Mebendazole review

Manufactured under the brand name Vermox, Mebendazole is a drug commonly used to address worm infections of the intestine. This includes infections with pinworms, roundworms and hook worms. Generally, Mebendazole works by killing parasites in the body. More specifically, Mebendazole prevents the worm from absorbing the nutrients necessary for its survival. This causes the worm’s eventual death.

Mebendazole may be taken in two ways. It can be taken in a single or one-time dose. It may also be taken as a chewable tablet. The tablet is taken two times a day, for three days. The medicine can be crushed or taken with food if the patient prefers to do so. Both treatments maybe repeated after two to three weeks. This ensures that the infections are properly managed.

However, the dosage will be determined according to your specific situation. The doctor will have to decide on which dosage will be effective against the parasite you have.

Before you start taking Mebendazole, consult your doctor. Inform him about any preexisting conditions like liver disease, anemia and even malnutrition. In addition, it would be extremely necessary to tell your doctor about nay allergies. Furthermore, if you are pregnant, make sure are informed about how Mebendazole will affect you and your child. Breastfeeding is also a concern since Mebendazole’s effects on breastmilk have yet to be confirmed. As a precaution, consult your doctor about how the safety of taking Mebendazole while breastfeeding. Children under two years old are also not advised to take Mebendazole. If the treatment is considered, it would be best to first consult a doctor regarding its safety.

In order to ensure that negative interactions do not occur, inform your doctor of any medication which you are currently taking. The doctor will then decide on whether Mebendazole is compatible with your current medication.

Mebendazole can affect your stomach. This may lead various side effects like diarrhea, vomiting and/or loss of appetite. The person may also feel dizzy and drowsy. Aside from side effects, the patient should also monitor his condition in order to quickly determine if he has any allergic reaction to Mebendazole. Although allergic reactions are rare, the patient should still watch for symptoms that point to allergies. These include rashes, itchiness, swelling in the face and extremities as well as difficulty in breathing.

There are more severe symptoms that are rare but possible. So, the patient must be very observant. If he notices darkening in his urine or feces, he should report it to the doctor. Yellowing of the skin and eyes should also be immediately reported to proper medical professionals.

As a form of precaution, family members who maintain close contact with the patient should also consider taking Mebendazole. This is because worm infections may spread easily. This is especially true for those with pinworm infections. In the meantime, it is advisable for the patient and his family to maintain very strict hygiene. This would involve disinfecting towels, undergarments, and toilets. If the infection persists, consult your doctor immediately.

Mebendazole has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of mebendazole

• Molecular formula of mebendazole is C16H13N3O3
• Chemical IUPAC Name is methyl [(5-benzoyl-3H-benzoimidazol-2-yl)amino]formate
• Molecular weight is 295.293 g/mol
Mebendazole available : 100mg tablets

Brand name(s): Bantenol, Besantin, Lomper, Mebenoazole, Mebenvet, Mebex, Mebutar, Noverme, Ovitelmin, Pantelmin, Telmin, Vermex, Vermicidin, Vermirax, Vermox, Verpanyl

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