Over-the-counter MedicinesDeworming Agents


Mebendazole (Antiox) Suspension

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Description

Used in the treatment of single or mixed gastrointestinal worm infestation such as pinworm, whipworm, roundworm, threadworm, tapeworm, and hookworm.


Classification

Anthelmintics


Dosage

3-day treatment (20 mg/mL suspension): Take 5 mL twice daily for 3 consecutive days.
1-dose treatment(50 mg/mL suspension): Take 500 mg (10 mL) to be taken as a single dose. For enterobiasis, take 5 mL given as a single dose. Repeat dose after 2 & 4 weeks.


Precautions

Do not take more than the suggested dose. Not intended for use in infants below 1 year old, unless prescribed by the doctor. Avoid concomitant use with metronidazole or cimetidine.


Contraindications

This product should not be given to patients with known hypersensitivity or allergy to mebendazole or to any of its components. Not intended for use in pregnant or breastfeeding women.