One dose of Zentel Tablets is all its takes

By Gaylen KaSai - Friday, November 15, 2019

As long as I can remember I've been rather thin, in my younger years. I've never really had a problem eating when I was growing up, I mean I've never been deprived of food and nutrients. Yes, I was picky about food just like any other child during the ‘phases’ but I just can't seem to gain any weight back then, not enough to  maintain a healthy weight, which is actually not healthy and can cause a ton of health-related issues. I also remember that my parents used to put me on a twice-a-year Deworming medication, and I never really understood it until now when I am about to administer the exact same medication to my children. Dad used to say ‘the worms are eating all your nutrients’ and I remember freaking out everytime he says that and I am always worried about going to the toilet after taking the deworming meds, fearful to see them in my stool.

Yes, Like mother; like daughter they say. Now, Heiley is definitely taking up after me. No matter how much she eats, she doesn’t seem to be putting on weight. For a 10 year old she’s looking like an 8 year old and this is getting us a little bit worried. Which is why I have decided to give her a dose of ZENTEL even tho there were no ‘worm infestation’ being diagnosed. 

How can we tell if a kid needs Deworming?

You should be on the alert, especially if your kid is constantly complaining of stomach upset or is vomiting. Another obvious sign would be a sudden reduction in weight no matter how much your kid eats, because the worms are taking up all the nutrients. The common symptoms that you should look for to confirm any worm infestation:

  • Worms in stool
  • Abdominal pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Itchy bottom
  • Fever
  • Irritability and disturbed sleep
  • Inactivity
Severe infestations can cause:
  • Diarrhea
  • Weight loss
  • Anemia
  • Fatigue
How do kids get worm infestation?

  • walking or playing barefoot in the garden or playground containing infected soil.
  • eating unwashed fruits, vegetables, fish or meat that may contain worm eggs or worms.
  • eating green produce washed with contaminated water.
  • transfer of parasitic worms from pets to owner.
  • not washing hands with soap and water after defecating.
 How many types of worms are there?         
Some common types of parasites that can grow in the child’s digestive system are tape worms, whip worm, round worms, hook worms and pin worms. Worm infestation is common in growing children age 5 to 10 and can be tackled by being alert, identifying symptoms in the early stage and by taking regular de-worming medications (Zentel Tablets).

What should I do?
Well, Worms Infestation in kids are easy to treat and usually aren’t serious. Your doctor will probably tell you to give your child a dose of antiparasitic tablets like ZENTEL Tablets, which you can get also get at any local pharmacy or drugstore. If your kid is diagnosed with Worms Infestation, you should also treat everyone in the household with antiparasitic tablets too. This stops the spread of worms between family members. It’s also a good idea to keep your child home from school or child care while she has worms, to stop worms spreading to other children. Unfortunately, the eggs spread easily and it’s common for infections to come back. 

What is  Zentel Tablet? 
 Zentel Tablet is used for curing worm infestation or in another words, deworming. Just one dose of  Zentel Tablet can kill all 6 types of worms (roundworm, whipworm, hookworm, pinworm, threadworm, tapeworm). Zentel Tablet is chewable and can also be crushed and mixed with food for younger children. There are no special procedures like fasting or purging. The dosage of Zentel is as below :
  1. For roundworm, whipworm, hookworm and pinworm
·       Adults and children above 24 months: 2 tablets (400mg) as a single dose.
·       Children 12-24 months: Take half the adult dose
2.               For threadworm and tapeworm
·      Adults and children above 24 months: 2 tablets (400mg) as a single dose once a day for 3 consecutive days.
Do remember that you should not exceed the maximum daily doses and treatment and that Zentel tablets must not be used during pregnancy. It is also not suitable for those who have been diagnosed with liver or kidney problems, so it is best to seek advice from a Healthcare Professional before taking this medicine.  
What are the Side Effects? 
Well just like any other medicine, there may have some unwanted side effects, however it depends on individuals.  This doesn’t happen to everyone. It didn’t happen to Heiley or Vegas. 
Mild Side Effects
  • vomiting or feeling sick, stomach pains or diarrhoea
  • mild skin rash or itchiness
  • headache or dizziness
Serious Side Effects
  • fever
  • bone pain
  • headache
  • tiredness, shortness of breath, looking pale.
  • frequent infections
  • unusual bleeding or bruising.
  • yellowing of the skin and eyes, also called jaundice, dark coloured urine and/or light coloured stools.
  • infections of the throat, mouth, skin or nasal passage.
  • Seizures
  • Blurred or abnormal vision
  • Unusual behaviour
  • Unusual numbness or weakness
  • Unusual taste, smell or hearing

Is there any way to prevent this?

There are several ways to help prevent the spread of worms which is basic hygiene. 
  • Cut fingernails regularly.
  • Thoroughly wash hands after going to the toilet and before handling food.
  • Try to encourage your child not to scratch around his bottom or suck his thumb or fingers.
  • Treat everyone in the family with antiparasitic tablets when someone in the family has worms.
  • If you or your child has worms, regularly wash her clothes and bed linen in hot soapy water every day for up to several days after treatment.
  • Clean toilet seats and potties regularly.
  • Encourage your child to take a shower or bath every day (morning is better to help remove eggs).
I hope that this has helped you and your kid in any way and I surely look forward to Heiley putting on more weight.
DISCLAIMER: All views expressed are entirely my own and does not reflect the official policy or opinions of any company. Usage of the product is therefore strictly at your own risk.

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  1. There's no one more important for me than my daughter! I'll make sure she won't ever face a toothache by doing a routine dental treatment !