What is DeWorm (Mebendazole) used for?
DeWorm (Mebendazole) is an oral anthelmintic medication prescribed to treat infections caused by threadworms, roundworms, hookworms, or whipworms. It operates by disabling and destroying the parasites and their eggs allowing them to be eliminated from the body. Your doctor may also prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use DeWorm (Mebendazole)?
DeWorm (Mebendazole) should always be used according to your doctor`s instructions and those included with the packaging to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken twice daily for a period of medication lasting two or three days, but your individual instructions will depend on your age, weight, current health, 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, although a snack or meal is recommended prior to use if you get an upset stomach. Do not chew, split, or crush the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of DeWorm (Mebendazole)?
DeWorm (Mebendazole) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any serious or worrying symptoms being especially cautious about any signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, severe 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 more health complications from occurring.
DeWorm (Mebendazole) should not be used by patients who are children, pregnant, breastfeeding, fructose intolerant, or lactose intolerant. You are also suggested to inform your doctor about any other chronic health conditions you have that may cause unexpected health problems to ensure the correct adjustments are made to your treatment.
Strictly use DeWorm (Mebendazole) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
DeWorm (Mebendazole) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.