Vermox

(mebendazole)

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Treats stomach infections caused by worms.

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Vermox (mebendazole) is a safe and effective treatment for parasitic infections of the gut caused by worms.

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

Upsides

  • Vermox (mebendazole) provides a 95% cure rate for the first course of therapy, and up to 100% cure rate if you take a second course.
  • Vermox (mebendazole) is effective at treating infections caused by several different types of worms.
  • Studies show Vermox (mebendazole) works better than other medications for worm infections.
  • Most people who take it have few side effects.
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Downsides

  • You might see visible worms or small white threads in your clothes or toilet after you finish Vermox (mebendazole).
  • If you haven't completely gotten rid of your infection after your first course of treatment, you'll need to talk to your doctor and possibly take Vermox (mebendazole) again.
  • Not well-studied for use in children younger than 2 years old.
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How it works

Vermox (mebendazole) is an antiparasitic. It kills worms by preventing them from taking up sugar that they need as a source of energy.

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

Used for

  • Parasitic infection (worms)

Dosage forms

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What to expect when you take Vermox (mebendazole) for Parasitic infection of gut

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  • Possible side effects
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Gas
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
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Side effect rates for Vermox (mebendazole)

From 6276 clinical trials of Vermox when taken for parasitic infection of gut

Risks and Warnings for Vermox (mebendazole)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Taking Vermox (mebendazole) at higher doses and for longer than usually recommended

    Rarely, Vermox (mebendazole) has caused low white blood cells. This makes it harder for your body to fight off infections. This is more likely to happen if you've been taking Vermox (mebendazole) at higher doses or for longer than what your doctor tells you. Talk to your doctor right away if you start to feel sick again after taking Vermox (mebendazole). Symptoms can include fever and chills, dizziness, weakness or fatigue.

Common concerns from people taking Vermox (mebendazole)

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Interactions
  • Vermox (mebendazole) can interact with some medicines, including antibiotics and anti-seizure drugs. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about other medicines you're taking.
Food
  • You can chew, swallow, or crush and mix the tablet with food if you have trouble swallowing.