Emverm

(mebendazole)

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Treats infections caused by worms.

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Emverm (mebendazole) effectively treats various worm infections, but may require blood work if taken for a long time.

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Quick facts about Emverm
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Can be chewed, swallowed whole, or crushed and mixed with food.
  • Safe to use for children age 2 or older.
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Downsides

  • Emverm (mebendazole) may lower the number of cells in your body that fight infection. Stay away from people with infections, colds, or flu.
  • You may bleed more easily while taking Emverm (mebendazole).
  • Not good for treating tapeworm infection.
  • Emverm (mebendazole) is not well absorbed when taken by mouth.
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How it works

Emverm (mebendazole) is an antiparasitic that kills worms and other parasites by not allowing them to use energy for survival.

Quick facts about Emverm
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Used for

  • Pinworms
  • Whipworms
  • Common roundworms

Dosage forms

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What to expect when you take Emverm (mebendazole) for Worm infection

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  • Possible side effects
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Face swelling
  • Elevated liver tests
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Risks and Warnings for Emverm (mebendazole)

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  • Emverm (mebendazole) may stop your bone marrow from making some of the cells that your body needs for fighting infections. This may increase your chance of getting an infection, bleeding problems, or anemia. Tell your doctor right away about any fever, sore throat, signs of infection, bleeding, shortness of breath, or feeling tired.

Common concerns from people taking Emverm (mebendazole)

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  • Take with or without food. The tablet may be chewed, swallowed, or crushed and mixed with food.
  • Can be chewed, swallowed whole, or crushed and mixed with food.