Vermox is used to treat infections caused by worms such as whipworm, pinworm, roundworm, and hookworm. It is also used to treat infections caused by more than one of these worms at the same time.
How to use
Use Vermox as directed by your doctor.
Use as directed on the package, unless instructed otherwise by your doctor.
Vermox tablets may be swallowed, chewed, or crushed and mixed with food.
It may be up to 3 days after treatment before the worm is removed from your stomach and intestines. The amount of time it takes to cure the infection depends on how susceptible the worm is to Vermox, and how quickly your own digestive system is moving. If the infection has not been cured within 3 weeks, a second treatment may be necessary.
Treatment of family members and other close contacts may be necessary. Pinworm is spread very easily to others in close contact with the infected person.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Vermox.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Vermox is an antihelmintic, or anti-worm, medication. It prevents worms from growing or multiplying in your body.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
Store Vermox at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Vermox out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Do not take Vermox without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
Vermox is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether it will be harmful to an unborn baby.
Children younger than 2 years of age should not take mebendazole unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
Possible Side Effects
Stop taking Vermox and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction:
swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; shortness of breath; closing of your throat; or hives.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take Vermox and talk to your doctor if you experience abdominal pain, diarrhea, or a fever.
Vermox is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.