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BANDY PLUS 10ML SUSP

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BANDY PLUS 10ML SUSP

Bandy Plus 10ML suspension
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Bandy Plus 10ML suspension is an antiparasitic medication used in the treatment and prevention of parasitic infections (onchocerciasis, strongyloidiasis, scabies) caused by tapeworms, pinworms, roundworms and hookworms. It is used in treating serious infections of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, heart, lungs, bones, genital areas, skin, joints and other areas of the body caused by susceptible anaerobic bacteria. It is prescribed in treating trichomoniasis in both males and females, giardiasis, amoebic dysentery, anaerobic bacterial infection, antibiotic associated pseudomembranous colitis and in helicobacter pylori eradication therapy. However, the uses of this suspension mentioned here are not comprehensive, there may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredients of Bandy Plus 10ML suspension are Albendazole 200Mg and Ivermectin 1.5Mg/10ML

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Albendazole works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria, protozoa and other microorganisms that cause infections by damaging their DNA and disrupts certain vital functions in the worm’s body, thus resulting in draining the worm’s energy, eventually killing it. Ivermectin binds act by interfering with nerve and muscle function of helminths and insects. The drug binds to channels of glutamate-gated chloride that are common to invertebrate nerve and muscle cells. The binding of Ivermectin pushes these channels open, increasing the flow of chloride ions and hyper polarising the cell membranes. The affected tissue is paralysed by this hyper-polarisation, ultimately killing the invertebrate.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before using ABZ suspension:

  • Hypersensitivity to Albendazole and other nitroimidazoles
  • Concomitant use with disulfiram within the last 14 days
  • Pregnancy and lactation
  • Children below 5 years
  • Caution:
  • History of seizure disorders
  • Colitis
  • Retinal damage
  • Neurologic toxicity
  • Blood dyscrasias
  • Cockayne syndrome
  • Hepatic impairment
  • Severe renal impairment or End stage renal disease
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this suspension. Bandy Plus 10ML suspension is usually well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most of the side effects are generally mild and you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Epigastric discomfort
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Dark red-brown urine
  • Candidiasis
  • Weight loss
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Joint or muscle pain

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • Seizures
  • Peripheral and optic neuropathy
  • Aseptic meningitis
  • Hair loss or thinning of the hair
  • Sore throat and hoarseness
  • Blood dyscrasias
  • Peeling or blistering of skin
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis
How to Use

How to Use

Take Bandy Plus 10ML suspension as instructed by your doctor. Avoid missing or forgetting the dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t swallow two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
The suspension can be taken with or without food or as advised by your doctor. Take the suspension at the same time every day as it helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body.
Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine before completion of the course or without consulting your doctor. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount suggested even though the symptoms disappear after the medicine has begun. Stopping the medication too early can allow the growth of the bacteria to begin, which can lead to an infection relapse.

Overdosage

Avoid taking Bandy Plus 10ML suspension more than the prescribed dosage. In case of overdose, promptly seek medical advice. Depending on the dosage of the medicine, symptoms may vary in individuals, you may experience the following signs or symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Ataxia
  • Slight disorientation
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Use Bandy Plus 10ML suspension on the advice of medical practitioner. Complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

Caution is advised among patients with kidney problems. Dose adjustments of the suspension may be needed. Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is recommended while taking this suspension. If you have any renal problems, it is highly recommended that you consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Liver:

Caution is advised among patients with liver problems. Dose adjustments of the medicine may be needed. If you have any hepatic problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consumption of this medicine. Inform your doctor if you develop signs of jaundice like yellowing of skin and eyes, itching and clay-colored stools while taking this medicine.

Pregnancy:

Bandy Plus 10ML suspension is not recommended during the 1st trimester of pregnancy. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown adverse effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consumption of this medicine.

Lactation:

The medicine should be used with caution during breastfeeding. There is a possible risk of infant diarrhea and oral thrush based upon the limited human data and no human data available to evaluate effects on milk production.

Alcohol:

Consumption of alcohol with Bandy Plus 10ML suspension is not recommended for 3 days as it increases side effects such as tachycardia, dizziness, headache, nausea and vomiting. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking injection should be reported to your doctor immediately.

Driving:

The medicine may decrease alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, light headedness, so do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Food:

Unless your doctor instructs otherwise there are no specific dietary requirements while taking this suspension.

Drug Interactions:

All medicines interact differently for person to person. Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription. Alert your doctor if you’re taking Bandy Plus 10ML suspension with cimetidine, dexamethasone, praziquantel, carbamazepine, atorvastatin, warfarin, ethinyl estradiol, phenytoin, digoxin, phenobarbital, ciclosporin, lithium, disulfiram.

Precautions
  • Do not use this suspension post the expiry date
  • Do not use the suspension for durations shorter or longer than suggested by your doctor
  • Store at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius)
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


Drug Composition information
What is Albendazole for:

It is used to treat infections caused by worms.

How does Albendazole work:

Albendazole works to harm the worms and fight the infection.

How should Albendazole be used:

Take this exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor. Take Albendazole at regular intervals as instructed. Do not skip any doses. Continue to take it even when you feel better. You must complete the entire course unless otherwise directed. If you do not complete the course, the infection may not clear completely. Depending on the type of infection, you may need to take Albendazole for any length of time, ranging from 1 day to 1 month. Follow your doctors instructions. Take Albendazole together with or immediately after a full meal.

Common side effects of Albendazole :

Stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, reversible hair loss.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. - Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

What precautions should I take when taking Albendazole :

Alert your doctor if you are pregnant. Do not take Albendazole if you are pregnant. - It is important that you do not get pregnant while being treated with Albendazole. - You may wish to discuss birth control methods with your doctor or pharmacist, especially if you are taking Albendazole for a longer period, such as for a month. - Avoid pregnancy for at least 1 month after you stop taking Albendazole. - Alert your doctor if you are breastfeeding.

When do I need to seek medical help

Seek help if you think there was an overdose or signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing, chest tightness, fever, itching, bad cough, blue or gray skin color, seizures, or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. - Signs of infection. These include a fever of 100.5°F (38°C) or higher, chills, very bad sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, more sputum or change in color of sputum, pain with passing urine, mouth sores, wound that will not heal, or anal itching or pain. - Feeling very tired or weak. - Very bad belly pain. - Very bad headache. - Very upset stomach or throwing up. - Any bruising or bleeding. - Dark urine or yellow skin or eyes. - Not able to eat. - Any rash. - Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Albendazole with other medicines:

Let your doctor know if you are taking a gastric medicine called cimetidine. - Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Albendazole :

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Pregnancy Category

Category D : There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Therapeutic Classification

Antihelmintics


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the use of the Bandy Plus 10ML suspension?

The suspension is an antiparasitic medication used in the treatment and prevention of parasitic infections (onchocerciasis, strongyloidiasis, scabies) caused by tapeworms, pinworms, roundworms and hookworms. It is used in treating serious infections of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, heart, lungs, bones, genital areas, skin, joints and other areas of the body caused by susceptible anaerobic bacteria. It is prescribed in treating trichomoniasis in both males and females, giardiasis, amoebic dysentery, anaerobic bacterial infection, antibiotic associated pseudomembranous colitis and in helicobacter pylori eradication therapy.

Q2. What are the side effects of the Bandy Plus 10ML suspension?

The suspension is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects include nausea, vomiting, difficulty in breathing, epigastric discomfort, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, dry mouth, dark red-brown urine, candidiasis, weight loss, difficulty in swallowing, joint or muscle pain. Its use may also lead to extreme but uncommon side effects such as seizures, peripheral and optic neuropathy, aseptic meningitis, hair loss or thinning of the hair, sore throat and hoarseness, blood dyscrasias, peeling or blistering of skin, toxic epidermal necrolysis.

Q3. Should we take Bandy Plus 10ML suspension with food or without food?

The suspension can be taken with or without food or as advised by your doctor.

Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking the Bandy Plus 10ML suspension?

If you ever had impaired kidney function, sever liver impairment or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. This medicine is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to Albendazole and other nitroimidazoles, concomitant use with disulfiram within the last 14 days, pregnancy and lactation, children below 5 years. Caution is advised among patients with history of seizure disorders, colitis, retinal damage, neurologic toxicity, blood dyscrasias, Cockayne syndrome, hepatic impairment, severe renal impairment or end stage renal disease.

Q5. Does Bandy Plus 10ML suspension make you sleepy?

The suspension may decrease alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, light headedness. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Q6. Is Bandy Plus 10ML suspension harmful? What does an overdose of Bandy Plus 10ML suspension lead to?

The suspension is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Overdose of the medicine leads to nausea, vomiting, ataxia, slight disorientation, increased liver enzymes.

Q7. Can I take Bandy Plus 10ML suspension during pregnancy?

The suspension is not recommended during the 1st trimester of pregnancy. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown adverse effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

Q8. Can Bandy Plus 10ML suspension be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

No, do not take the medicine without doctor’s prescription.

Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on the Bandy Plus 10ML suspension?

Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended for 3 days as it increases side effects such as tachycardia, dizziness, headache, nausea and vomiting. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the suspension should be reported to your doctor immediately.

Q10. How to store Bandy Plus 10ML suspension?

Store the medicine at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the suspension according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

Q12. Can we give Bandy Plus 10ML suspension to children?

This suspension is not recommended for children below 5 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of the Bandy Plus 10ML suspension?

The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is 1-2 hours after administration. You will start to feel better in 2-4 days after taking the suspension.

Q14. How long does the effect of Bandy Plus 10ML suspension last?

The amount of time for which this medicine remains active on the body is for about 8 hours.

Q15. Can we take Bandy Plus 10ML suspension daily? If yes, how many suspensions can we take everyday?

Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration. Most recommended dose is once a day.

Q16. For how many days should I take the Bandy Plus 10ML suspension?

The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. Continue to use the medicine until completion of the maximum amount prescribed, even though the symptoms disappear after Albendazole has begun. Stopping the medication too early can allow the growth of the bacteria to begin, which can lead to an infection relapse.

Q17. When should I take Bandy Plus 10ML suspension?

Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

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