Name Bendazol
Synonyms 2-Benzylbenzimidazole

Molecular Formula C14H12N2
Molecular Weight 208.26
CAS Registry Number 621-72-7
EINECS 210-703-6

Bendazol is used to treat neurocysticercosis, an infection of the nervous system caused by pork tapeworms. Bendazol is also used to treat cystic hydatid disease of the liver, lung, and peritoneum, an infection caused by dog tapeworms.

Bendazol is used to treat infections caused by worms. It works by keeping the worm from absorbing sugar (glucose), so that the worm loses energy and dies.

Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in product labeling in the U.S., Bendazol is used in certain patients with the following infections:

Cutaneous larva migrans.
Common roundworms (ascariasis).
Hookworms (ancylostomiasis and necatoriasis).
Pinworms (enterobiasis or oxyuriasis).
Tapeworms (taeniasis).
Whipworms (trichuriasis).