Albendazole is a broad-spectrum anthelmintic, active against mature and immature nematodes, cestodes as well as against mature trematodes. The drug has a wide range of actions, causing death to adult and larval forms of helminthes.
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. When administered orally albendazole is quickly absorbed by gastrointestinal tract and penetrates into organs and tissues; it is eliminated from the body mainly with urine and faeces. Due to its egg-killing action it reduces pasture infestation by helminthes.
The drug is moderately hazardous by degree of impact on the body. It is well tolerated by animals in recommended doses.