Mebendazole General Information
Mebendazole (generic name: Mebendazole; brand names include: Ovex / Antiox / Pripsen / Mebex / Wormin) belongs to a group of medicines called anthelmintics.
Mebendazole is used in the treatment of worm infections.
Mebendazole is used to treat:
Common roundworms (ascariasis)
Hookworm infections (uncinariasis)
Pinworms (enterobiasis; oxyuriasis)
Mebendazole can be used to treat more than one worm infection at a time.
This medicine may also be used for other worm infections as determined by your doctor.
Mebendazole works by preventing the worm from absorbing essential sugars needed for survival. This leads to the eventual death of the parasite within a few days.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Take Mebendazole exactly as directed.
Mebendazole can be used to treat adults and children aged 2 years and older. The dose of Mebendazole may be different for different patients. The number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are taking Mebendazole.
For common roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms:
Adults and children 2 years of age and over - 100 mg two times a day, morning and evening, for three days. Treatment may need to be repeated in two to three weeks.
Adults and children 2 years of age and over - 100 mg once a day for one day. Treatment may need to be repeated in two to three weeks.
For more than one worm infection at a time:
Adults and children 2 years of age and over - 100 mg two times a day, morning and evening, for three days.
Mebendazole tablets may be chewed, swallowed whole, or crushed and mixed with food.
Tell your doctor before taking Mebendazole, if:
you are allergic to any medicines;
you have Crohn's disease, liver disease or ulcerative colitis;
you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Active ingredient: mebendazole.