What is DeWorm (Mebendazole) used for?
DeWorm (Mebendazole) is an antihelmintic medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from intestinal worm infections. It operates by preventing the reproduction of worms in the body while killing the organisms allowing them to be excreted in the stools. The medication is commonly prescribed to treat infections caused by hookworms, whipworms, roundworms, or threadworms. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use DeWorm (Mebendazole)?
DeWorm (Mebendazole) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. Pinworm infections are normally treated with one tablet taken once each day for three days while other types of worm infections may require two daily doses taken for a cycle of medication lasting three to seven days. These may be swallowed whole, crushed, or chewed and can be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is recommended before use if you experience an upset stomach. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of DeWorm (Mebendazole)?
DeWorm (Mebendazole) will not normally cause side effects when used correctly, however some patients have reported experiencing an upset stomach, diarrhea, or a fever. Immediately inform your physician if you experience any unusual or worrying symptoms being especially cautious about any signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, welling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require lower doses or reduced frequency of administration to prevent further complications from occurring.
DeWorm (Mebendazole) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, under two years of age, or fructose intolerant.
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 an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.