Mebel is indicated in single and mixed infestations of:
· Enterobius vermicularis: Pinworm or threadworm
· Trichuris trichiura: Whipworm
· Ascaris lumbricoides: Large roundworm
· Ancylostoma duodenale: Hookworm
· Necator americanus: Hookworm
· Taenia spp.Strongyloides stercoralis: Tapeworm
Dosage & Administration:
Age 12 to 24 months: 200 mg as a single dose (Half of Mebel DS 400 tablet or 5 ml Mebel suspension). Adults & children (over two years): 400 mg (One Mebel DS 400 tablet or 10 ml Mebel suspension) as a single dose in cases of Enterobius vermicularis, Trichuris trichiura, Ascaris lumbricoides, Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus. In cases of strongyloidiasis or taeniasis, 400 mg (one Mebel DS 400 tablet or 10 ml Mebel suspension) as a single dose should be given for three consecutive days.
Giardiasis: 400 mg (one Mebel DS 400 tablet or 10 ml Mebel suspension) once daily for five days.
Mebel (Albendazole) in hydatid disease (Echinococcosis): In the treatment of echinococcosis, Mebel (Albendazole) is given by mouth with meals in a dose of 400 mg twice daily for 28 days for patients weighing over 60 kg. A dose of 15 mg/kg body weight daily in two divided doses (to a maximum total daily dose of 800 mg) is used for patients weighing less than 60 kg. For cystic echinococcosis the 28- days course may be repeated after 14 days without treatment to a total of three treatment cycles. For alveolar echinococcosis, cycles of 28 days of treatment followed by 14 days without treatment may need to continue for months or years. When three courses of therapy have been given in the pre or post surgical setting, optimal killing of cyst contents is achieved.
Mebel DS Tablet: Each chewable tablet contains Albendazole USP 400 mg.
Mebel Suspension: Each 5 ml suspension contains Albendazole USP 200 mg