dwarf tapeworm infection
Giardia infection
​Take the medication on an empty stomach.
​Liver fluke infections
Cutaneous larva migrans
Take the medication with food.


For treatments requiring more than a single dose, it is important to complete the full course of medication even if you are feeling better.


This medication is available as tablets for adults and suspension for children. For suspension, always shake well before use.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

​If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.

What should I do if I overdose?

Albendazole - Additional Information

Treatment of family members and other close contacts may be necessary. Some worm infections are spread very easily to others in close contact with the infected person.

To stop you and your family infecting others or reinfecting yourselves, follow the advice below for at least six weeks:

  • Keep nails short
  • Discourage nail biting or finger sucking
  • Wear pyjamas or underclothes in bed
  • Wash your bottom thoroughly in the mornings
  • Use a separate towel for each person in the house
  • Change clothes regularly
  • Wash and iron bed linen regularly
  • Wash hands and nails well after using the toilet and before meals
  • Toilets should be disinfected regularly
  • Updated on Saturday, July 31, 2021
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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