Zentel Syp 20ml

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Zentel 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 Zentel 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

    When not to use it?

    Allergy
    This medicine is not recommended for use if you are allergic to Zentel Suspension or any other drug belonging to the Benzimidazoles class of medicines.

    Warnings

    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

    Zentel 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 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

    Zentel 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 Zentel 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.

    Dosage

    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.

    Interactions

    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.
    Zentel Suspension should be taken along with food to maximize the availability in the body.
    Lab interactions
    Information not available.

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