Fenben lab fenbendazol is an antiparasitic medication used to treat parasitic infections in animals such as roundworms, lungworms, and whipworms. It can also be used to prevent recurrence of cysticercosis in cats and dogs, as well as treat giardiasis in horses. It works at the cellular level, inhibiting microtubule activity, and interferes with cell division.
Some studies have shown that fenbendazole can slow cancer cell growth in cultured cells and animals, but there isn’t sufficient evidence from randomized clinical trials to show that it can cure cancer in people. Several studies have found that fenbendazole interacts with a number of different molecular pathways, and can induce cytotoxicity (cell death) in a variety of tumor types.
In a case study published in 2021, the authors describe how they used a combination of conventional cancer treatments and fenbendazole to treat the Stage 4 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) of a patient named Jennifer. They claim that fenbendazole worked to “stabilize and destabilize” the mitotic spindle, which is a structure that separates the chromosomes during cell division. This caused the chromosomes to be evenly separated and killed by the cellular machinery, leading to remission of Jennifer’s NSCLC.
However, this is an anecdotal report that doesn’t take into account other potential causes of Jennifer’s remission, such as the conventional cancer treatment she received and her healthy lifestyle. It also doesn’t compare her results to a control group that didn’t receive the same combination of therapies.
Another problem is that fenbendazole hasn’t been proven to cure cancer in humans, and it isn’t approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to do so. A spokesperson for Cancer Research UK tells Health Feedback that fenbendazole hasn’t gone through the rigorous clinical trial process required to determine whether it’s safe and effective for treating or preventing cancer, so it isn’t authorized as a cancer therapy.
It’s also important to note that while fenbendazole is an antiparasitic medication, it doesn’t kill parasites. For example, Panacur is an equine dewormer that contains fenbendazole and is intended to be given orally to horses to treat gastrointestinal tract issues. It is formulated to target large and small strongyles, encysted early third stage and late third stage cyathostome larvae, pinworms, and ascarids. It is safe for pregnant mares, stallions, and foals. This medication can be purchased from a veterinary clinic or pharmacy. It should be stored in a tightly sealed container at room temperature and kept out of direct sunlight. It should be used according to the instructions on the packaging and should never be ingested by infants or young children. In addition, this medication should not be used if your pet has a history of liver or kidney disease. Contact your veterinarian if you have any questions or concerns about the safety of this medication. They may recommend a different product or prescribe a different dosage.