Albenza is a brand name for albendazole, a popular anti-worm (anthelmintic) drug. It is used, understandably, to prevent newly hatched isect larvae from growing and increasing the worm population in your body. Albenza can also help with a number of infections that are caused by parasites like pork tapeworm, dog tapeworm etc.
Albenza should not be used by female patients who are pregnant or breast-feeding. Even before you start on the Albenza course you should begin using an effective form of birth control and keep doing this for at least a month after your condition is successfully treated. In order to lessen such Albenza side effects as nausea or upset stomach, take the medication with warm food. Mind that Albenza has been known to lower the amount of immune blood cells that your body needs to fight off infections. This causes the patient to get sick more easily after being exposed to a contagious disease and bleed more from an unsignificant injury. Your doctor will most likely insist on testing your blood regularly while you are taking Albenza. It is also possible that you will be sheduled for liver function tests, as well. Albendazole can affect the human liver, so if you are going to start on an Albenza treatment regimen, warn your doctor about any liver diseases you have ever had.