What is Vermox (Mebendazole) used for?
Vermox (Mebendazole) is an oral antihelmintic medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from worm infections caused by roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, or threadworms. It operates by paralyzing and killing the parasites allowing them to be eliminated from the body. Your physician may also prescribe this medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Vermox (Mebendazole)?
Vermox (Mebendazole) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally administered as one single dose for pinworm infections, but your individual directions will depend on the condition being treated and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a snack or meal is suggested prior to use if you experience nausea. Never change the form of the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Vermox (Mebendazole)?
Vermox (Mebendazole) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop taking the medication and contact your physician immediately if you experience any serious side effects such as severe diarrhea that is watery or bloody, muscle tremors, or signs of an allergic reaction such as intense skin rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Vermox (Mebendazole) should not be used to treat patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or fructose intolerant. Also inform your physician if you have any other chronic health conditions that may cause unexpected complications during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
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 an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.