Alvet has a wide range of anthelminthic activity; it is very effective against mature and immature nematodes and cestodes as well as mature trematodes. It also successfully kills helminth eggs, thus decreasing contamination of pasture fields.
The drug’s mechanism of action is as follows: albendazole, the active substance of this drug, disrupts the glucose transport and microtubule function and decreases the activity of fumarate reducing enzyme in helminthes, which leads to their death.
When the drug is administered orally, albendazole is absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract and penetrates into the organs and tissues. Albendazole and other metabolites are excreted from the body mainly with bile and partially with urine; in lactating animals, it partially leaves the body with milk.