About the drug:
Mebendazole is an anthelmintic or anti-worm medication. It is used to prevent newly hatched Insect larvae (parasitic worms) from growing or multiplying in your body. Mebendazole is sold under various trade names.
Uses of the drug:
It is prescribed primarily for the treatment of infections caused by worms such as whipworm, pinworm, roundworm, and hookworm. This medication may be used to treat infections caused by more than one of these parasites at the same time. This medication may also be prescribed for conditions not mentioned here.
Working of the drug:
Mebendazole is known to inhibit the formation of microtubules and it is known to produce the depletion of glucose present in the worm.
Mebex is manufactured by Cipla, India and it can be bought online from 24x7pharma.com.
Dosage form and strengths:
The drug is available in the form of tablet under the following brand name and strength on our website:
• Mebex 100 mg
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Before you take the drug:
Do not take the drug if you:
- Are allergic to this active ingredient Mebendazole or any other ingredient of the drug.
- Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant
- Are breastfeeding as the drug may pass into the breast milk
Tell your doctor if you:
- Have high blood pressure
- Have a history of epilepsy
- Have a diabetes history
- Have heart rhythm problems (arrhythmia)
How much to take the drug?
Take the drug exactly as prescribed by the doctor. The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine and the condition of the patient. Do not use more of it and do not use it more often than your doctor ordered. It may take about 3 days after starting the treatment for the worms to be purged from your stomach and intestines. The time to clear the body of worms also depends of how susceptible the worm is to Mebendazole, and how quickly one’s digestive system is functioning. Fasting, laxatives, and purging will not remove the worms from the body. Always store Mebendazole in a cool and dry place.
How to take the drug?
If you are taking the tablets, then you can just swallow the tablets with a glass of water. Do not break or crush the tablet. Do not dissolve the tablets, take it as full.
Take the medicine as prescribed by the Doctor. Try to take the dose at the same time each day; this reduces the chances of missing a dose.
For how long to take it?
Do not stop taking the tablets or change the dose without consulting with your Doctor. This drug is meant to be taken on a regular basis, so keep on taking the drug as long as recommended by the Doctor.
An overdose of Mebendazole can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain. If you think that you have overdosed on this medication, seek medicalattention right away or call the Doctor immediately.
Consult your doctor if you miss the dose. If it’s less than one hour of the dose time missed then go and take the drug, but if it’s more than 6 hours of the missed , then leave the dose and take the next dose at the correct time period. Don’t double up the dose in order to catch up the missed one.
Side effects of the drug:
Every medicine has some side effects. Some of the common side-effects are:
- Abdominal or stomach pain
- Bladder pain
- Bloody or cloudy urine
- Chest discomfort
- Chest pain
- Cough or hoarseness
- Cough producing mucus
- Temporary hair loss
- Difficult or labored breathing
- Difficulty with swallowing runny nose
- Shortness of breath
- Skin rash
- Sore throat
Common drug interactions:
Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Your doctor will provide you the list of drugs to be avoided while taking this drug. Some drugs can interact with Mebendazole reducing its effectiveness, especially anti seizure drugs such as phenytoin, ethotoin, mephenytoin, and carbamazepine. However, these are not all the possible drugs that can interact with Mebendazole. Inform your doctor about all your medications in advance. Never start a new medication, nor stop using any existing medication without proper medical advice.
Things to remember:
- Don’t use the expired drugs
- Keep a complete record of all the medicines you are taking along with this medicine
- Pinworm infections spread from one person to another easily, especially with close contact.
- Take extra care while handling clothes, linen, and towels of infected person in the house and ensure that they are washed everyday as well as not shared by non infected people.
- You should properly disinfect the house to minimize the possibility of pinworm infestation.