Albendazole is a benzimidazole anthelmintic. It is an effective broad spectrum anthelmintic.
Mode of action:
Albendazole binds to the B-tubulin inhibiting their polymerization into microtubules. The decrease in microtubules in the intestinal cells of the parasites decreases their absorptive function, especially the uptake of glucose by the larval and adult forms of the parasites. Insufficient glucose results in insufficient energy for the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in parasites and the parasite eventually dies.
Dosage and Administration:
Round Worm: 0.1 ml/kg body weight or 10 mg/kg body weight.
Tape Worm: 0.2 ml/kg body weight or 20 mg/kg body weight.
OR, according to the prescription of regestered Veterinarian/ Poultry consultant.
Side effects: Normal therapeutic dose will not cause any side effects in animals.
Contraindication: Don’t use other anthelmintic with Albendazole.
Precaution: Albendazole should not be used in first 45 days of pregnancy.
Withdrawal Period: Meat- 14 days.