Can I take albendazole?

I have chronic hep b but not on anti viral treatment yet.
I just took 400 milligrams of albendazole. Should I be worried?

Hi @sslim,
I doubt there is anything to be worried about if it is a one time treatment. Albendazole is used to treat parasitic worms and I doubt it will impact your HBV virus. Some people who take it for a prolonged period (14-28 days) can sometimes have liver toxicity. It is mostly safe otherwise according to this research.

Korean J Parasitol. 2021 Jun; 59(3): 189–225. Published online 2021 Jun 30. doi: 10.3347/kjp.2021.59.3.189

I hope this helps. Bansah1.

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This is very helpful, thank you!