METSALBEN 2,5%; 10%

Albendazole is a broad-spectrum anthelmintic, active against mature and immature nematodes, cestodes as well as against eggs and mature trematodes.


Metsalben 2.5% conatins 2.5% Albendazole; Metsalben 10% conatins 10% Albendazole.

Mechanism of the albendazole action as a part of the drug is disruption of carbohydrate metabolism in helminthes, which leads to its destruction and withdrawal from the animal body. Due to its egg-killing action it reduces pasture infestation by helminthes.

Metsalben 2.5% and Metsalben 10% suspensions are moderately hazardous by degree of impact on the body. It is well tolerated by animals in recommended doses.

The drug is administered orally, once, individually by dosing gun or other dosage devices in admixture with feed.

In cattle: for treatment of nematodosis and dicroceliosis Metsalben 2.5%
suspension is administered in a dose 3 ml per 10 kg body weight, Metsalben
10% suspension - 3 ml per 40 kg body weight;

for treatment of fascioliasis Metsalben 2.5% suspension is administered in
a dose 4 ml per 10 kg animal weight, Metsalben 10% suspension - 4 ml per
40 kg animal weight.

In sheep and goats: for treatment of nematodosis, dicroceliosis, moniaziasis
Metsalben 2.5% suspension is administered in a dose 2 ml per 10 kg;
Metsalben 10% suspension - 2 ml per 40 kg animal weight;

for treatment of fascioliasis respectively 3 ml per 10 kg and 3 ml per 40 kg
animal weight.

In horses: for treatment of parascaridosis, strongylatosis, alfortiosis,
delafondiosis, anoplocephalosis cyatostomosis Metsalben 10% solution is
administered in a dose 7.5 ml per 100 kg body weight.

In pigs: Metsalben 2.5% Suspension is administered in a dose 2.4 ml per 10
kg; Metsalben 10% suspension - 4.2 ml per 40 kg animal weight.
Suspension should be carefully stirred prior to use.

The drug is used for deworming of cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, horses in the
following diseases:

• gastrointestinal nematodosis (haemonchosis, bunostomatosis, esophagostomiasis, nematodirosis, ostertagiosis, chabertiosis, cooperiosis, strongyloidosis, trichostrongylosis, giostrongilosis, parascaridosis, ascaridosis);
• pulmonary nematodosis (dictyocaulosis, protostrongylosis, mulleriosis, neostrongylosis, cystocaulosis, metastrongylosis);
• cestodiasis (monieziasis, avitellinosis, thysanieziosis);
• trematod infection (fascioliasis, dicroceliosis, paramphistomatosis).

No side effects have been observed by using the drug in recommended doses.

CONTRAINDICATIONS: The drug shall not be used in acute fascioliasis, during breeding period, in sick animals with infectious diseases and emaciated animals, as well as in sheep, goats and pigs in the first half, and in cows and mares - in the first trimester of pregnancy.

SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS: Prior to mass deworming every batch of the drug shall be pre-tested in a small group of animals (5-10 animals). In absence of complications within 3 days you can start treatment in all livestock.

INDIVIDUAL PREVENTION MEASURES: All operations with the drug shall be made in protective clothing (dressing, headwear, rubber goggles). In case of accidental contact of the drug with skin or mucous membranes you must rinse with large amount of water.

Do not drink, smoke and eat during operations. At the end of operations you should wash hands with warm water and soap; Wash and dry your gloves. Do not use containers under the drug for other purposes.

Slaughter for meat of cattle, horses and pigs shall be allowed not earlier than 14
days, sheep and goats - 10 days, use of milk obtained from cows for food purposes - after 3 days and milk obtained from sheep and goats - 4 days after the last drug administration.

Meat of compulsory slaughtered animals and milk obtained prior specified deadline may be used for feed purposes.