Zestaval - albendazole 200mg


Take only by physician’s prescription

Composition: in 1 tablet – albendazole 200mg.

Pharmacotherapeutic group: Anthelmintic and antiprotozoal agent.

Indications: ascariasis; enterobiasis (pinworm), echinococcosis, giardiasis in children; hymenolepiasis (dwarf tapeworm), taeniasis (pork tapeworm), trichuriasis (whipworm), trichinosis, ankylostomiasis and necatoriasis; gnathostomosis; cutaneous larva migrans; clonorchiasis; hepaticolosis; neurocysticercosis; strongyloidiasis; toxocariasis; opisthorchiasis.

Administration and dosage: According to a doctor prescription. The drug is taken orally with food. If recovery does not occur within 3 weeks, the second course of treatment should be assigned. For patients who are unable to swallow the tablet, it is recommended to crush and take it with some water.

Standard dosage for intestinal infestations and cutaneous larva migrans.




Duration of intake

Enterobiasis, ascariasis, ankylostomiasis,

necatoriasis, trichuriasis

From 1 to 2 years

1 tab (200mg) x1/day, once

Over 2 years

2 tab (400mg) x1/day, once

Strongyloidiasis, taeniasis, hymenolepiasis

2 tab (400mg) x1/day, 3 days. In hymenolepiasis, a second 3-day course is recommended within the period from 10th to 21st day after the previous course

Clonorchiasis, opisthorchiasis

2 tab (400mg) x2/day, 3 days

Cutaneous larva migrans

2 tab (400mg) x1/day, 1-3 days


From 2 to 12 years

2 tab (400mg) x1/day, 5 days


Standard dosage for systemic helminthiasis.

The dosing regimen is individual depending on the age, body weight and severity of infestation. The drug is not recommended to prescribe in high doses for children up to 6 years. For patients with a body weight >60kg the ZESTAVAL dose is 2 tab (400mg) x2/day. For patients with a body weight <60kg the dosage is 15mg/kg/day in 2 intakes. The maximum daily dose is 4 tab (800mg).



Duration of intake



28 days. In inoperable cases three 28-day treatment cycles are recommended, divided by 14-day breaks. Before the surgery, two 28-day cycles are recommended divided by a 14-day break. If the preoperative course is less than 14 days or viable cysts are found during the operation, two cycles of 28 days each, divided by a 14-day break are performed after the surgery



28 days. Second 28-day course is repeated after a 2-week break. Treatment may be continued for several months or years


From 7 to 31 days. Second similar course may be repeated after a 2-week break


2 tab (400mg) x1/day, 10 days


2 tab (400mg) x1/day, 10-20 days



2 tab (400mg) x2/day, 5-10 days


Contraindications: Retinal pathology; pregnancy; lactation (breastfeeding); hypersensitivity, age below 1 year.

Packing: 2 tablets in a blister. 1 blisters (2 tablets) in a cardboard box along with a leaflet.

Produced by: “Remedica”, Cyprus

See also: http://www.remedica.eu