What is Vermox (Mebendazole) used for?
Vermox (Mebendazole) prevents the growth or multiplication of worms in the body. It belongs to a group of medications known as amtihelmentics, which work by killing parasitic worms which infect the body. This drug is used to treat pinworm, (Enterobius vermicularis), whipworm, roundworm, hookworm and other worm infections.
How should I use Vermox (Mebendazole)?
Vermox (Mebendazole) comes in the form of orange flavored tablets. This drug is normally given as a single dose, with one 100mg tablet being taken. This medication should only be given to a child if advised to do so by a physician. It may sometimes be necessary to take one more dose 2 to 4 weeks after the first treatment, in order to prevent re-infection. Your physician will tell you whether or not it is necessary to do this.
What are the side effects of Vermox (Mebendazole)?
Vermox (Mebendazole) may cause mild side effects, such as stomach pain or nausea. However, if any other side effects are noticed, a physician should be consulted immediately.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Vermox (Mebendazole). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.