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We live in a remote city in China and my wife has symptoms

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We live in a remote city in China and my wife has symptoms of what we think is parasite infection, i.e. diarrohea and stomach p[ains. We also have frequent contact with an eleven year old orphan whom we found in terrible, unhygeinic circumstances.
As there are so many different parasites and we do not have access to sophisticatyed medical services ...

What dosage of Albendazole should we take? We are otherwise in good health.

What dosage would you recommend for the Chinese boy?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Jerry E replied 1 year ago.
Greetings from New York, this is Dr. Jerry E. I'm so glad you asked this question, let me give you some medical information now.

Please indicate how long she has been experiencing these symptoms? Are they worsening?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

About 6 weeks, with occasional relief. not patricularly getting worse.

Expert:  Dr. Jerry E replied 1 year ago.
Okay. Was your wife seen by a medical professional to confirm her symptoms are associated with neurocysticercosis? How long has she been taking the Albendazole?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

neurocysticercosis - long word, beats me, but yes my wife did see a doctor about 3 weeks age qand it was he who prescribed the METRONIDAZOLE and the CIPROFLOXASIN.


 


The Albendazole - one dose of 400mg once only, taken today

Expert:  Dr. Jerry E replied 1 year ago.
Okay. Did that doctor also prescribe the Albenazole?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.


No - we purchased a packet today as the best locally available anti-parasiter medication.

Expert:  Dr. Jerry E replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for that information. May I please have you and your wife's approximate weights?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I am 78kg, 168cm, very fit and strong, and my wife 70 kg, same height, otherwise healthy. No medications, no known allergies.

Expert:  Dr. Jerry E replied 1 year ago.
Thank you.

You should both take 400 mg of the Albendazole twice daily. You will take one dose first thing in the morning and the other dose before bedtime.

Typical treatment with this medication lasts anywhere between 10 to 30 days. If your wife's symptoms are still present after 14 days, she should continue the medication for the full 30 days.

There are some unpleasant side effects associated with this drug. Some are:
stomach discomfort, headache, nausea, dizziness alopecia and dry mouth.

This treatment, combined with the other drugs previously prescribed by your doctor should remedy your wife's condition.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thank you so much for your ver thorough approach, Dr Jerry. I wish you every blessing and success,


 


Les Whykes

Expert:  Dr. Jerry E replied 1 year ago.
You are welcome.

I forgot to indicate the dosage for the child you mentioned. He/She should take a single 400 mg daily dose first thing in the morning. Also, please be sure that you take this medication with food.

Best of luck!

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