albendazole, which is an anthelmintic medication used to treat parasitic infections caused by various worms, including roundworms, hookworms, and tapeworms. The action and spectrum of albendazole are as follows:
Action: albendazole works by inhibiting microtubule formation in the parasite, ultimately leading to the parasite’s immobilization and death. This action prevents the parasites from reproducing and spreading in the body.
Spectrum: albendazole is effective against a wide range of parasites, including:
Intestinal parasites: albendazole is effective against roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and pinworms.
Tissue parasites: albendazole can also treat tissue parasites like tapeworms and flukes.
albendazole is ineffective against all types of parasites, and its efficacy may vary depending on the parasite species and the infection’s severity.