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Patients should be advised that:

  • Some people, particularly children, may experience difficulties swallowing the ALBENZA tablets whole. ALBENZA chewable tablet is available for children and patients who may be unable to swallow a tablet.
  • Take ALBENZA with food.
  • ALBENZA may cause fetal harm, therefore, obtain a pregnancy test in women of reproductive potential prior to initiating therapy.
  • Advise women of reproductive potential to use effective birth control while on ALBENZA and for one month after completing treatment.
  • During ALBENZA therapy, monitor blood counts and liver enzymes every 2 weeks because of the possibility of harm to the liver or bone marrow.

Last reviewed on RxList: 6/29/2015
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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