Mebendazole


What is Mebendazole for ?

This medication is an antihelmintic agent, prescribed for worm infections. It works by killing sensitive worms.

How does Mebendazole work ?

Mebendazole works to harm the worms and fight the infection.

How should Mebendazole be used ?

It comes as a chewable tablet to take by mouth with or without food. The recommended dose range is 200 ? 800 mgday in divided doses.

Common side effects of Mebendazole ?

Headache. Belly pain. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Loose stools (diarrhea).

What do I do if I miss a dose ?

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

What precautions should I take when taking Mebendazole ?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of worm infection, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Avoid long-term use of this medication. Avoid contact with people who have infections.

When do I need to seek medical help ?

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Feeling very tired or weak. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Very loose stools (diarrhea). Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Mebendazole with other medicines ?

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions ?

Avoid Alcohol.

How do I store Mebendazole ?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Pregnancy Category ?

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Therapeutic Classification ?

Antihelmintics.