DRUGS & SUPPLEMENTS
What are the side effects you encounter while taking this medicine?
Helmint is a worming medication a broad spectrum of action, it is most effective when enterobioze. This drug causes irreversible disturbance of glucose utilization in the body of the worm and inhibits the synthesis of ATP.
Helmint is practically not absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. The plasma protein binding is 90%. This medication is distributed unevenly in organs and accumulates in adipose tissue, liver, and larvae of helminths. Helmint is metabolized in the liver to 2-amino derivative.
T1/2 is 2.5-5.5 hours. More than 90% of the dose is excreted unchanged in feces. Grown deep portion is excreted by kidneys.
Enterobiasis, ascariasis, hookworm disease, strongyloidiasis, trichuriasis, trichinosis, teniasis, echinococcosis, mixed helminth infections.
For adults and children over 10 years at enterobioze a single dose is 100 mg.
For children aged 2 to 10 years a single dose is 25-50 mg. In the case of a high probability of re-infestation the drug taking repeats after 2-4 weeks in the same dose.
It is recommended that simultaneous treatment of all family members.
When ascariasis, trichuriasis, hookworm disease, teniasis, strongyloidiasis and mixed helminthiasis - 100 mg in the morning and evening for 3 days. When trichinosis - 200-400 mg 3 times / day for 3 days, from 4th to 10th day - 400-500 mg 3 times / day. When echinococcosis - 500 mg 2 times / day in the first 3 days, then the same dose 3 times / day in the next 3 days. Later Helmint used in doses of 25-30 mg / kg / day in 3-4 doses.
Digestive system: rarely - nausea, abdominal pain; when used in high doses for long periods of time may be vomiting, diarrhea, transient elevation of liver enzymes in serum.
CNS: Rarely - dizziness when used in high doses for long periods of time - a headache.
Hematopoietic system: when used in high doses for long periods of time may be leukopenia, anemia, eosinophilia.
Urinary system: when used in high doses for long periods of time - hematuria, cylindruria.
Other: when used in high doses for long periods of time - an allergic reaction, hair loss.
Pronounced liver disfunctions, pregnancy, lactation, children under 2 years of age, hypersensitivity to Helmint.
Helmint is contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation (breastfeeding).
Category of the fetus by FDA - C.
With prolonged use of Helmint it is necessary to control the peripheral blood picture, liver and kidney function.
Within days after taking Helmint avoid drinking alcohol.
After receiving Helmint do not use a laxative.
It is mandatory a periodic examination of smears of the anal region and the feces after treatment.
Helmint reduces insulin requirements in diabetic patients.
It is necessary to avoid a simultaneously taking of Helmint with lipophilic substances. With simultaneous use with cimetidine it may increase, and carbamazepine, and other inducers of metabolism to reduce the concentration of Helmint in the blood.
Symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain. With prolonged use at high doses: reversible hepatic dysfunction, hepatitis, neutropenia.
Treatment: gastric lavage, enemas, activated charcoal method; there is no specific antidote.
Depending on the reaction of the Helmint after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Helmint not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.Is Helmint addictive or habit forming?
Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.
Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.
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The information was verified by Dr. Rachana Salvi, MD Pharmacology