What is DeWorm (Mebendazole) used for?
DeWorm (Mebendazole) is a type of antihelmintic (anti-worm) drug, which prevents the growth and multiplication of worms in the body. It is given as a treatment for worm infections such as threadworm, hookworm, roundworm, pinworm, whipworm and other worm infections. It is also prescribed as a treatment for worm infections such as trichinosis occurring elsewhere in the body.
How should I use DeWorm (Mebendazole)?
DeWorm (Mebendazole) comes in the form of orange flavored chewable tablets. This drug is taken as a single dose. Your physician may need to repeat treatment 2 to 3 weeks after the first dose. Follow the instructions provided to you by your physician.
What are the side effects of DeWorm (Mebendazole)?
DeWorm (Mebendazole) may cause diarrhea, stomach pain or nausea. You should consult your physician if any of the side effects mentioned here persist or worsen, or if any other more serious side effects occur.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using DeWorm (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.